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Sky News gave a hint as to one cause: “A leading scientist has criticised celebrities for ‘fanning the flames’ of these conspiracy theories, which he said were endangering public health. Celebrities including Amanda Holden, a judge on Britain's Got Talent, and Cheers actor Woody Harrelson have been among those amplifying these conspiracy theories in recent days”. And one health professional was unimpressed at that news.
“Dr Michael Head, a senior research fellow in global health at the University of Southampton, described the conspiracy theorists as ‘a public health danger who once read a Facebook page … Here, we also see similar groups of people keen to show their ignorance on a topic where they have no helpful expertise, nor any inclination to post useful public health messages … The celebrities fanning the flames of these conspiracy theorists should be ashamed'”. So are those Slebs being duly shamed?
Ah well. Over at the Super Soaraway Currant Bun, the Murdoch goons are telling readers “Celebrity coronavirus scaremongers Lee Ryan, Calum Best and more spreading wild conspiracy theories to fans … CELEBRITIES have been causing outrage by sharing coronavirus conspiracy theories with their millions of followers”.
Nothing will be permitted to take the sheen off one of the paper’s favourite slebs, the one cited when deeply unpleasant creep Dan Wootton wanted to soften up Phillip Schofield, the subject of so much prurient copy (“Amanda Holden has to wear silicone nipple covers to hide her famous golden buzzers” … “AMANDA Holden’s gravity-defying chest is pretty spectacular” … “Amanda Holden says ‘there’s been lots of complaints about my t*ts’”).
So when the Sun wanted to shame the 5G hoax idiocy, they made sure they edited Ms Holden’s name out of the roll of ignominy. Because, well, Phwoarr! Eh?!? PHWOARR!!
The 5G hoax is still bonkers, even if Amanda Holden is involved. Hello Sun people.
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