Actor Dennis Quaid claimed he is “disappointed” that his latest PSA about coronavirus with Dr. Anthony Fauci has been “politicized.”
Quaid criticized the “cancel culture media” in a video shared Sunday on his Instagram.
“NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPOLITICIZED,” Quaid captioned his video.
“I have to say that right now I am feeling some outrage and a lot of disappointment about a PSA and interview that I did with Dr. Anthony Fauci a few weeks ago,” Quaid said in the video. “It is being used by the cancel culture media that I was doing a campaign ad and endorsement of Donald Trump and that I was paid handsomely for this by diverted CDC funds.
“Nothing could be further from the truth,” he added. (RELATED: Dennis Quaid Praises Trump For Coronavirus Response)
Quaid’s video comes after Politico published an article claiming that Quaid was part of a $300 million advertising campaign started by Michael Caputo, the health department’s top spokesperson.
However, Quaid has denied that he was not paid to participate in an advertising campaign and did the interview because he wanted to have Dr. Fauci on his “Dennaissance” podcast.
“The interview and the PSA were about raising awareness of COVID-19 and what we can still do to prevent lives being lost to this terrible, terrible virus,” Quaid claimed. “It was about the importance of wearing a mask and social distancing and it was in no way political. In fact, Dr. Anthony Fauci and I both talked about it before that it was not to be political, as the virus is not political. I was not paid one penny for doing this interview and neither was Dr. Anthony Fauci.”