Actor Steve Burton has become the latest high profile figure to receive backlash for controversy around the COVID-19 vaccine, but unlike Aaron Rodgers, Burton has also lost his job because of his stance.
Burton has starred in General Hospital for 29 years, but has been sacked after refusing to be vaccinated.
He said in an Instagram video:
“I wanted you to hear it from me personally. Unfortunately, ‘General Hospital’ has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions and both of those were denied, which hurts but this is also about personal freedom to me. I don’t think anybody should lose their livelihood over this.”
“I’ll always be thankful for my time at General Hospital. I love it there. I grew up there. I grew up with some of you. Maybe one day if these vaccine mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan. That would be an honor. And if not, I’m going to take this amazing experience, move forward, and be forever grateful.”
All cast members of the show were required to be vaccinated by November 1.