Pro-vax advocate Abbie Chatfield slams Sam Frost for peddling ‘misinformation’ after the Home and Away star announced she’s unvaccinated for Covid – then DELETED her Instagram account
Sam Frost’s announcement that she was unvaccinated has caught the attention of fellow Bachelor star and vaccine advocate, Abbie Chatfield.
The 26-year-old was asked by a follower what she thought of Sam, 32, deactivating her Instagram account after releasing an emotional video, where the actress revealed she was unvaccinated and called on the public to be less judgmental.
‘Babe, I’ve chosen peace today,’ Abbie responded to the follower before going into more details in the caption of her post.
Weighing in: Former Bachelor star and pro-vaccine advocate Abbie Chatfield (pictured) has slammed Sam Frost following Frost’s announcement that she was unvaccinated
‘I mean, it kinda speaks for itself,’ she said. ‘So brave to ‘come out’ as putting yourself as an individual above your community because you listen to misinformation.’
Chatfield then ruthlessly concluded her response with: ‘Another reality star bites the dust’ – referring to the Home And Away star’s stint on The Bachelorette.
Abbie has been a vocal pro-vaccine advocate and regularly called out other reality stars and Aussie celebrities who have either shared vaccine misinformation or confessed their reasons for not getting the jab.
Sam deactivated her Instagram account on Saturday afternoon, shortly after revealing in an emotional post that she was unvaccinated and her mental health had suffered as a result.
The 26-year-old Bachelor star wrote: ‘I mean, it kinda speaks for itself. So brave to ‘come out’ as putting yourself as an individual above your community because you listen to misinformation’
The Home and Away star called for less judgement towards unvaccinated Australians.
‘I was really hesitant about doing a video or even speaking up about this sort of thing, but I feel like it’s getting to a point now in the world where there’s a lot of segregation,’ she said.
‘There’s a lot of harsh judgement and opinions being thrown around a lot and it’s taking its toll on my mental health for sure, and I know people around me are struggling – particularly if they’re on the side of they don’t want to get vaccinated, for whatever reason.’
Gone: Sam deactivated her Instagram account on Saturday afternoon, shortly after revealing in an emotional post that she was unvaccinated and her mental health had suffered as a result
‘There are lots of different reasons why people are not getting vaccinated and it might be because of their medical history, their concerns, they might have family history, it could be religious reasons.’
Sam then shared that she herself has not been vaccinated, but clarified that she had spoken to her medical doctor as well as her psychologist about her decision.
Breaking down in tears, the star said: ‘It’s a really hard time to be in society right now and you feel like you are less of a human and you feel like people judge you.’
‘And you’re too scared to talk about your opinion or your feelings and part of you wants to go, ‘Well it’s none of your damn business why I’m not! And there’s good reasons why I’m not and I don’t want you to judge me.”
Medical: The Home and Away star shared that she herself has not been vaccinated, but clarified that she had spoken to her medical doctor as well as her psychologist about her decision
She explained that it was important for the unvaccinated to look after their mental health, especially as freedoms return for fully vaccinated Australians.
‘I’m struggling a lot with my mental health and I like to think that I’m pretty on to it. I see a psychologist regularly. So I can’t imagine what it’s like for people who don’t have a support network around them,’ she said.
She also admitted that she could ‘get in trouble’ for coming out publicly as unvaccinated, before urging people to treat each other with more kindness and compassion.
It’s unclear if Sam’s choice to remain unvaccinated will affect her role on Home and Away.
Future: It’s unclear if Sam’s choice to remain unvaccinated will affect her role on Home and Away