Magda Szubanski Hit With Barrage Of Coronavirus Conspiracy Theorists After Pandemic PSA
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The actor and comedian donned her iconic Sharon Strzelecki persona to tell people in the state that we need to stop all the infighting and focus on eliminating the virus from the community.
In the video, she says: "The sooner we obey the rules and get this COVID thing OVAH the sooner we can get back to the things that matter...like netty."
It was a warm-hearted PSA that hopes to get everyone in the same boat together. But it seems like the video hasn't gone down well with everyone.
Magda has revealed that she's been met with a barrage of coronavirus conspiracy theories and copped loads of hate from Covid-19 deniers on social media and in person.
So someone popped this in my letterbox. Also that of my neighbour who lost his father to covid. His father was only in his early seventies & had a lot more life to live. For avowed free thinkers, the Covid deniers use the same herd speak - Deep State, Plandemic, hoax & conspiracy pic.twitter.com/YkLBS5pQMU
- Magda Szubanski AO (@MagdaSzubanski) August 22, 2020
She's hit back back at all of them and said they are in the minority compared to the group who loved and shared the video.
The actor wrote on Twitter: "Troll me much as you like I am NEVAH gonna close my Twitter account. Bring it Covid Deniers - let's see what you got. Let's bring you right out into the sunshine. Let's see your real names. And your real facts. Let's see the whites of your eyes."
She replied to another person who was sticking up for her, saying: "You should read the comments!! People who seriously think Covid is a hoax! Ya know what else is peak 2020 - I've got effing shingles!!! 2020, when I'm better I'm gonna get down on one knee & punch you right in the dick!!!"
Magda also revealed that someone had personally delivered a coronavirus hoax flyer to her letterbox and some of her neighbours.
Just so you know @DanielAndrewsMP the overwhelming response to the ad has been massively positive !! The trolls are mainly qanon and flat out #Covid deniers #auspol #springst :pray: @VictorianCHO
- Magda Szubanski AO (@MagdaSzubanski) August 23, 2020
She slammed them for trying to spread fear and misinformation during the pandemic.
"So someone popped this in my letterbox. Also that of my neighbour who lost his father to covid. His father was only in his early seventies & had a lot more life to live," she said. "For avowed free thinkers, the Covid deniers use the same herd speak - Deep State, Plandemic, hoax & conspiracy."
Magda isn't the only person recruited by the Victoria government to drum up support for sticking to the rules and keeping the peace.
The Dan Andrews administration has also called on the likes of AFLW player Tayla Harris, The Project host Waleed Aly and actor Shane Jacobson to help spread the word that we need to stop trying to find loopholes in the rules.
Victoria recorded 116 new cases of coronavirus over the past 24 hours, which is the lowest daily jump in seven weeks.