Walmart Canada dissociates itself from the remarks of its former spokesperson, the actress Anne Casabonne, who compares the vaccines against COVID-19 to … “big mard”.
The actress known for her roles in the series “District 31” or “L’Échappée” wrote a long message that went viral Thursday on Facebook. She mainly denounces vaccines against COVID-19 and shares several false information related to the pandemic.
Ms. Casabonne even described Prime Minister François Legault and Minister of Health Christian Dubé as “clowns”. “So what is this filth that we dare to call ‘vaccine’, if a vaccinated must be afraid of an unvaccinated,” denounces Anne Casabonne, aged 51.
The day after this publication, Walmart Canada confirmed to the Journal that the actress ceased to be the spokesperson for their pharmacies last spring, although she had held this position since 2014.
“Walmart Canada and the pharmacists affiliated with Accès Pharma at Walmart do not share the opinions expressed by Anne Casabonne in her publications on social networks”, briefly mentioned the spokesperson for the company in Quebec, Steeve Azoulay.
The latter, however, did not specify whether the contract with the artist was broken because of his comments against vaccines.
Friday afternoon, several Accès Pharma videos featuring Anne Casabonne were deleted from social networks, but the Journal recorded copies.
The actress had also shot a video for Walmart in October 2020 where she was promoting flu vaccines with a mask.
“Right now I’m taking care of my mom and getting the flu shot. I hate the bites. I’m afraid it will hurt me, ”she said ironically in the ad.
Anne Casabonne’s profile also disappeared from the site of her agent Jocelyn Robitaille this afternoon. However, it was always posted in the morning with the artist’s CV.
“No comment,” Jocelyn Robitaille wrote in a brief email to our representative.
The latter did not confirm whether he still represented Anne Casabonne or not on Friday afternoon.
More details will follow.
Jocelyn Robitaille Agency