Pete Evans Has Officially Been Booted Off Instagram
Celebrity chef Pete Evans has been banned from Instagram for 'repeatedly sharing misinformation about the coronavirus'.
Facebook confirmed it deleted Evans' account on Wednesday (17 February) over his constant sharing of misinformation about the coronavirus and vaccines.
The company said in a statement: "We removed Pete Evans' account for repeatedly sharing debunked claims about the coronavirus or vaccines.
"We don't allow anyone to share misinformation about Covid-19 that could lead to imminent physical harm or about Covid-19 vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts."
It's just the latest in a slew of social media platforms banning him for spreading misinformation, with Facebook and Spotify also kicking him off their platforms.
He also caused major backlash earlier this year when he posted a meme that included a neo-Nazi symbol.
His post included a sonnenrad or 'sunwheel swastika' - Evans later called accusations of racism against him 'untrue, unfactual and a load of garbage'.
He later post an 'apology' on Instagram which read: "Sincere apologies to anyone who misinterpreted a previous post of a caterpillar and a butterfly having a chat over a drink and perceived that I was promoting hatred.
"I look forward to studying all of the symbols that have ever existed and research them thoroughly before posting."
Following this, loads of his sponsors abandoned him, including Woolworths, Big W, Dymocks, Coles, Kmart, Target and the homeware brands Baccarat and House.
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He was also dropped by Pan Macmillan, who have published 17 of his books. He was also kicked off Channel 10's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! Australia.
Just a few days ago, Evans confirmed he will be making a run for politics.
The former My Kitchen Rules judge is apparently aiming for the Senate and will be a candidate for the Great Australia Party.
The fringe party was started by former One Nation senator Rod Culleton.
Mr Culleton has released a statement confirming Evans' political ambitions and backed him for the upcoming federal election.
"Pete Evans has maintained his principles and inspired others in the face of uncommon adversity," the statement said.
"Pete is fully supportive of the GAP ethos, supporting restoration of the Commonwealth and the preservation of democracy in Australia.
"Throughout his engagement with GAP's national selection committee, Pete presented an unwavering commitment to advancing the freedoms of all Australians. As a result, he has been resoundingly approved."
Evans first teased he could be entering the political sphere last month when he not so cryptically posted the Great Australia Party logo and told his supporters to stay tuned.
But don't stay tuned to his Insta. Because it doesn't exist anymore.
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