Ex-My Kitchen Rules chef Pete Evans has once again caused a social media stir after suggesting the riots over George Floyd’s death were part of a media conspiracy staged by ‘the elite’ to distract citizens from COVID-19.
Evans also endorsed President Donald Trump’s threats to use the military against Black Lives Matter protesters.
The post read: “With the wave of a wand the media diverted your attention from a “deadly” pandemic to racial riots, and you didn’t even stop to notice.
“Stop taking the bait and being spoon fed by the media. They are here to misinform you. Think critically and research for yourself.
“Do not mistake rioters with protesters. There is plenty of evidence showing you that the riots were instigated by organisations affiliated with the elite
“It is no accident that videos of police brutality have suddenly gone viral. I hope you see the pattern. Stay vigilant, be prepared, don’t fall for the new world agenda. And once again think, it’s not illegal yet.
“We are waking up, and the elite are afraid.”
Evans’, known for his often-times bizarre social media posts, received fierce backlash from fans, with many shocked over his portrayal of the anti-racism protests.
One fan wrote: “Jesus dude, do you mind? People are facing physical violence from the people who are supposed to be protecting them, and you’re too busy rEaLIsinG tHe tRUtH that you suddenly think hate crimes shared via organic reach are just the “lamestream” media.”
Another said: “I really liked you Pete until this post. This movement has the ability to bring never seen before change for black people in many countries, especially ours. And you, a person who has the power to influence others, is choosing instead not to see the possibilities for miraculous positive change and instead vilify it.”
It’s not the first conspiracy theory Evans has shared in recent times. Over the past few weeks, the celebrity chef has pointed to a range of global conspiracy theories.
He has faced criticism over spreading false information about 5G technology and the non-existent link between vaccines and autism, as well as showing his support for Trump.
Meanwhile, Evans is due to appear on Nine’s 60 Minutes this coming Sunday, with a preview revealing some truly bizarre thoughts on COVID-19.
“I am sceptical, and I also am suspicious,” Evans, said in the episode preview.
“If I disappear, or having a fricking weird accident, it wasn’t an accident.”
60 Minutes posted the teaser on Twitter with the caption, “Coronavirus mind games. Sunday on #60Mins, how fear of the global pandemic gave voice to unproven ideas on social media. Are dangerous conspiracy theories just as contagious as the virus?”
This is so freaking irresponsible, how in good conscience could you put this grifter on your program, to talk about medical/scientific fields that’s he’s not qualified to talk about. DO BETTER DAMMIT!
— KLC (@Klrf30) June 3, 2020
However, Nine has been quickly called out for filming a “dangerous” segment, with some social media users calling for it to be binned before it airs.
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