The well being secretary spoke out towards the singer on Wednesday morning after she tweeted that the marriage of a “cousin’s pal” in Trinidad was referred to as off as a result of his testicles swelled up after a jab.
Mr Javid was requested about Minaj’s “baseless” tweet and whether or not it needs to be deleted by social media corporations.
He informed Sky Information: “I don’t need to draw consideration to such ridiculous tweets.
“Folks which are within the public eye whether or not they’re a celeb or a politician or whoever they’re needs to be very cautious with their language and positively shouldn’t be spreading untruths.”
Talking to BBC Breakfast, he added: “Actually in the case of one thing as lifesaving as vaccines – on this nation there are 112,000 fewer deaths we estimate due to our vaccine programme – they need to be actually cautious about what they are saying and never unfold untruths.”
Good Morning Britain anchor Richard Madeley labelled the rapper “an fool” for her “ridiculous” vaccine tweet.
Commenting on the present on Tuesday, he mentioned: “What an fool, she has no comprehension that that ridiculous tweet truly does do actual injury.”
Minaj appeared to backtrack on Twitter on Tuesday morning following a mock video posted by The Late Present with Stephen Colbert.
Performed over the artist’s Tremendous Bass music video, its lyrics joke: “I mentioned excuse me the plight of this man needs to be informed to my 20 plus million followers.”
Retweeting the clip, Minaj wrote: “I by no means cited that as a motive I didn’t get vaccinated. The lie is so humorous/entertaining although.”
Mr Johnson mentioned he was “not as accustomed to the work” of the rapper whereas Professor Chris Whitty referred to as the star “ridiculous” in a Downing Avenue convention after she prompt a hyperlink between Covid vaccines and impotence in a tweet on Monday.
The pop star fired again with a mocking video the place she placed on a comedic British accent addressing the Prime Minister.
She mentioned sarcastically in a video message: “Sure, good day Prime Minister, Boris, it’s Nicki Minaj – I used to be simply calling to inform you that you simply had been so wonderful on the information this morning. And I’m truly British. I used to be born there. I went to college there. I went to Oxford.
“I went to highschool with Margaret Thatcher. And she or he informed me so many good issues about you. I’d like to ship you my portfolio of my work, because you don’t know a lot about me, I’m an enormous, huge star in america.”
She added in writing: “Ship this to the Prime Minister and let him know they lied on me. I forgive him. Nobody else. Solely him.”
Furore was ignited at a Downing Avenue convention when a journalist requested the PM and England’s chief medical advisor about Minaj’s vaccine tweet.
The rapper had informed her 22million followers on Monday: “My cousin in Trinidad received’t get the vaccine cuz his pal obtained it & grew to become impotent. His testicles grew to become swollen. His pal was weeks away from getting married, now the lady referred to as off the marriage. So simply pray on it & be sure you’re comfy with ur determination, not bullied.”
In response, England’s chief medical advisor shot down the superstar’s claims as “unfaithful” and he mentioned it was clearly designed to “scare” folks on Tuesday.
The professor mentioned the rapper needs to be “ashamed” of herself for “peddling untruths” on social media.
He informed a Downing Avenue convention on Tuesday: “There are a variety of myths that fly round … a few of that are simply clearly ridiculous and a few of that are clearly designed simply to scare. That occurs to be one in every of them. That’s unfaithful.
“There are a bunch of individuals with unusual beliefs and that’s nice, they usually make their very own selections. Individuals are adults they’re allowed to make their very own selections.
“However there are additionally individuals who go round attempting to discourage different folks from taking a vaccine which could possibly be life-saving or forestall them from having life-changing accidents to themselves.
“And lots of of these folks, I remorse to say, I feel know that they’re peddling untruths however they nonetheless do it. In my opinion, they need to be ashamed.”
By repeating the myths in public, the professor warned it “simply offers them credence which they don’t want”.
Mr Johnson used the chance to have fun the work of a GP in Bexley referred to as Nikki Kanani.
He added: “I’m not as accustomed to the work of Nicki Minaj as I most likely needs to be however I’m accustomed to Nikki Kanani, celebrity GP of Bexley.
“She is going to inform you that vaccines are great and everyone ought to get them. So I favor to take heed to Nikki Kanani.”