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In-Corr-ect Jim Corr says he's 'vaccine free' after restaurant claim they scanned his Covid cert

The anti-vax campaigner came under fire on Twitter earlier this week after posing for a photo inside Roly’s Bistro in Ballsbridge.

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Andrea, Jim, and Caroline Corr (Caroline Corr/Instagram)

Andrea, Jim, and Caroline Corr (Caroline Corr/Instagram)

Andrea, Jim, and Caroline Corr (Caroline Corr/Instagram)

Jim Corr has said that people who think he has received his Covid vaccines are “complete idiots” after he was caught inside a restaurant that required EU Digital Covid Certificates upon entry.

The anti-vax campaigner came under fire on Twitter earlier this week after posing for a photo with his musical sisters Andrea and Caroline inside Roly’s Bistro in Ballsbridge just days before Christmas.

Many people wondered how Jim was allowed inside the popular restaurant, as current guidelines require proof of full vaccination or recovery from Covid within the last six months.

One Twitter user contacted the Dublin 4 eatery to ask if showing a Covid vaccine cert at the premises was “non-negotiable” - even for “a prominent celebrity anti-vaxxer.”

In his response, a spokesperson for Roly’s, Tom O’Connell, confirmed that the Dundalk native had visited the restaurant and claimed that he had presented a “normal (on phone) QR Code Covid certificate” with his correct name appearing when the cert was scanned.

“Over the recent period in particular, we have had to refuse entry even to customers we have known for years because they neglected to bring proof of vaccination,” he added.

However, Jim has since refuted claims that he has been vaccinated on his Instagram account and said that he would never allow “that poison” to enter his body.

Captioning a photo of a Christmas tree, the 57-year-old said: “I am vaccine free!!! No way will I ever allow that poison into my body!

“As much as I abhor the ridiculous restrictions, there was a rare opportunity for me to spend quality time with my sisters, nieces and nephews at Christmas.

“There may be times when you to have to show a negative test or proof of recovery to get in somewhere or to travel.

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“I don’t expect anyone to not have to compromise on occasions, especially as we attempt to interact with loved ones during these crazy, crazy times. Happy Christmas everyone.”

Over on his Telegram channel, he added: “Anyone who thinks I actually took any of the vaccines, given the horror stories of vaccine injury I share daily, is either a troll intent on damage and division, or a complete idiot!”

Mr Corr has been contacted for comment.

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