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M.I.A. would 'choose death' over coronavirus vaccination

M.I.A. declares she would ‘choose death’ over getting a coronavirus vaccination as rapper laments being ‘made to’ vaccinate her son before he started school

  • Paper Planes hitmaker, 44, took to Twitter to express her views about vaccinations 
  • Said she would ‘choose death’ over getting a coronavirus vaccination amid the ongoing pandemic
  • Expressed her regret at being ‘made to’ vaccinate her son Ikhyd, 11, before he started school, revealing he was ill for three weeks afterwards
  • Discussing her feelings about the COVID-19 outbreak, she said, ‘Don’t panic you are ok. You are not gonna die. You can make it without stressing the medical systems’ 
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Rapper M.I.A. has revealed she is anti-vaccination and would ‘choose death’ over getting a coronavirus vaccination amid the ongoing pandemic.

The Paper Planes hitmaker, 44, declared her stance on vaccinations and expressed her regret at being ‘made to’ vaccinate her son, 11, before he started school in a series of tweets on Wednesday.

The musician, real name Mathangi Arulpragasam, wrote: ‘If I have to choose the vaccine or chip I’m gonna choose death.’

Voicing her opinion: Rapper M.I.A. has revealed she is anti-vaccination and would ‘choose death’ over getting a coronavirus vaccination amid the ongoing pandemic

When a follower asked her why she was anti-vaccine, she wrote: ‘Most of science is in bed with business.

‘Business is in bed with banks, banks are in bed with tech, techs in bed with us, we re in bed with corona. Corona is in bed with science. So on… the best is prevention.’

When another fan wrote: ‘Oh great she’s an anti-vaxxer’, the star discussed her experiences when her son Ikhyd was vaccinated.

Speaking out: The Paper Planes hitmaker, 44, declared her stance on vaccinations and expressed her regret at being ‘made to’ vaccinate her son, 11, before he started school in a series of tweets on Wednesday

Defiant: M.I.A. shares her son (pictured) with ex-fiancé Benjamin Bronfman. The couple split in 2012

She wrote: ‘Yeah in America they made me vaccinate my child before the school admission. It was the hardest thing.

‘To not have choice over this as a mother. I never wanna feel that again. He was so sick for 3 weeks then Docs had to pump him with antibiotics to reduce the fever from 3 vaxins.’

M.I.A. added that she hated having the choice taken away from her child and wrote: ‘As an adult you have choice! By then you’ve built your immune system. You have a choice as an ‘adult’ wishing you all good health.

Furious: M.I.A. added that she hated having the choice taken away from her child and wrote: ‘As an adult you have choice! By then you’ve built your immune system. You have a choice as an ‘adult’ wishing you all good health

She wrote: The musician, real name Mathangi Arulpragasam, wrote: ‘If I have to choose the vaccine or chip I’m gonna choose death’

‘Don’t panic you are ok. You are not gonna die. You can make it without stressing the medical systems. Just breathe. You are going to be ok. You can make it through without jumping in the frying pan. You are fine. All the vaccines you ve already had is enough to see you through.'(sic)

The tweets come as the UK prepares to enter its fourth day of lockdown in a bid to curb COVID-19 infections.

On Monday the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson addressed the nation and told Britain’s 66million people they must stay at home unless they are front-line workers, need to shop infrequently to buy food or medicine or are helping a vulnerable person.

He also said one form of exercise was permitted each day, such as dog-walking – but not sunbathing or merely sitting outside.

Mr Johnson ordered the immediate closure of all non-essential shops and threatened people with fines or even arrest if they did not ‘stay at home’.

The Prime Minister’s shutdown will last for a minimum of three weeks and the UK’s new state of emergency is unprecedented in modern history.

The UK’s coronavirus death toll stands at 437 Wednesday with more than 8,200 cases of the virus.

Lockdown: The tweets come as the UK prepares to enter its fourth day of lockdown in a bid to curb COVID-19 infections (M.I.A. pictured in New York in September 2018) 

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