Pete Evans Returns To Social Media To Call Covid-19 A 'Scam' And A 'Hoax'
Controversial celebrity chef Pete Evans has returned to social media to once again share his thoughts on Covid-19, including labelling the pandemic as a 'hoax' and a 'scam'.
Posting to Instagram this week, Evans sharea badge with the words 'COVID is the flu with a better publicist' emblazoned across the front.
He then added a list of the 'top lies of 2020'.
"I will add one more of my favourite lies of 2020 - 'Pete Evans is a Nazi,'" he wrote, referring to his sharing of a Nazi meme on social media in November.
"It is beyond ridiculous that people believed this, but then again ... people are wearing masks and being injected for a fake pandemic. Your turn," he wrote.
Evans also referenced NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian's plea to Sydney residents to hold back from kissing on New Year's Eve.
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"The clown show continues. This has never been about a virus and it definitely has nothing to do with your health. This is a scam and a hoax. Stupidity and corruption is the virus. #kissoff #scientism."
Evans also seemed to praise the group of backpackers who received backlash for partying at Bronte Beach on Christmas Day, writing: "Great to see Humans enjoying life instead of being told to live in fear of nonsense and lies."
The bizarre rant comes one week after he was banned from Facebook for spreading misinformation.
The social media site confirmed the celebrity Australian chef had been given the boot after spending the year questioning the coronavirus pandemic, the related vaccine and spouting a bunch of unsubstantiated health claims.
A spokesperson for Facebook said: "We don't allow anyone to share misinformation about COVID-19 that could lead to imminent physical harm or COVID-19 vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts.
"We have clear policies against this type of content and we've removed Chef Pete Evans' Facebook Page for repeated violations of these policies."
Despite Facebook owning Instagram, it's reported the chef will be allowed to keep that account because 'the violating posts and content were not always shared on the corresponding Instagram account'.
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