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Shailene Woodley criticizes media amid fiancé Aaron Rodgers' vaccination controversy

"grasping at straws my dears …” Woodley wrote on her Instagram story, addressing the media.
Shailene Woodley attends Paris Fashion Week on on March 1, 2019.
Shailene Woodley attends Paris Fashion Week on March 1, 2019.Edward Berthelot / GC Images

Actor Shailene Woodley criticized the media, saying they're "grasping at straws," amid the revelation her fiancé, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, isn't vaccinated against Covid-19.

On Saturday, Woodley posted to her Instagram stories, which disappear after 24 hours, taking a jab at the media coverage of her and Rodgers.

“just read somewhere that the media is claiming i deleted an insta story amid the ‘chaos,’” she wrote. “(an astrology post of all things) (not cryptic at all you dummies)."

Woodley continued, adding, “do you even know how stories work brah ?? they self delete after 24 hrs.”

She then claimed that the media were determined to "make a story out of nothing,”

"grasping at straws my dears …” she wrote.

Rodgers came under fire after it was revealed that he wasn't vaccinated after having tested positive for Covid-19. Rodgers had previously claimed that he had been "immunized."

Rodgers will miss a game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday because of his positive Covid status.

Unvaccinated players are required to spend a minimum of 10 days away from their team and can return only when they're asymptomatic, according to the NFL’s health and safety protocols. Vaccinated players who test positive need only two negative tests, one day apart, to return to playing.

In an interview on "The Pat McAfee Show," Rodgers, 37, claimed to be allergic to an ingredient in the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. He also said he refused to get Johnson & Johnson's shot after he heard of people having had adverse reactions to it.

The number of people who have had allergic reactions to Covid vaccines is very small, about 2 to 5 cases per million doses, said Dr. Niraj Patel of Atlanta, the chair of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology’s Covid-19 Vaccine Task Force.

Rodgers also opened up about receiving monoclonal antibodies. However, he didn't reveal how he gained access to monoclonal antibodies, which are usually set aside for people at highest risk of severe Covid.

He also raved about taking ivermectin, a drug generally used to deworm animals. The Food and Drug Administration hasn't authorized or approved the use of ivermectin to treat or prevent Covid-19. The agency has also warned against taking the veterinary form of the drug.