Jim Breuer announced to his fans this week on Facebook Live that he would fight the “segregation” being imposed on his fans by venue management with requirements to show proof of vaccination by canceling his shows at the theaters that require proof of vaccination for entry, according to The Blaze.
Breuer alerted his fans; “Two quick updates on shows that you may think you may be getting tickets to or you already have tickets to: The Wellmont Theater in New Jersey — not doing it.”
“Also the Royal Oak Theater in Michigan, due to the segregation of them forcing people to show up with vaccinations — to prove you’re vaccinated, to prove you’ve had a shot. I’m absolutely not doing those shows.” added the veteran comedian.
Breuer slammed those who were relinquishing freedom for money or at the will of the “dictatorship”.
“What these establishments are doing are wrong,” warned Breuer.
“What this dictatorship is doing is wrong. … I know I’m going to sacrifice a lot of money, but I’m not going to be enslaved by the system or by money, and nor should anyone that wants to laugh or be entertained.”, continued Breuer.
Breuer revealed that his daughter recently recovered from COVID-19 and that his wife has stage IV cancer, but does not believe that vaccinations should be decided based on bribery or coercion.
“I have to stick with my morals,” the SNL alum continued. “I have to stick with what I know is right. As a human to another human, when you have to be forced, bribed, dictated — which is basically what is going on. … No matter what your feelings are in it — I don’t care if you’re vaccinated. That’s great. It’s a choice.” Breuer told his fans in the broadcast.
Breuer promised that he would prefer to “go bankrupt and make a stance and not segregate” than betray his principles.
“If you try to segregate my audience or my following … I’m walking away,” Breuer warned again.
Breuer offered advice to those that did not agree with him as well, assuring those that opposed his decision that he did not care.
He said in conclusion: “If you have anything else to say, I honestly don’t care. So don’t leave comments going, ‘Oh, this is a good thing.’ I highly disagree with you, and I will always disagree with you.”
In response, the general manager of the Wellmont, Anthony Morrison, told NorthJersey.com that he was not going to alter the venue’s policy, regardless of Breuer’s decision to boycott clubs enforcing rules about vaccination or proof of a negative test.
The Wellmont manager wrote in a statement: “Our policy is put in place to protect the concertgoer, the artist and the employees of the theater alike. We wish Mr. Breuer well and hope to see him at the Wellmont Theater down the road,”.