Far-left, former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann blasted Americans unvaccinated towards COVID-19 as “afraid,” referring to them as “snowflakes” and “morons” in a vulgar, viral video that has gathered greater than two million views. 

“Time to stop coddling the people who won’t get the shot,” Olbermann mentioned as he acquired the COVID booster. 

“Our first step, you and I, is symbols, the language we use. We call these people ‘vaccine hesitant,’ ‘vaccine skeptics,’ ‘anti-vax,’ we say they’re protesting mandates and passports, they’re making a personal choice. They’re waiting for more information, they’re making a medical decision. Bulls—t! They’re afraid,” Olbermann mentioned. 

Far-left, former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann blasted Americans unvaccinated towards COVID-19 in a viral video.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

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“They’re afraid to get vaccinated. Stop feeding their egos about what they’re doing. Stop legitimizing it,” he continued as he began to yell and seem offended. “Vaccine hesitant? They’re afraid! Vaccine skeptics? They’re afraid! Anti-vax? They’re afraid! They’re protesting mandates and passports? They’re afraid! They’re making a personal choice? They’re afraid! They’re waiting for more information? Afraid!”

Olbermann, who was accused of creating a “death threat” to Reason’s Robby Soave earlier this yr after disagreeing with him over whether or not or not vaccinated individuals have to proceed sporting masks, left a high-paid ESPN gig in 2020 in order that he may spout political beliefs on-line.

The famously bombastic pundit has posted the video a number of instances amid a feud with podcaster Joe Rogan, who has not been vaccinated.

“They’re making a medical decision to be afraid. The snowflakes are afraid. Afraid of the vaccine, afraid of being proved wrong, afraid of doing what anybody else in the world tells them to do, afraid of needles,” he mentioned. “So, no more pleasant euphemisms about what’s going on here. Apart from the people who have legitimate medical complications about vaccines, we have to stop coddling the morons who will not get the shot. We start by calling them what they are. They are all snowflakes.” 

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Olbermann was as soon as among the many most outspoken critics of former President Donald Trump, even shifting out of his luxurious New York City condo constructing as a result of it was owned by him. He was widely criticized when his anti-Trump e-book featured a canopy picture of himself draped in the American flag, which is visibly touching the bottom – a violation of U.S. flag code.

Olbermann was a well-liked anchor for ESPN’s “SportsCenter” within the Nineteen Nineties and later a Fox Sports baseball analyst earlier than internet hosting the left-wing opinion present “Countdown” on MSNBC from 2003 to 2011.

Since then, he is bounced between sports and politics work. He re-joined ESPN in 2018 however determined to exit earlier than the 2020 election so he may converse out towards Trump.