You might know supermodel Elle Macpherson from her time hosting Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model or even her record five cover appearances on Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue. Or perhaps her iconic romance storyline on Friends.
The Australian supermodel has been a big name in fashion for decades now. But now Macpherson is seems to also making a name for herself in anti-vax circles.
The model and business woman has been criticised for seemingly promoting an anti-vaccination campaign led by her boyfriend.
It’s worth noting that her boyfriend, Andrew Wakefield, is a disgraced former doctor.He was struck off from practising medicine in the UK after publishing sham research which claimed that measles vaccines lead to autism. His bogus study led to an increasing number of people refusing to vaccinate their kids.
After being struck off, he moved to the US and started producing anti-vax films, which is what Macpherson was seen promoting.
According to footage from The Daily Mail, the model stood on a stage in North Carolina and introduced her boyfriend’s new film.
She reportedly said:
You made this film during COVID, and it’s interesting because it’s such beautiful, sacred timing when you watch the film, because it’s so pertinent and so relevant.
Macpherson continued: “And for it to come in this divine time where vaccination and mandatory vaccination is on everybody’s lips.”
Vaccination is, of course, on everybody’s lips thanks to promising news about the development of potentially life-saving jabs.
Oxford AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna have all announced vaccines with high efficacy.
Results from trials show that there are no serious safety concerns involved in taking them.
To deal with anti-vax sentiments, encouraged by the likes of Macpherson, lawmakers and corporations are working out how to encourage everybody to take the vaccines.
The boss of Qantas, an international airline, just revealed that they won’t allow passengers to board flights unless they can prove they’ve been vaccinated.
Let’s hope that too many people aren’t taken in by Macpherson and Wakefield’s antics.