Sam Frost reactivated her Instagram account on Wednesday, after deleting it earlier this month due to outrage for her since-deleted anti-vax video diatribe.
The 32-year-old Home and Away actress expressed her gratitude to her loved ones, especially her coworkers, and said she had received an outpouring of support and love.’
‘Thank you for the outpouring of love and support over the last several weeks,’ she said on Instagram Stories.
‘I was inundated with hundreds upon thousands of kind letters and emails. You have no idea how much I appreciate that.
‘I am eternally thankful to my friends, family, and coworkers who held my hand during the storm and unconditionally loved me.’
‘Kindness always prevails,’ she added. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.’
Sam also posted a selfie with Ella Jean, the show’s hair and makeup artist, in a second post.
‘Freshhhh,’ Sam captioned a shot of herself on set, highly made up.
Sam recently cancelled her Instagram account after disclosing in a tearful video that she was unvaccinated and that her mental health had deteriorated as a result of others”judging’ her.
Since 2017, the actress, who has played nurse Jasmine Delaney on Home and Away, has advocated for a more accepting attitude among unvaccinated Australians.
‘I was extremely worried about shooting a video or even speaking up about this type of issue,’ she said in the video, ‘but I feel like the world is coming to a place now where there’s a lot of division.’
‘There’s a lot of harsh judgment and comments being tossed about a lot, and it’s definitely affecting my mental health, and I know people around me are hurting, especially if they don’t want to be vaccinated for whatever reason.’
‘There are many various reasons why individuals do not get vaccinated, and it might be because of their medical history, their worries, their family history, or religious beliefs.’
Sam then claimed she hadn’t been vaccinated, but that she had discussed her option with her medical doctor and a psychologist; nevertheless, it is known she does not have a genuine medical exemption.
‘It’s a really terrible moment to be in society right now, and you feel like you’re less of a human, and you feel like others criticize you,’ she continued bitterly.
‘And you’re too afraid to express your thoughts or sentiments, and a part of you wants to go,’ “It’s none of your business why I’m not here! And there are valid reasons for this, and I don’t want you to pass judgment on me “”‘ ‘
She stated that it was critical for the unvaccinated to take care of their mental health, especially when fully vaccinated Australians regain their freedoms.
‘I’m having a lot of trouble with my mental health, but I like to think I’m on top of it.’ I go to a psychologist on a regular basis. So I can’t imagine what it’s like for folks who don’t have a support system in place,’ she explained.
She also warned that coming out publicly as unvaccinated may bring her in jeopardy, before imploring people to treat one another with greater respect and compassion.
Her video sparked a firestorm of criticism, largely due to her use of the word “segregation” to describe how society “judges” unvaccinated individuals.
The term segregation is commonly used to characterize civilizations that are separated along racial, religious, or sexual lines.
‘Seven actively advocates vaccination for all of our personnel, and all Seven productions absolutely comply to the public health Covid-19 safe procedures,’ a representative for the network stated shortly after.
In addition to other precautionary precautions, the cast and crew of Home and Away undergo Covid-19 testing three times a week.
‘Sam Frost continues to work on Home and Away while adhering to the established safety standards.’