Former wrestling star Hulk Hogan pushed a popular conspiracy theory claiming that beloved actress Betty White, comedian Bob Saget, and legendary actor Sidney Poitier all died after receiving vaccination shots.
Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, made the comment on a video from YouTube influencer Josh Pray lamenting the death of Saget. The wrestler responded to a commenter who claimed that the "Full House" star had died from the "jab," a nickname for the coronavirus vaccine shot.
"100 percent Betty and Sidney were also jabbed their dropping like flies but they'll never say it," Hogan responded.
That comment was deleted soon after, but its existence was documented by many who took screenshots before it was taken down.
Saget, who was 65 years old, died on Sunday. He was found unresponsive in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida. Officials said there were no signs of foul play or that drugs were involved in his death.
White died at the age of 99 on New Year's Eve, just ahead of her birthday. Her death certificate said she died from a stroke she suffered six days previously, according to ABC News.
White's publicist refuted conspiracy theories online trying to link her death to the vaccine booster shot based on a fake quote that was being circulated by many on social media.
"People are saying her death was related to getting a booster shot three days earlier, but that is not true. She died of natural causes. Her death should not be politicized — that is not the life she lived," said Jeff Witjas to People magazine.
Hogan previously opined in April 2020 that perhaps God had sent the coronavirus pandemic in order to strip people of the things they worshipped instead of focusing on God.
"Maybe we don't need a vaccine," said Hogan at the time. "Maybe we need to take this time of isolation from the distractions of the world and have a personal revival where we focus on the ONLY thing in the world that really matters. Jesus."
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in November that unvaccinated people were 14 times more likely than vaccinated people to die from COVID-related complications, while they were also nine times more likely to be hospitalized due to coronavirus complications.
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