Isabel Lucas defends decision NOT to get Covid vaccination


Isabel Lucas reveals why she refused to get a Covid jab and how she knew she ‘wouldn’t get another TV job’ because she dared to lash out at lockdown lunacy that made Australia the laughing stock of the world

Australian actress Isabel Lucas sparked widespread backlash in 2020 after coming out against vaccine mandates and lockdowns amid the Covid pandemic.

And now the former Home and Away star has opened up about her decision to jib the jab, admitting that she knew it was ‘highly likely I won’t work for years if I share this’.

Speaking to Stellar magazine, the 37-year-old said that she had ‘several’ vaccines when she was growing up, but chose not to get vaccinated against Covid.

Isabel Lucas has spoken out about her decision not to get vaccinated in the latest issue of Stellar magazine

‘For me, I appreciate, what might be right for you may not be right for me, but it’s not right that either of us are being stripped of the freedom to choose,’ she explained.

‘Our relationship with our body is very personal and it’s deeply complex and so are our choices, and we’re claiming to engage in conversations about inclusion and diversity – you know, gender, religion, sexuality, race – without allowing our beliefs or observations to be acknowledged,’ she continued.

‘The diversity of choice is yet to be included, in my experience.’

Last November, Isabel said that she was ‘pro-choice’ when it came to the Covid vaccine.

She later clarified her remarks on Instagram, saying she has ‘concerns around “mandatory” vaccination, not vaccination itself’. 

'For me, I appreciate, what might be right for you may not be right for me, but it¿s not right that either of us are being stripped of the freedom to choose,' she explained

‘For me, I appreciate, what might be right for you may not be right for me, but it’s not right that either of us are being stripped of the freedom to choose,’ she explained

The stunning actress also posed for a high fashion photoshoot for the magazine

The stunning actress also posed for a high fashion photoshoot for the magazine

At the time, the star joined hundreds of people at a rally to protest Australia’s Covid-19 vaccine mandates at the New South Wales-Queensland border.

In 2020, Isabel hit headlines when she shared anti-vaccination views on Instagram while commenting on a post by controversial chef Pete Evans.

Throwing her support behind the former MKR judge, she wrote: ‘Freedom of choice is every human’s right. I don’t trust the path of vaccination.’

Isabel previously joined hundreds of people at a rally to protest Australia's Covid-19 vaccine mandates at the New South Wales-Queensland border

Isabel previously joined hundreds of people at a rally to protest Australia’s Covid-19 vaccine mandates at the New South Wales-Queensland border

The actress sparked widespread backlash in 2020 after coming out against vaccine mandates and lockdowns amid the Covid pandemic

The actress sparked widespread backlash in 2020 after coming out against vaccine mandates and lockdowns amid the Covid pandemic

She received widespread backlash for her stance, and as a result was dropped as an ambassador for the charity Plan International Australia, which ironically champions equal rights for young girls.

Isabel has a long history of activism dating back to 2007, when she and fellow actress Hayden Panettiere joined activists on surfboards to try and stop a pod of dolphins being slaughtered in Japan.

In 2020, Isabel also attended a ‘peaceful’ anti-5G protest in Byron Bay, marching from the Jing Organics health food store to the proposed location of a 5G tower.

Isabel got her big break in acting playing Tasha Andrews on Home and Away from 2003 to 2006

Isabel got her big break in acting playing Tasha Andrews on Home and Away from 2003 to 2006

The Australian star later found fame in Hollywood in films like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (pictured)

The Australian star later found fame in Hollywood in films like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (pictured)

The Sydney-born beauty got her big break in acting playing Tasha Andrews on Home and Away from 2003 to 2006.

From there, she found stardom in Hollywood in films like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Daybreakers, and Red Dawn. 

More recently, she played Samantha Cage in season two of the MacGyver TV reboot.

Isabel has since left Los Angeles and moved back to Australia to start a new life in Byron Bay. 

More recently, she played Samantha Cage in season two of the MacGyver TV reboot before leaving the role in 2018 and relocating back home to Australia

More recently, she played Samantha Cage in season two of the MacGyver TV reboot before leaving the role in 2018 and relocating back home to Australia

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