Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Western Sydney Health shuts down Nicki Minaj's bizarre vaccine myth
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian celebrated 80 per cent first vaccine dose across NSW but it comes as 1259 new cases and 12 deaths are announced. Video / Sky News Australia
Western Sydney Health has brutally shut down a global pop star in a hilarious tweet after the artist posted misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccine to her 22.6 million followers.
After announcing she would not attend the Met Gala because of its vaccine requirement and wanting to "do her own research" first, music icon Nicki Minaj then posted a bizarre claim about her cousin's friend's swollen testicles.
"My cousin in Trinidad won't get the vaccine because his friend got it and became impotent," she claimed in a tweet.
"His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding."
The Western Sydney Health department wasn't having a bar of it, and fired back in a witty tweet.
We promise to leave the rapping to @NICKIMINAJ if she leaves medicine to doctors and scientists pic.twitter.com/pqv00rNi0l— Western Sydney Health (@WestSydHealth) September 14, 2021
"We promise to leave the rapping to Nicki Minaj if she leaves medicine to doctors and scientists," they wrote, alongside an image of common vaccine side effects like tiredness and headaches.
Swollen testicles did not make the list.
There is no evidence to support theories that any Covid-19 vaccine can cause fertility issues.
Speaking to Sunrise on Wednesday morning infectious disease and vaccine expert Professor Robert Booy debunked claims that the vaccine could affect fertility.
"Millions of American women have [got the vaccine] and they got pregnant and got pregnant safely," he said.Related articles
"There is no impairment in the children born to mothers who have been vaccinated.
"She [Minaj] is a new mum, but she is not being helpful in this regard."
Minaj has not said she is opposed to the vaccine, earlier telling followers: "[I'll get vaccinated] once I feel I've done enough research. I'm working on that now.
"In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with two strings that grips your head and face. Not that loose one."