Chris Rock Calls Vaccine Skeptics 'Dumb Kyrie Motherf******' During Show

Chris Rock has roasted vaccine skeptics during a stand-up routine, labelling anti-vaxxers "dumb" and taking a brutal swipe at NBA player Kyrie Irving.

"I haven't seen any shows since COVID. Has anyone been like, 'Throw your mask in the air!' No? 'And wave 'em like you just don't care!'" he said on stage on Wednesday night at the Brooklyn Steel music venue in New York City.

"Where's my anti-vaxxers at? Where you at? You f****** dumb Kyrie motherf******," Rock joked.

Chris Rock was at Brooklyn Steel last night to introduce The Strokes…but first he roasted anti-vaxxers and gave everyone a new name for them 🤣

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Irving, a point guard for the Brooklyn Nets, has refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine and now can't play or practice with his team. A New York mandate requires professional athletes on the city's teams to be vaccinated to practice or play in public venues.

"I am doing what's best for me. I know the consequences here and if it means that I'm judged and demonized for that, that's just what it is," Irving said on Instagram Live in October, according to The Guardian.

"That's the role I play, but I never wanted to give up my passion, my love, my dream just over this mandate."

A Brooklyn Nets statement issued on October 12 said it respected Irving's right to choose, but "the choice restricts his ability to be a full-time member of the team, and we will not permit any member of our team to participate with part-time availability."

Rock's takedown of Irving is now going viral on social media. The 56-year-old comedian and actor has been a vocal supporter of the vaccine and has consistently urged his fans to get the shot.

"Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don't want this. Get vaccinated," he tweeted in September.

Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated.

— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) September 19, 2021

Back in May, the Fargo star announced on The Tonight Show that he had received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

"I'm vaccinated. I'm Two-Shots Rock, that's what they call me," he joked, because the Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only a single dose. "That's the food stamps of vaccines."

He joked to host Jimmy Fallon about how eager he had been to get the shot.

"I skipped the line. I didn't care. I used my celebrity, Jimmy. I was like, 'Step aside, Betty White. Step aside, old people. Judge Judy, kiss my ass. I did Pootie Tang, let me on the front of the line.'

"I was like Billy Zane on the Titanic. Leo [DiCaprio] died. Billy Zane lived to see another day. I don't want to be Leo at the bottom of the ocean. Billy Zane got another woman after that thing…

"In reality, you want to be Leo—but not in that movie."

The comedian also criticized vaccine hesitancy in an interview with Gayle King in September.

"Let me put it this way: do I take Tylenol when I get a headache? Yes. Do I know what's in Tylenol? I don't know what's in Tylenol, Gayle. I just know my headache's gone," he said, according to Variety.

"Do I know what's in a Big Mac, Gayle? No. I just know it's delicious."

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Chris Rock arrives for an FX event at Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California, on January 9, 2020. LISA O'CONNOR/AFP via Getty Images