By Sandra Rose  | 

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Chris Brown praised Kyrie Irving as a "real hero" for his decision not to get the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine.

The singer-songwriter took to his Instagram stories to express his support for the Brooklyn Nets all-star guard who is forced to sit out the 2021-2022 season.

"The real hero! I stand with my brother. Whoever don't like it ... Go live your damn life. It's his choice and a damn good one. Always in my brother's corner."

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The Nets previously suspended Kyrie and declined to offer their superstar a $186 million contract extension.

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Kyrie has said he is not anti-vaccine, however, he is taking a stand against New York City's strict vaccine mandates that are unfair to workers.

Healthcare workers and law enforcement officers have been fired or quit because they refused to get the shots.

"I'm standing with all those that believe what is right. Everybody is entitled to do what they feel is what's best for themselves," Kyrie said.

"Seeing the way this is dividing our world up, it's sad to see. People are losing jobs to mandates... If you choose to get the vaccine, I support you. Do what's best for you. I continue to pray for all those out there who have lost people to the pandemic to COVID."

On Wednesday, the White House announced a plan to "quickly" inoculate 28 million children age 5-11, pending authorization from the FDA within the next few weeks.

The White House has partnered with over 100 children's hospitals in the U.S. to administer the vaccines.

The Covid-19 vaccines, which do not stop the spread of the virus, will be shipped to pediatricians, local pharmacies, churches, and clinics nationwide.

The White House expects to have 28 million children inoculated by the end of the year.

The director of the CDC announced vaccinated children will still wear face masks in schools.