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Wow: Yellowstone Actor to Skip Awards Ceremony Over Mask, Vax Mandates

Used to be, a mandate was something straight dudes didn’t go on. Now, they’re something that the leftist regime is reacting wildly to force on us, with normal people doing everything they can to get out of them. Well, I guess the difference isn’t that large; straight dudes still avoid mandates.

In any case, as the leftist regime has dialed up its shrill calls for all to abide by mask mandates (when they’ll be seen), celebrities are falling in line and, though not wearing their masks when they think they’re out of the public eye, making sure to wear them in situations where they can virtue signal by doing so.

Which brings us to Yellowstone, the hit show on HBO that many argue is one of the better shows released recently. It received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination this year for Best Drama Series Ensemble. So, all the stars are invited to the ceremony to see if they’ll win. Given how great the show is, there’s a good chance the show could actually win.

But one member of the cast won’t be there: Forrie J. Smith, who plays Lloyd in the show. He, citing the vax and mask mandates at the event, released an Instagram video in which he apologized to fans and explained his reasoning for not going.

I’m sorry. I sure was looking forward to walking the red carpet in my big black American hat and my Justin Boots and represent my culture and heritage,” he said, “But I’m not going to be able to do that. I apologize to all y’all out there who are a part of my culture and heritage. […] It’s no offense to anybody or anything. It’s just my beliefs.

Speaking on the vaccination requirement, Smith said “I’m not vaccinated. I will not get vaccinated. I haven’t been vaccinated since I was a little kid. I don’t vaccinate my dogs, I don’t vaccinate my horses. I’ve never had a flu shot. Never will. I believe they compromise your immunities.

As pointed out on Louder with Crowder, given that his “culture and heritage” consists largely of real cowboys, it’s doubtful that they’ll be overly upset with his decision not to attend the awards ceremony and wear his Fauci-approved face diaper:

By culture and heritage, he means being a legit cowboy. Smith was born and raised on a ranch and got his start in acting as a stuntman when Hollywood needed someone who knew how to do cowboy shit. “Yellowstone” takes place on a ranch. The best way to describe it is “The Sopranos” on horseback. Smith plays the senior rancher Lloyd, who was involved in one of the MOST dramatic scenes of season 4. I won’t get into spoilers, but a dispute needed to be settled cowboy style, and Lloyd beat the crap out of Ryan Bingham.

Backing that up, Outsider reports that fans were generally positive, encouraging him to continue sticking up for what he believes in. In its words:

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“A man should be able to mind his own, in my opinion. God bless brother,” one person writes. Another fan also weighs in saying, “Good for you! Your choice!! We all choose what is best for ourselves! No one else should choose that for us. Much respect for speaking up.”

Others continued to agree with Smith’s decision and praised him for standing firm.


“Thank you for your authenticity and holding firm in your beliefs! I was fired from Humana in October for the same! Still wouldn’t change it!” another person writes.