Comedian and Hard Quiz host Tom Gleeson has suffered an internet pile-on after tweeting his G2G Pass into Perth was rejected despite being “fully vaccinated”.
He had just arrived in Perth to perform his Lighten Up show when he was told he would not be allowed in after the WA government shut the border with NSW on Wednesday after a number of coronavirus cases linked to a Sydney outbreak had grown.
“Just arrived in Perth to be told NSW residents aren’t allowed in,” he tweeted.
“I’ve visited no exposure sites, no hotspots and here’s the fun part … I’M FULLY VACCINATED! LOL! (Sorry for cancelled gigs Perth. I did my best.)”
The Bunch had a chat about it here….
Thing is, while some of his followers were sympathetic and as frustrated as he was…
These rolling lockdowns and restrictions are so incredibly brutal and frustrating for touring artists – not to mention there is no insurance or financial support available for lost income on shows cancelled.
— feeding | ear (@feeding_ear) June 23, 2021
… it didn’t take long for the pendulum to swing.
Come on mate.
We’re getting close to 1.5 yrs into this thing.
You should know, by now, that vaccines prevent hospitalisation if you’re a carrier, but are no guarantee of stopping infectivity.
— Vesalius (@ValueFocus) June 23, 2021
Vaccinated people can still become infected, infectious and transmit the virus.
This isn’t about you Tom
— 🧐Ratticus Finch – PMofTheSewer😈 (@Matthew60299053) June 23, 2021
WA has zero active Covid cases. We’d like to keep it that way thanks. Vaccination is irrelevant – you can still be infected
— Howard Holmes (@HowardDHolmes) June 23, 2021
you can still pass it on, bud – stick to comedy, mate
— Bradley Smith (@semiosmith) June 23, 2021
Hard border closures are a simple, blunt (but effective), tool govt has to mitigate spread and risk.
Administratively, whether one likes it or not this is what we will deal with until a sizable proportion of population are vaccinated.
— Ian_Melbourne_Oz (@IanKidston) June 23, 2021
But this, which is unfortunately a level of understanding we don’t usually see on the webz…
Sorry to hear you’ve been caught up in this but thanks for doing your bit to protect the likes of me – old lady, not yet fully vaccinated. Will you stay on after and do some shows? That would be great for me as I’m a great fan and missed the news you were coming.
— Glindon Theraza (@GTheraza) June 23, 2021
Gleeson only retweeted one from the avalanche, and if this isn’t 100% Gleeson-style, we don’t know what is…
those WA borders are … HARD!!!
— Steven Deare (@StevenDeare) June 23, 2021