Yellowstone Actor Forrie J. Smith Will Not Attend The SAG Awards Due To Vaccination Requirement

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It was awesome to see Yellowstone break the seal and get nominated for an award, as they were nominated for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series for this year’s SAG Awards.

However, there will be one key cast member who will not be making an appearance to the ceremony…

And that’s Forrie J. Smith, who plays ranch hand Lloyd Pierce on the show.

He admitted via an Instagram post (that has since been deleted), that he will not be attending the ceremony due to their COVID vaccination requirements, as he’s not vaccinated.

He noted that he hasn’t ever been vaccinated since he was a little kid, and believes it hurts your natural immunity. He also added that he had no intentions of offending anyone, it was just his personal beliefs:

“I want to apologize to y’all for not being at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. I mean no offense to anyone. I’m not vaccinated, and it’s a requirement to be vaccinated.

I’m not vaccinated, I will not get vaccinated. I haven’t been vaccinated since I was a little kid. I don’t vaccinate my dogs, I don’t vaccinate my horses. I’ve never had a flu shot. I never will.

I believe they compromise your immunities… It’s just my beliefs. I just don’t believe in that stuff. Whatever.”

The awards show is requiring its attendees to be vaccinated, along with having a booster shot and a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the event.

They’ve also asked attendees to wear KN95 or KF94 masks specifically.

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