There is a COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy theory involving Will Smith’s sci-fi movie, I Am Legend. The screenwriter of the movie, Akiva Goldsman is shutting that theory down. Some people have used the movie as a reason to NOT receive the vaccine believing that if they do they will turn into a vampire. In the movie, a genetically reprogrammed virus-not a vaccine turns people into vampires. Akiva tweeted, Oh My God it’s a movie! I made that up. It’s not real. Thinking of information in general, how do you deal with someone who believes something wholeheartedly that you know from personal knowledge is absolutely wrong?
‘I Am Legend’ screenwriter reacts to vaccine conspiracy theories, pointing out the plot is fiction: “It’s a movie. I made that up. It’s. Not. Real.” https://t.co/JJ8RYcXIjJ
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) August 10, 2021