“Friends” star Matthew Perry touted more merchandise Monday ahead of this week’s HBO Max reunion special. But some fans seem less than delighted that the 51-year-old actor modeled a black t-shirt emblazoned with Chandler’s emphatic question: “Could I to be more vaccinated?
After posting the image to Twitter and Instagram, fans called him for blithely allying reunion with vaccinations during the coronavirus pandemic, which has recorded more than 167 million cases and exceeded 3.4 million deaths worldwide.
“Making money with a vaccine-related t-shirt is in bad taste. Could I be more bored, ” responded to a commenter, while another said simply, “I love you but this tshirt is not that haha. One respondent noted curtly, “Just propaganda machines for life, eh?” They are more than celebrities.Others criticized Perry’s marketing efforts on Instagram – where his post was “liked” by his “Friends” teammate Jennifer Aniston – saying, “They are monetizing their sudden surge in popularity because of the reunion. Just capitalism at work here, nothing new. And another simply asked, “Why would I give even more money to a multimillionaire?” “
A representative for HBO Max declined to comment and instead referred The Post to Perry’s publicist, who did not immediately respond to a request for a statement.
The limited-edition unisex fitted shirt retails for $ 26.99 at Perry’s Represent.com online store, where the description encourages vaccinated fans, “Now go back to the world !!…. Or stay inside and watch. friends again! 🙂 ”
Last week Perry launched the product line, which includes sweatshirts as well as children’s and pet items, starting at $ 14.99 and up. The newly opened store debuted on the heels of a trailer for the “Friends: The Reunion” special, which premieres Thursday, May 27 on HBO Max.
In the special series, series stars Perry, Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer will band together, along with special guests, for an evening of fun – and possibly tearful, judging. through the interactions between Aniston and Perry in particular – meet up on the reconstructed set of Monica and Rachel’s purple-walled apartment in New York City.