Rose McGowan capped off a string of controversial appearances in recent days by sharing her social media support for Nicki Minaj and her misleading comments about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
The 48-year-old Charmed star posted a short clip of herself nodding her head to the 38-year-old rapper’s music as she stood up diagonally in front of her in the caption.
“@nickiminaj aj & anyone who sees what is happening,” she wrote. “We both know the powerful elite and you probably don’t.”
Parties coming together: Rose McGowan, 48, defended Nicki Minaj, 38, after the rapper revealed she had not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and falsely claimed a vaccine rendered a cousin’s friend impotent
McGowan also seemed to defend Minaj’s seemingly debunked comments about the vaccine causing impotence in men, though the Center for Disease Control and Prevention have said there is no evidence that the vaccine causes fertility problems for either men or women.
“If you panic because she said something you don’t believe, it’s probably because you’re afraid to scrutinize the thought,” she continued.
“Millionaires have become billionaires, billionaires are now millionaires. think. question,” she added. “Just because you want to believe what your cult leaders say doesn’t make it a fact.”
The actress’s post included a short black-and-white clip of herself nodding along to Yo Gotti’s Rake It Up, which features Minaj even though she wasn’t on the part of the song McGowan used.
She put herself in a photo of the rapper that was mostly blocked behind her head.
Rocking out: McGowan nodded her head at a song featuring Minaj. “If you panic because she said something you don’t believe, it’s probably because you’re afraid to scrutinize the thought,” she wrote.
Conspiracy: “I’m with @nickiminaj,” she captioned the video, insinuating a vaccine conspiracy because it was supported by wealthy individuals; Minaj seen at the Met Gala in 2019
“I’m with @nickiminaj,” she captioned the video.
McGowan recently came into the limelight when she campaigned for Republican Larry Elder in his efforts to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom, who decisively defeated the recall attempt.
Over the weekend, she announced she was no longer a Democrat, and during a campaign break with Elder on Monday, she said, “Anyone who has been systematically traumatized, terrorized, harassed, stalked and stolen from me, during my time in California and in Hollywood , has been a Democrat.’
In 2017, it was revealed that McGowan had received a $100,000 settlement from film producer and future convicted abuser Harvey Weinstein after accusing him of raping her in 1997.
On the trail: McGowan recently announced she was no longer a Democrat and campaigned against California Governor Gavin Newsom in the recall election, which he handily won; seen in 2019 in NYC
Amid California’s recall, she also accused Newsom’s wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom of offering to buy her silence about her allegations against Weinstein ahead of bombshell articles revealing numerous cases of sexual misconduct.
A Siebel Newsom spokesperson subsequently denied McGowan’s claim, calling it a “complete fabrication.”
The actress later accused Sideways director Alexander Payne of legal rape, claiming he had sex with her when she was only 15 and he was in his late twenties.
She first described the alleged event anonymously in an interview with Ronan Farrow in 2018, before accusing him by name in August 2020.
In a guest column for Deadline as of September 2020, Payne claimed the two had consensual sex after she reached legal age.
“While I cannot allow false statements about events twenty-nine years ago to go uncorrected, I will continue to wish Rose only the best,” he concluded.
Outrage: Minaj was ridiculed on social media after revealing she didn’t attend the Met Gala for not being vaccinated. She also announced that she got Covid-19 and couldn’t go to the VMAs
Minaj has recently come under fire for seemingly debunked comments she made about side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine.
On Monday, she revealed that she had not been vaccinated and had chosen not to attend the Met Gala due to the vaccination requirement for attendees.
“If I get vaccinated, it’s not for the Met,” she wrote, claiming she was doing her own “research.”
However, the hitmaker advised her fans to continue wearing masks.
She later revealed that she had also tested positive for Covid-19, explaining her absence from the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.
Minaj was widely mocked on social media after she described some of her hesitation about getting the vaccine in a story about a cousin’s friend who got “swollen” testicles after supposedly getting the shot.
Debunked: She was widely mocked for claiming a cousin’s friend in Trinidad became impotent after she was vaccinated. Trinidad’s health chief later shot down her claim
“My cousin in Trinidad is not getting the vaccine because his friend got it and became impotent. His testicles were swollen,’ she claimed. His boyfriend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl has called off the wedding. So just pray for it and make sure you’re comfortable with your decision, not bullied.”
dr. Terrence Deyalsingh, Trinidad’s health chief, then criticized the rapper for her false claims and because the health department had “wasted so much time getting to the bottom of this false claim.”
Deyalsingh added that no cases of impotence or swollen testicles had been reported following vaccination in Trinidad.