She recently revealed she has been cutting out friends from her life who have refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Now Jennifer Aniston is hitting back at backlash over her decision.
Taking to her Instagram Stories, the actress, 52, addressed a commenter who was wondering why she was so concerned about being around her unvaccinated friends.
'We have to care more about than just ourselves here': Jennifer Aniston hit back at comments criticizing her decision to cut out friends who refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'But if she's vaccinated she's protected correct? Why be worried about unvaxxed around her? (shrugging emoji),' wrote one commenter.
'Because if you have the variant, you are still able to give it to me. I may get slightly sick but I will not be admitted to a hospital and or die. BUT I CAN give it to someone else who does not have the vaccine and whose health is compromised (or has a previous existing condition) - and therefore I would put their lives at risk. THAT is why I worry. We have to care about more than just ourselves here,' Jennifer said.
The actress was obviously disheartened over the criticism she had received online over her revelation, first posting a photo of herself wearing a mask along with the message, 'These comments (disappointed emoji).'
She also shared a funny cross stitch of the message, 'What doesn't kill you mutates and tries again.'
Standing up to the critics: Aniston said her decision came down to worried about potentially spreading the virus to unvaccinated individuals with compromised health or preexisting conditions
Masking up: Aniston posted this cross stitch reading, 'What doesn't kill you mutates and tries again'
Jennifer revealed in the September issue of InStyle that she has been forced to cull friends from her circle who have 'refused' to get their COVID-19 vaccine.
The Hollywood icon explained that she has no time for anti-vaxxers or those who 'just don't listen to the facts' when it comes to science.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The Friends star said she feels the swath of American's who aren't getting their COVID jabs are basing their stance on 'fear or propaganda.'
Standing her ground: Aniston revealed in a new interview that she's been forced to cull friends from her circle who 'refused' to get their COVID-19 vaccine
Aniston, who stars in AppleTV+'s The Morning Show as a news anchor, explained that she spent much of the pandemic keeping up with the news but at one point needed to take a break.
'I've really had to stop [keeping it on too much],' she said of watching CNN. 'We all went through news fatigue, panic fatigue, during the pandemic because we were hoping one day we would wake up and hear something hopeful, and all we got was more insanity.'
She then touched on the group of anti-vaxxers, who have thus far refused to get their coronavirus vaccine.
'[There's] still a large group of people who are anti-vaxxers or just don't listen to the facts. It's a real shame,' Aniston said. 'I've just lost a few people in my weekly routine who have refused or did not disclose [whether or not they had been vaccinated], and it was unfortunate.'