Former Victoria's Secret Angel and supermodel Doutzen Kroes took to Instagram today with an important message about freedom, speech, and vaccine mandates.
In the caption of an Instagram post today, the Dutch model, actress, and philanthropist Doutzen Kroes took a strong stance against Covid vaccine mandates, saying, "I will not be forced to take the shot. I will not be forced to prove my health to participate in society. I will not accept exclusion of people based on their medical status."
Here is her full statement:
"The past few months have been very peaceful without social media. A part of me wanted to escape into my family bubble and leave everything up to faith. That part of me believes in the power of consciousness, that whatever you give energy to will grow. So I tried to ignore the negative and focus on the positive. But at this point I can no longer turn a blind eye to the injustice that is happening right in front of us."
She continues, "Other people have given me hope and strength with their courage to stand up for our rights. They touched my heart and inspired me to do the same. So although my hands are shaking while writing this, I feel it is time to choose courage over comfort and speak my truth: I will not be forced to take the shot. I will not be forced to prove my health to participate in society. I will not accept exclusion of people based on their medical status."
Kroes ends her post saying, "Freedom of speech is a right worth fighting for but we can only solve this united in peace and love! Pass on the torch of hope and love and speak your truth. ❤️"
Doutzen Kroes married her husband Sunnery James in 2010. The couple have two children together, a son Phyllon, age 10, and a daughter Myllena, age 7.
Kroes is not the only celebrity to voice concerns about being bullied into getting the Covid vaccine lately. Earlier this week, rapper Nicki Minaj said people should only get the vaccine if they want to, tweeting, "So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied." [sic]