Is Miles Teller Vaccinated? Why Casting in Taylor Swift's Music Video Has Caused a Stir

Actor Miles Teller has denied claims he is unvaccinated after facing severe backlash online after starring in Taylor Swift's new music video for "I Bet You Think About Me," from her recently released album Red (Taylor's Version).

Taking to Twitter in the early hours of Tuesday, November 16, Teller wrote: "Hey guys, I don't usually feel the need to address rumors on here but I am vaccinated and have been for a while. The only thing I'm anti is hate."

Back in September, reports surfaced saying Teller was unvaccinated against COVID-19 and had contracted the virus in July, leading to a shutdown on the set of The Godfather spinoff television series, The Offer.

However, the reports and rumors have never been confirmed by Paramount+, the platform where the series will be streaming and the team behind the series.

Teller's representative at the time responded to the reports by The Daily Mail, stating: "Your facts are incorrect"

Newsweek has reached out to Teller's representatives for comment.

In Swift's music video for "I Bet You Think About Me," Teller plays Swift's ex-boyfriend who is about to marry another woman (played by his real-life wife Keleigh Sperry). However, in the build-up to the ceremony and after vows have been exchanged, Teller as the groom continues to have visions of Swift.

In the video, he sees her moments before he is about to walk down the aisle, imagines her giving his best man's speech, and even imagines having his first dance with her.

The video has received a lot of love online from fans, particularly due to the amount of Easter Eggs planted in the music video by Swift and director Blake Lively.

However, the casting of Teller has caused quite a stir online amongst fans due to the rumors he was against getting the vaccine, while others have jumped to defend Swift's choice to include him in the film.

One fan tweeted: "So I guess miles teller got the vaccine after all."

A second fan wrote: "Kinda upset Taylor allowed miles teller to be in the mv but I'm assuming he finally agreed to get the vaccine?"

A third fan questioned: "Miles Teller did eventually get his covid vaccine, didn't he?"

Other fans were quick to defend Swift's choice to include Teller, believing she would never employ an unvaccinated person to collaborate with her.

One fan tweeted: "She (Taylor) and her brother (as producer) are both involved in the video and they have an immunocompromised mom so I'm pretty sure they'd take covid safety seriously."

Whilst a second fan added: "The fact that some of you believe Taylor would hire an unvaccinated person to be in her video LMAO"

A third fan chimed in: "Super glad you did address this :) you were great in the video btw! We stan."

At the end of the video, Swift also thanked the COVID-19 Safety Team who worked on the shoot.

Despite all of the vaccine drama surrounding the video for "I Bet You Think About Me," overall fans are loving the Red meets Speak Now and 1989 inspired video.

One fan tweeted: "I bet you think about me (ft. Chris Stapleton) (Taylor's version) (from the vault) making me go insane."


A third fan wrote: "No thoughts. Just Taylor Swift in 'I Bet You Think About Me' music video"

Red (Taylor's Version) is out now.

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