NSW Health apologized to Delta Goodrem for using her picture on a social media post related to the coronavirus without her permission.
Yesterday, NSW Health posted a story on their official Instagram account that featured a Goodrem headshot GIF, with some additional GIFs of needles pointing at her head. The story consisted of questions and answers about COVID vaccinations, and the question on this slide was, "How effective is the COVID-19 booster compared to the COVID-19 vaccination?"
Goodrem quickly republished the story, calling the use of images and GIFs "disruptive."
"I have a HUGE problem with this @newsouthwaleshealth, are you serious ????????" Goodrem subtitled the repost.
"Needles pointing to a picture of my head to get your point across is unsettling !!!!!!"
Now NSW Health has apologized to Goodrem.
"NSW Health has attempted to deliver an important public health message, but recognizes that it has committed a misconduct of assessment and sincerely regrets the crime inflicted on Delta Goodrem," a NSW Health spokesman said in a statement.
They added, "The message has now been removed by NSW Health."
In the past, Goodrem has made the connection between their name and the Delta Tribe of COVID easy. During an interview with Sunrise last month, David Koch asked the singer for her opinion on the new Omnicron strain.
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"What a Christmas present that we can get the Omicron strain of Covid-19 and say goodbye to Delta," he said.
"I don't want to hear about this terrible delta, get rid of it, get rid of it, I was here first!" Delta replied.
She added, "It was definitely confusing watching you guys in the morning, when I got up, I heard 'Delta danger' or 'Delta out of control' and I said, 'Sorry huh?'
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