The Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper didn't have to go far to find anti-vaccine protestors. In a new man-on-the-street segment, Klepper confronted a group of protestors in New York City who gathered to speak out against Mayor Bill de Blasio's new indoor vaccine mandate. As protestors spouted misinformation and conspiracy theories, Klepper eagerly egged on "these anti-vax mandate health nuts," exposing the deep flaws in their arguments.
"I'm seeing signs that say, 'Vaccine mandates are fascism.' And also signs that say, 'Vaccine mandates are communism.' Which one is it?" he asked a woman in a "F*ck Cancel Culture" shirt. "It's both," she replied, adding that "we're living in Nazi Germany again, and the only thing that's missing is the camps."
"That's what's happening right now? Because you can't go to a concert?" said The Daily Show correspondent. "Do you think that's what it was like in Nazi Germany? People bitching about not going to a gym?"
The bulk of Klepper's encounters went this way, but unfortunately, he didn't seem to change many minds. Instead, he left each protestor with a simple warning: "Enjoy. I hope you don't get sick!"
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.