Entertainment Celebrity Pete Evans embroiled in another coronavirus controversy
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Pete Evans embroiled in another coronavirus controversy

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Pete Evans is in more controversy – after sharing pro-Trump views on social media. Photo: Instagram
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First he tried to sell us a $15,000 “light machine” he claimed would help the body fight off the coronavirus.

Now, celebrity chef Pete Evans has joined the coronavirus conspiracy theory bandwagon: His social media over the past few days has seen him share content about the rumour-heavy links between the virus and Bill Gates – a stance similar to the anti-lockdown protests in Melbourne on Sunday at which 10 protesters were arrested.

On Tuesday, his Instagram stories were full of “code words” he told his followers to “look out for” in the media that would apparently reveal that high-profile figures were being executed, under the guise of having COVID-19.

He removed the posts by the afternoon (replacing them with his baking efforts) but not before they were screenshot and shared widely.

Uh-oh. Us media types better watch out – we’ve been outed. Photo: Instagram

Evans’ Instagram hijinks have kicked into overdrive in the lead up to his official departure as a judge on Channel Seven’s My Kitchen Rules last week.

The day before he and the cooking reality show parted ways, he was urging his followers to watch an interview with Holocaust denier David Icke, who was spouting 5G conspiracies and claiming COVID-19 was fake.

Some people are calling it a meltdown.

Others are saying it’s the real Evans coming out, dedicating his public persona to what he believes in.

TV guru at TV Blackbox Rob McKnight drew parallels between “Paleo Pete” and the US President Donald Trump.

“I don’t think Pete Evans cares about his TV career,” McKnight told The New Daily.

“I think he’s realised that he can make a lot more money talking to his base – like Donald Trump, who’s realised he can get a lot more support just talking to his base.”

Evans certainly seems to be following Mr Trump’s lead in his coronavirus commentary – when spruiking the BioCharger (for which he attracted a hefty fine), he referred to COVID-19 as “the Wuhan virus”.

The president has repeatedly copped flack for referring to the virus as the same, or the “Chinese virus”.

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This may be a great time to take off the mainstream media lens, if that is what you have been viewing the world through, and perhaps look through a different lens….or not. The choice is, and has always been yours. It may be very difficult for some, especially when long held beliefs may be challenged. I have personally seen what the mainstream media have “attempted” to do with me over the years even when my only intention, has always been to encourage people to think and feel deeply and freely about the many pillars of health, including self Love, and to question everything….even what I share. This is a very exciting time in human history and we can all manifest our own reality, or we can hand that over to others with their own agendas or conflicts of interests. Do you trust the ‘experts’? ✌️🌈❤️🍿 what is #obamagate ?

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“[Evans has] always been a guy with controversial views and that has made it hard for Channel 7 in the past, but now he and My Kitchen Rules have parted ways, and we’ve heard it was an amicable parting, he’s free to concentrate on his lifestyle beliefs,” McKnight said.

So what does Evans’ career look like post-MKR?

Just as McKnight predicted, he’s committing to living his best life – and encouraging everyone to come along with him.

On Monday, he teased about his upcoming film, which is “all about cannabis”.

The Magic Plant will be the follow up to The Magic Pill, his paleo documentary from 2017 that attracted an howling tribe that demanded it be pulled from Netflix.

That, and he’s listening to a lot of The Beatles.

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Current mood. Every single song on their album is powerful. Please listen to the words. Let’s start with this one shall we. ❤️❤️❤️ Let me take you down 'Cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields Nothing is real And nothing to get hung about Strawberry Fields forever Living is easy with eyes closed Misunderstanding all you see It's getting hard to be someone But it all works out It doesn't matter much to me Let me take you down 'Cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields Nothing is real And nothing to get hung about Strawberry Fields forever No one I think is in my tree I mean it must be high or low That is you can't, you know, tune in But it's all right That is, I think, it's not too bad Let me take you down 'Cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields Nothing is real And nothing to get hung about Strawberry Fields forever Always, no, sometimes think it's me But you know I know when it's a dream I think, er, no, I mean, er, yes But it's all wrong That is I think I disagree Let me take you down 'Cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields Nothing is real And nothing to get hung about Strawberry Fields forever Strawberry Fields forever Strawberry Fields forever

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