Morgan Freeman’s COVID-19 vaccine PSA sparks controversy

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He’s the voice of God — but that still doesn’t mean people trust him.

Morgan Freeman recorded a public service ad urging people to “trust” him and get their COVID-19 vaccines — but Twitter couldn’t decide Tuesday whether the actor should be considered infallible when it comes to recommending the shots.

“I’m Morgan Freeman. I’m not a doctor. But I trust science. And I’m told that for some reason, people trust me,” the 83-year-old actor, who has portrayed God in flicks such as “Bruce Almighty,” says in the clip.

“So here I am to say I trust science and I got the vaccine. If you trust me, you’ll get the vaccine.

“In math, it is called distributive property,” Morgan says in the ad by the actor-driven nonprofit Creative Coalition.

“In people, it’s called taking care of one another. Get the vaccine. Help make our world a safe place for us to enjoy ourselves again. Please.”

The ad by the gray-haired star — just the latest actor to make such a PSA pushing the immunizations — sparked a Twitter debate over whether Hollywood types should be promoting the controversial shots.

“Hey, let’s take medical advice from actors who lie for a living. What could possibly go wrong?” a poster tweeted.

I'm Morgan Freeman, I'm not a doctor but i trust the science video.I'm Morgan Freeman, I'm not a doctor but i trust the science video.

Another person wrote, “I don’t know Morgan Freeman personally so how would I trust him? As for politicians I don’t trust any of them.”

Someone else tweeted, “Morgan Freeman’s a great actor. Unfortunately, there’s not an actor in the world that can give ten year safety data on your experimental technology, so I don’t care who you pay to beg me to get one. I’m not.”

But the ad had plenty of supporters, too.

“I Trust Science … and Morgan Freeman get the Vaccine,” one person tweeted.

Another tweeter wrote, “Great video. I trust Morgan Freeman. I get my second dose next week!”

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