Actor Ice Cube Exits Sony Film After Refusing Covid-19 Vaccine

Actor Ice Cube Exits Sony Film After Refusing Covid-19 Vaccine

Actor and rapper Ice Cube exited Sony Pictures’ upcoming comedy Oh Hell No after declining the producers’ request that he be vaccinated for Covid-19, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 27: Rapper Ice Cube performs onstage during the Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, … [+] Snoop Dogg, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock concert at Staples Center on June 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Key Facts

Actor and rapper Ice Cube exited Sony Pictures’ upcoming comedy Oh Hell No after declining the producers’ request that he be vaccinated for Covid-19, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sony, along with Ice Cube’s representation and agency, all declined The Hollywood Reporter’s request for comment.

The film, co-starring and co-produced by Jack Black and directed by Kitao Sakurai, was set to film in Hawaii this winter, though it is now delayed after Black sustained an injury.

Key Background


The Director’s Guild of America came to an agreement with various entertainment industry unions in July to allow producers the option of requiring vaccines on film sets.

What We Don’t Know

The Hollywood Reporter says Ice Cube is no longer involved in the Barry Jenkins-written film Flint Strong, though the reason for his departure has not been made clear.

Chief Critic

Actor George Clooney was outspoken in his disapproval of those in the entertainment industry who are refusing to get vaccinated. “It’s stupid,” Clooney told The Hollywood Reporter. “And it’s stupid because every generation in our country for more than a lifetime has been asked to sacrifice something for the safety of their fellow man — get shot, fight Nazis. All that anyone’s being asked here is to get a shot in the arm and put on a mask. Grow up. Get something done.”

Actress Gina Carano joined the non-union project Terror On the Prairie earlier this month, telling Newsweek “Whether someone is vaccinated or not should not determine a person’s ability to work in their different professions.”

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