COVID vaccine can turn people into ‘jars’: Brazilian President’ s remarks encourage memes

By: Bias Desk New Delhi |

Last updated: 19 December 2020 3:50:40 pm

Bolsonaro’s weird comment went quickly and #jacare memes took over the internet in Brazil. (Source: AP, scoobydawg1 / Twitter)

Launching an attack on Civid-19 vaccines, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine could turn people into “crocodiles” or make bearded women, leaving netizens baffled.

Bolsonaro, who was on a positive test for coronavirus after months of weakening the pandemic, recently shared his opinion on why he is against the vaccine. He recently announced Brazil’s vaccine circulation plans, saying inoculations would be given free of charge “to everyone who wants it,” and insisted he would not personally get the vaccine.

“In the Pfizer contract, it is very clear: ‘we are not responsible for any side effects. ‘If you turn into a crocodile, that’s your problem,’ he said, according to AFP news agency.

“If you grow too tall, if a woman starts growing a beard or if a man starts talking with an effective voice, they will have nothing to do with it,” he said of the vaccine used in the United States. Already United States and Britain.

“Some say I’m setting a bad example. But for the imbeciles, for the idiots who say this, I tell them that I have already caught the virus, I have the antibodies, so why should I get the vaccine ? ”He said defendingly.

His comments about the viral vaccine soon soured, and he provoked an online meme-fest containing jars. Hashtag #jacare started moving in Brazil which translates to crocodile.

Bolsonaro’s statements are particularly alarming as Brazil’s death tax stands at 185,687, which is second only to the United States, the worst performing country in terms of both the total number of cases and deaths.

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