AceShowbiz - While others criticized Kyrie Irving for his anti-vaccine stance, Chris Brown voiced his support for the NBA star instead. The R&B star took to his Instagram account to call Kyrie "the real hero."
On Wednesday, September 20, the "No Guidance" artist shared a picture of the Brooklyn Nets star, who was deemed not illegible to play this season after he refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19. "THE REAL HERO!!! I stand with my brother," so Chris wrote over the photo.
Further showing support for Kyrie, Breezy went on to say, "WHOEVER DON'T LIKE IT.... Go live your damn life.. ITS HIS CHOICE AND A DAMN GOOD ONE. ALWAYS IN MY BROTHERS CORNER."
This was the complete opposite of Howard Stern's reaction to Kyrie's vaccine stance. On his SiriusXM radio show on Tuesday, October 19, the radio icon called the athlete the "top idiot in the country." He went on to drag Kyrie, "Guy's got a chance as a young man to make millions of dollars, all he's got to do is get vaccinated, but he doesn't want to get vaccinated."
"He doesn't need a reason, just that he's stupid. Because this guy's got a history of being stupid. He's one of these guys, he's a flat-earther, too," Howard added.
Kyrie, meanwhile, insisted to stay grounded in what he believes in. "It's not about being anti-vax or about being on one side or the other. It's about being true to what feels good for me. I'm still uncertain about a lot of things. And that's OK. If I'm going to be demonized about having more questions and taking my time to make a decision with my life, then that's just what it is," he explained on Instagram Live earlier this month.
The seven-time All-Star elaborated, "It's not about the money, baby. It's about choosing what's best for you. You think I really want to lose money? You think I really want to give up on my dream to go after a championship? You think I really just want to give up my job? You think I really just want to sit at home and not go after the things with my teammates that I've been able to grow with, to learn with?"