Home Tv & Show Home and Away: Sam Frost debuts new look after anti-vax controversy

Home and Away: Sam Frost debuts new look after anti-vax controversy

0

[ad_1]

Sam Frost returned to Instagram with a new look on Wednesday, after deactivating her account earlier this month following backlash over her since-deleted anti-vax video.

She showed off her ‘fresh’ trim and blow-dry courtesy of Home and Away’s beauty team, then thanked her loved ones – including her Channel Seven colleagues – for their ‘support and love’. 

‘Thank you for the enormous amount of support and love over the past few weeks,’ she began in a post on Instagram Stories.

‘I received thousands and thousands of beautiful messages and emails. I appreciate it, more than you’ll ever know.

‘Incredibly grateful for my friends, family and work colleagues who held my hand through the storm, and loved me unconditionally.’

She concluded: ‘Kindness always wins. With all of my heart, thank you.’ 

Scroll down for video 

Making a comeback: Sam Frost (right) returned to Instagram with a new look on Wednesday, after deactivating her account earlier this month following backlash over her since-deleted anti-vax video. Pictured with Home and Away's hair and makeup artist Ella Jean (left)

Making a comeback: Sam Frost (right) returned to Instagram with a new look on Wednesday, after deactivating her account earlier this month following backlash over her since-deleted anti-vax video. Pictured with Home and Away’s hair and makeup artist Ella Jean (left)

In a separate post, Sam posed for a selfie with H&A’s hair and makeup artist Ella Jean.

‘Freshhhh,’ Sam captioned the photo, which showed her heavily made up on set. 

Sam had deactivated her Instagram account on October 9, shortly after revealing in an emotional video that she was unvaccinated and her mental health had suffered as a result of other people ‘judging’ her. 

The actress, who has played nurse Jasmine Delaney on Home and Away since 2017, called for less judgement towards unvaccinated Australians. 

‘I was really hesitant about doing a video or even speaking up about this sort of thing, but I feel like it’s getting to a point now in the world where there’s a lot of segregation,’ she said in the video. 

‘There’s a lot of harsh judgement and opinions being thrown around a lot and it’s taking its toll on my mental health for sure, and I know people around me are struggling – particularly if they’re on the side of they don’t want to get vaccinated, for whatever reason.

Speaking out: Sam also addressed her video scandal in a separate post on Instagram Stories on Wednesday, and said she'd been inundated with support

Speaking out: Sam also addressed her video scandal in a separate post on Instagram Stories on Wednesday, and said she’d been inundated with support

‘There are lots of different reasons why people are not getting vaccinated and it might be because of their medical history, their concerns, they might have family history, it could be religious reasons.’ 

Sam then said she hadn’t been vaccinated, but claimed she had spoken to her medical doctor as well as a psychologist about her decision, however it’s understood she does not have a valid medical exemption. 

She added tearfully: ‘It’s a really hard time to be in society right now and you feel like you are less of a human and you feel like people judge you.   

Backlash: Sam had deactivated her Instagram account on October 9, shortly after revealing in an emotional video that she was unvaccinated and her mental health had suffered as a result of other people 'judging' her

Backlash: Sam had deactivated her Instagram account on October 9, shortly after revealing in an emotional video that she was unvaccinated and her mental health had suffered as a result of other people ‘judging’ her

‘And you’re too scared to talk about your opinion or your feelings and part of you wants to go, “Well, it’s none of your damn business why I’m not! And there’s good reasons why I’m not and I don’t want you to judge me.”‘

She explained it was important for the unvaccinated to look after their mental health, especially as freedoms return for fully vaccinated Australians. 

‘I’m struggling a lot with my mental health and I like to think that I’m pretty on to it. I see a psychologist regularly. So I can’t imagine what it’s like for people who don’t have a support network around them,’ she said.  

'There's a lot of harsh judgement and opinions being thrown around a lot and it's taking its toll on my mental health for sure,' she said in the video

‘There’s a lot of harsh judgement and opinions being thrown around a lot and it’s taking its toll on my mental health for sure,’ she said in the video

She also added she could ‘get in trouble’ for coming out publicly as unvaccinated, before urging people to treat each other with more kindness and compassion.

Her video caused a great deal of controversy, mainly because of her use of the word ‘segregation’ when referring to the way society ‘judges’ unvaccinated people.

‘Segregation’ is typically used to describe societies that are divided due to race, religion or sexual orientation.

Opting out: Sam then said she hadn't been vaccinated, but claimed she had spoken to her medical doctor as well as a psychologist about her decision, however it's understood she does not have a valid medical exemption

Opting out: Sam then said she hadn’t been vaccinated, but claimed she had spoken to her medical doctor as well as a psychologist about her decision, however it’s understood she does not have a valid medical exemption

A Seven spokesperson said shortly afterwards: ‘Seven strongly encourages vaccination for all our people and all Seven productions strictly adhere to the public health Covid-19 safe protocols.

‘All Home and Away cast and crew also undertake Covid-19 testing three times a week in addition to other preventative measures.

‘Sam Frost continues to work on Home and Away and follows the safety protocols in place.’

Controversial: Her video caused a great deal of controversy, mainly because of her use of the word 'segregation' when referring to the way society 'judges' unvaccinated people

Controversial: Her video caused a great deal of controversy, mainly because of her use of the word ‘segregation’ when referring to the way society ‘judges’ unvaccinated people

[ad_2]

Previous articleJoy Mangano reveals the life-changing business lesson she learned at just 16-years-old
Next articleCamilla, Duchess of Cornwall elegant in black as she meets Carrie Johnson at London event

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here