Toya Delazy says forcing people to get vaccinated is a 'crime against humanity'
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South African musician Toya Delazy has said that placing limitations on what people who choose not to get the vaccine can do is a form of human rights violation.
Toya took to Twitter to express her views after French lawmakers approved a controversial law this week that will provide vaccinated people with privileged access to restaurants, cafes, intercity transportation and other venues starting in August — a measure that has drawn nationwide protests over the past two weeks.
Access to venues covered by the law will also be possible with a recent negative coronavirus test, or proof of immunity through infection, while anyone who does not meet these qualifications may not legally enter.
French President Emmanuel Macron has said the aim of what the government calls a “health pass” is to drive up vaccination rates, which had begun to plateau in recent weeks.
In a string of tweets, Toya made her stance on vaccines clear and slammed the subtle manner in which “the powers that be” are treading on people's rights.
“When France announced that people can no longer vote, shop, party or gym without the vaccine, I smelt that rat. So you not allowed to exist. Is this vaccine oxygen or what?” she wrote.
When France announced that people can no longer vote, shop, party or gym, without the vaccine. I smelt that rat. So you not allowed to exist 🤔 is this vaccine oxygen or what?— AFRORAVE (@ToyaDelazy) July 26, 2021
She then said: “Vaccines are personal, you take it to protect yourself, not for others.
“I believe in freedom of choice first; not forcing them on young people or else strip away their livelihoods.
“This is a crime against humanity. We, the 99% that survive, are locked up like criminals,” Toya said.
Vaccines are personal, you take it to protect yourself not for others.— AFRORAVE (@ToyaDelazy) July 26, 2021
I believe in freedom of choice first not FORCING them on young people or else strip away their livelihoods. This is a crime against humanity. We, the 99% that survive are locked up like criminals, deep this👀
Prior to France’s new laws, the debate about “vaccine passports” has been a heated one on social media.
Toya, who is based in the UK, made it clear that she believes “vaccine passports” infringe on human rights and that young people, in particular, should take a stand against them.
“Forcing the youth (99% survival) to vaccinate or else be denied basic human rights in society is breaking the laws of nature and free will.
“I call bullsh*t on the system.
“What you have done to us young people is unforgivable. You left us with nothing, stranded and unsupported.
“Humans have a right to live as they choose, no matter how expressional, as long as they hurt none.
“Only those with wicked intentions force you to behave out of your natural state in 'hope' of a better life. It's reverse psychology,” Toya tweeted.
See her tweets below:
The systems in place right now are commiting a grevious crime against humanity. They have stripped the youth of all rights to free will & safety using Covid19. It's become a fight for everything that means anything now.— AFRORAVE (@ToyaDelazy) July 26, 2021
Yes I'm angry cause my back is against a wall of deception.
I was compliant until you took all my rights away. Now I have to fight for my survival 😤 it's on sight when it comes to my rights. Free the youth or face our wrath.— AFRORAVE (@ToyaDelazy) July 26, 2021
I think of my fellow beautiful Africans who in 2030 will be responsible for half the youth population on earth. Equip us & empower us, allow us to travel FREELY, to party, to dream without restriction, build our homes & play a part in shaping the society we live in. ❤— AFRORAVE (@ToyaDelazy) July 26, 2021