Jennifer Aniston has responded to criticism after admitting she's cut some friends out of her life because they won't get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Friends star told InStyle Magazine it was "a real shame" when people "don't listen to the facts", saying she'd "lost a few people in her weekly routine" due to their refusal to get the shot or declare their status.
"It was unfortunate," she added.
"It's tricky because everyone is entitled to their own opinion - but a lot of opinions don't feel based in anything except fear or propaganda."
Aniston later elaborated on her comments in response to one social media user who asked: "But if she's vaccinated she's protected, correct? Why would she be worried about the unvaxxed around her?"
The 52-year-old star replied on her Instagram Story, writing: "Because if you have the [Delta] 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)," she added, "and therefore I would put their lives at risk."
"THAT is why I worry. We have to care about more than just ourselves here."
Aniston followed up with an image of a cross stitch that read: "What doesn't kill you mutates and tries again."
Information on the COVID-19 vaccines available in New Zealand can be found on the Ministry of Health website.