An MSNBC analyst was mocked on Twitter after he bizarrely commented that taking the COVID-19 vaccine felt like a “wave of euphoria.”
Matthew Miller became the latest public figure to aggressively signal his virtue with the apparent belief that having a jab is some kind of Mother Theresa-level act of public service.
“Did not quite anticipate the wave of euphoria and emotion that comes with that first shot. Go get your vaccine, folks. Best feeling you’ll have had in a year,” tweeted Miller.
Did not quite anticipate the wave of euphoria and emotion that comes with that first shot. Go get your vaccine, folks. Best feeling you’ll have had in a year. pic.twitter.com/Py66GRmv3I
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) April 14, 2021
Given that his description of taking the vaccine was more suited to taking a large dose of heroin, Miller faced almost immediate ridicule.
Imagine being trapped in such a meaningless existence https://t.co/dQRepuVAxA
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) April 15, 2021
Say you have no sex life, without saying you have no sex life. https://t.co/G1KMqZBYZj
— Nicole Arbour (@NicoleArbour) April 15, 2021
What a fucking pussy https://t.co/EzixIrzFft
— Dr. Som Ting Wong (@horyshite) April 15, 2021
are you sure they didn't just hit you with heroin https://t.co/IwcnWt46Xu
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) April 15, 2021
You need a life, bro. https://t.co/zQHB2NmKJ5
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) April 14, 2021
This is the exact opposite of unplugging from the matrix. https://t.co/1plNAAjqzh
— TopLobsta (@toplobsta_) April 14, 2021
Niggas talk about getting a vaccine the same way bugchasers talk about getting "The Gift" https://t.co/Z1KEXZfxWO
— bob sacamano (new here… follow me!) (@StevenBonnelll) April 15, 2021
Wonder if the multiple people who died or had adverse reactions felt the same? https://t.co/EJgTxhpeCP
— Whisky.mtns (@Mtns_Whiskey) April 14, 2021
Journalists and news pundits have developed a weird fetish for posting vaccine selfies, appearing to believe that having someone inject a needle in your arm is a momentous act of moral bravery.
Last week, CNN’s Brian Stelter also faced mockery for calling out Fox News hosts for not sharing their own vaccine selfies.
“It’s really important to see all these TV anchors, personalities, showing themselves getting the shot. We’ve seen a lot of vaccine selfies from lots of folks at lots of different networks, it’s been really inspiring to see,” Stelter said.
“So, I say all of that to make the following point,” Stelter added. “Where are the biggest stars on Fox getting vaccinated?”
Maybe most of them are getting vaccinated but don’t broadcast the fact because getting vaccinated isn’t an achievement.
CNN complains that Fox News hosts aren’t posting vaccine selfies
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 11, 2021