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Married At First Sight Star Loses Sponsorship Deal After Sharing COVID-19 Conspiracies

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Married At First Sight Star Loses Sponsorship Deal After Sharing COVID-19 Conspiracies

Married At First Sight season seven star Natasha Spencer has been ditched by a potential advertising client after sharing a Covid-19 conspiracy post from celebrity chef Pete Evans.

The reality TV star revealed her disgust at being ditched by fabric mask company The Clothing Depot.

She was so furious that she posted screenshots of her discussion with the company's Brent O'Rourke, on her Instagram Story to her 83,000 followers.

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In the post the message from O'Rourke read: 'Unfortunately Natasha, we will be recidening [sic] any offer of sponsorship at this time.'

'I highly suggest you remove any and all Pete Evans propoganga [sic] from your page as you have a strong influence on a young audience. He is a chef, not a f***ing scientist.'

Natasha wasn't about to take the dressing down lightly and clapped back at her potential client.

On the top of the messages, she added: 'IF YOU USE YOUR PROFILE TO COMMUNICATE WITH POTENTIAL AMBASSADORS, TRY NOT TO FOLLOW IT WITH COMPLETE AND UTTER UNPROFESSIONAL AM. OBSCENITIES. AND BELITTLING STATEMENTS.'

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The war of words kicked off after Natasha had earlier shared a graphic from former My Kitchen Rules host and celebrity chef Pete Evans where he cast doubt on the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Evans has been criticised throughout the pandemic for pushing misinformation as well as questioning the government's response to the outbreak.

O'Rourke told Business Insider that he had originally approached Spencer to create a sponsored post for his company showing the MAFS star wearing one of his company's masks.

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"I reached out to her on 8 August, saying 'hey, how are you?' I've sent it to thousands of influencers to see if she'd like to partner and finding out how much it would be," he told the publication.

The MAFS star responded and told O'Rourke that usually she charges $1,000 for an Instagram Story and a post.

When O'Rourke saw Spencer share content from Evans questioning the US Center for Disease Control's (CDC) official statistics of COVID-19 deaths, he got in touch with the star.

"She puts the Pete Evans CDC post up on her story. He's been posting conspiracy theories," O'Rourke said. "I mean, he's a chef, not a f***ing scientist."

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Earlier this year, Evans, who was dumped by Channel 7 in May, was fined after he spruiked a $15,000 machine called a BioCharger NG, which is a 'subtle energy revitalisation platform' as a way to combat COVID-19.


Evans said it can 'optimise and improve potential health, wellness and athletic performance' and even can be used to treat coronavirus.

However, there was no evidence to suggest whatsoever that this can actually be beneficial for someone battling COVID-19.

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Evans eventually was fined $25,000 for promoting the product in the way he did, with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) ruling the celebrity chef had 'no apparent foundation' for his claims.

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Topics: married at first sight, TV and Film News, Australia

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