‘Depressing and scary’ Carol McGiffin ‘despairs’ over Covid vaccine passports | Celebrity News | Show biz & TV
Carol McGiffin is known to never back down when it comes to speaking her mind and her latest social media post is no different. The broadcaster has now struck in the wake of a viral video on social media, claiming that French nationals are “punished” if they are not vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The Loose Women star, 61, recently claimed that French President Emmanuel Macron “ignored” the “massive protests” against vaccine passports in the European country.
It comes after the 43-year-old introduced vaccine passports following a U-turn decision, just a year after he said people needed to regain their “freedom” in the country to live their lives.
Now, following a social media video that has since gone viral, Carol was less than impressed after flight attendants appeared to check vaccine passports before French nationals boarded a train.
In the clip which has amassed more than 412 retweets, those who are vaccinated appear to be given blue bracelets before being allowed to board.
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Speaking to Twitter, Carol did not hold any prisoners as she spoke out against the decision which some deemed controversial.
Looking at her 441,700 followers, she wrote: “False, disturbing, depressing and scary all at the same time.
“And if people don’t care about that happening, I despair. #NoVaccinePassports #PassDeLaHonte”, which translates to “shame pass”.
Many of Carol’s loyal Twitter followers took to the replies section of her post to share their thoughts on the matter.
One of them wrote: “I’m mad at this! And [I] You don’t even live there, that’s totally wrong. It will probably be a matter of time before [they are] presented here, but I really didn’t think Macron was going to take this route, considering everything he said previously about the importance of getting, freedom etc, it’s coercion and threat, ‘having the vaccine , or…’ “
While a second added: “Disgusting. How can EVERYBODY not see where this is going, whether he has had the jab or not.”
However, some disagreed with Carol’s post, with another follower adding: “It must be done, to be honest everyone should be forced to get the vaccine !! We will only be CV19 free! if EVERYBODY follows the line, it’s not rocket science! “
“Carol this is a global pandemic, if you don’t like it then don’t live in France,” a fourth said.
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Speaking to Dan Wootton of GB News earlier this week, Carol admitted that life in France where she resides is “difficult”.
“It’s so difficult, life is getting very difficult here,” she said.
Before adding: “I never thought that would happen, when I left the UK to return to France in January, I escaped the restrictions and they were lifted earlier here in France.
“Then I came back to London in June and things relaxed there a bit, but they had been here for a long time and there were hardly any restrictions, a few people were still wearing masks on the streets.”
Carol went on to say: “I’m quite worried about the future in France, it is obvious that Emmanuel Macron is paying no attention to the massive protests.
“I felt really bad listening to what Macron was saying, I couldn’t believe he was bringing Covid passports so quickly.”
The star added: “I remember last year on TV he said we have to find our culture, our freedom, our lives and be French.
“He said all that, then said you can’t go anywhere without this covid pass.”
Express.co.uk contacted the French Consulate for further comments.