Oh Fkn Hell: Pete Evans Is Spouting Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories On Instagram & It's A Huge No From Us
Weeks after Pete Evans spruiked a $15k 'coronavirus-curing' light machine, which may or may not have played into Channel 7's decision to end his talent contract early, the celeb chef is back at it again, this time using his platform to spread coronavirus conspiracy theories.
On Tuesday, Evans shared a graphic to his Instagram Story about “code words” his followers should “look out for” in the media. It's all a bunch of bullshit, you can read it here:
Earlier in the week, Evans also reportedly encouraged his followers on Facebook to watch an interview with David Icke, a particularly awful right-winger with a long history of anti-Semitism (he's a firm Holocaust denier). Icke, of course, is among those backing the 5G conspiracy theories and claiming COVID-19 is all a hoax.
If you haven't heard about it yet, some people actually believe the 5G networks are causing radiation, which in turn, is triggering the virus. Ten people were arrested in Melbourne last weekend for protesting against lockdown laws; and many were claiming this theory was true (FYI, there is no scientific evidence to back the 5G networks theory whatsoever).
Today, Pete Evans shared an interview with David Icke - the conspiracy theorist famous for believing that lizard people literally run the Earth. pic.twitter.com/mHtMB3764k
— cmwlsn (@cameronwilson) May 5, 2020
While Evans is of course a notorious 'alternative therapy' groupie – he's supported anti-vaccers; written a cookbook for babies that contained harmful health advice; and told people not to use sunscreen because it's filled with "poisonous chemicals" – these new antics are really raising some eyebrows, especially as it's all happening days after he ended his $800k-a-year contract with Channel 7.
Yesterday, Aussie doctor, Dr Harry Nespolon, told Ben Fordham (Alan Jones' shock jock replacement) of all people, via that Evans' mental health could be suffering after his job loss. “If he really is in trouble, dare I say, he should make an appointment with his GP and I’m really quite serious about that."
“It doesn’t matter what he has done in the past, it really is important that we do take care of him and that we reach out to him if there is a problem,” he said via news.com.au. While we broadly agree with the sentiment, Evans' views have the potential to do real harm to many; and we just can't let 'theories' like this go unchallenged; especially when it becomes a matter of people's health. We hope Evans uses his free time to reflect and reconsider his views away from social media – but we're not holding our breath.
All Image Credits: Instagram @chefpeteevans
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