Former Neighbours star slams celebrities supporting vaccines: 'Sellouts'

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Former Neighbours star Damien Richardson has slammed celebrities for encouraging people to get vaccinated during an appearance at an anti-vax protest.

Damien labelled those speaking about vaccines and encouraging people to get vaccinated against Covid as "sellouts".

Former Neighbours star Damien Richardson
Former Neighbours star Damien Richardson has slammed celebs who have supported the Covid vaccine while attending an anti-vax protest. Photo: Getty

According to the Herald Sun, Damien, who once dated Fifi Box, spoke to protestors at Melbourne's Parliament House, yelling: "Farnham, where is he? Where are all the celebrities? They are all on TV selling the vaccine. Sellouts. Good chance I won't be working again in that industry. Well f**k 'em.

"Sometimes you just have to stand up for the truth. Come what may. Isn’t that right, my police brethren?"

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It's not the first time Damien has faced crowds at protests. Earlier this year, he attended a sit-in protest against "vaccine segregation" in St Kilda after also attending the Shrine of Remembrance rally.

Damien in Neighbours
The Neighbours star has been appearing at a few Covid protests. Photo: Ten
Protestors in Melbourne
Protestors in Melbourne last month. Photo: Getty

According to the Daily Mail, Damien was seen in a heated debate with a Salvation Army worker, who wouldn't allow unvaccinated customers into the shop, per the Victorian government guidelines.

A group of anti-vaxxers plastered signs on the shop the read, "God does not discriminate" and "Op shops are essential services", while shouting that unvaccinated workers should be allowed in.

Melbourne was the most locked-down city in the world with the city ending its sixth lockdown on October 22.

On the 21st of October, Victorian cases peaked at 2189. Last week, the Omicron variant arrived in the state and on Monday the state recorded 1290 Covid infections. Currently, there are three known Omicron cases in the state.

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