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Pete Evans' Podcast Has Been Booted From Spotify For Spreading Covid-19 Misinformation

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Pete Evans' Podcast Has Been Booted From Spotify For Spreading Covid-19 Misinformation

Disgraced celebrity chef Pete Evans' podcast has been kicked off Spotify for spreading misinformation.

Taking to Instagram, the former My Kitchen Rules co-host and judge said: "Looks like my podcast channel has been removed from this company.

"Could it have something to do with the many brave doctors and scientists that we interview, that are warning people about these poisons that's disguised as medicine?

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"Or could it do with the hundreds of hours of information that helps people live a healthy lifestyle...or both? You will always find us on the evolvenetwork.tv which will always be uncensored for you all."

The company gave a statement to LADbible, which said: "Spotify prohibits content on the platform which promotes dangerous false, deceptive, or misleading content about COVID-19 that may cause offline harm and/or pose a direct threat to public health.

"When content that violates this standard is identified it is removed from the platform."

Considering Evans has labeled the pandemic a 'hoax' at times, it's unsurprising the content breaches Spotify's policy.

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It comes after the chef was booted from Facebook for spreading misinformation.

The social media site confirmed the celebrity Australian chef had been kicked off 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."

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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'.

Evans copped an absolute battering when the Sydney Northern Beaches cluster broke because he urged people not to get tested for the virus.

Reacting to the photos of people standing in long queues for a Covid-19 swab, the Australian celebrity chef mocked them.

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He wrote: "OUTBREAK ... 2 cases (with clown-face emojis). Can you see where this is heading again. Testing for the common cold? Do not get tested."

Other big-name companies to end their partnership with the controversial star include David Jones, Dymocks, Pan Macmillan, HOUSE and Woolworths, who distanced themselves after Evans caused major backlash for posting Neo-Nazi content on social media.

He apologised for the miscommunication in the meme that he posted on Facebook.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: Australia, Covid-19, Spotify

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