There are plenty of images of famous people getting shots to promote the COVID-19 vaccine. And then there's Mr Lordi.
Tomi Petteri Putaansuu, better known as Mr Lordi, lead singer of the Finnish metal band Lordi, received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Rovaniemi, Finland, on Sunday in full costume.
The event was meant to encourage vaccinations among young people in Finland, where just 35 percent of the population is fully vaccinated.
"They put a big needle in my arm, and that's exactly why I came here," Mr Lordi told Finland’s English-language news site Yle.
And the internet was sure glad he did. The image of Mr Lordi in metal monster garb went viral.
Look, if Mr. Lordi can get it, so can you.
Also, I picture him chanting a very deep and loud, “OHHHHHHHHHHHH” as the needle went in. pic.twitter.com/YzjpT1RbCa
— Jason Gore (@sonicdork) August 2, 2021
— Daniel Summers, MD (@WFKARS) August 2, 2021
Lordi, keeping kayfabe alive pic.twitter.com/nqHNiwSoLK
— Will O'Callaghan (@willocallaghan) August 2, 2021
Lordi is HUGE in Finland. They're megastars over there. I love their music and happy to see Mr. Lordi get his shot. 🤘😈🤘 https://t.co/I3U6QIHKoY
— Matthew Espinosa (@MattSE0486) August 2, 2021
— Julia Zemiro (@julia_zemiro) August 2, 2021
Lordi, the true leader of Europe. https://t.co/Tj9oi1Sg3t
— Sarah Elizabeth (@notyampolsky) August 2, 2021
Oh nothing, just Eurovision winner Lordi casually getting the COVID-19 vaccine https://t.co/7aIfPiEhh5
— Kelly Sue DeConnick (@kellysue) August 2, 2021
Lordi won the Eurovision Song Contest title in 2006, the only time Finland has won it.
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