There’s absolutely no doubt that the global Coronavirus pandemic has adversely affected pretty much everyone in the world to the point that you can’t really deny it, so it’s particularly awesome when a major celebrity comes out and questions whether or not it’s even actually happening and sets off the tinfoil hat brigade again.
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The latest one of these is YouTuber and general douchebag Jake Paul, who sat down recently for an interview with The Daily Beast where he was asked about the massive mansion parties he threw during the height of the lockdown in America. You know the ones that were condemned by pretty much everyone including the mayor of his town.
Here’s how that interview went:
Yeah, I mean… it’s time for us to open up. Obviously it’s a controversial subject, but it’s time for our nation to open up and go back to normal.
You really think that?
Yeah. A hundred percent. There are people losing jobs, there are small businesses who are going bankrupt, there are millions of people who are unemployed right now, people are turning to alcohol and drugs to cope with everything that’s going on. This is the most detrimental thing to our society. COVID cases are at less than 1 percent, and I think the disease is a hoax.
You think the disease is a hoax? It’s killed about 260,000 people so far this year.
Ugh. Yeah, and so has the flu.
No. The flu has only killed a fraction of that, and we also have a vaccine for the flu.
The flu kills between 20,000 and 70,000 people a year. And we have a mass-produced vaccine for it.
Don’t we have a vaccine for COVID?
I don’t think we do know who the health professionals are.
People like yourself, or people who go on Twitter and read articles all day, you know, 98 percent of news is fake, so how do we know what’s actually real, and what we’re actually supposed to do?
I see people on Twitter complaining and being all upset, and saying this person knows this or that, but no one actually knows what to believe.
Medical professionals have also said that masks do absolutely nothing to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Lol I mean isn’t he just going on Twitter and reading articles all day and deciding what he’s choosing to believe to fit his own narrative of what he wants to do, like throw massive parties and take part in celebrity boxing matches? I mean it’s well documented that some medical professionals say that wearing a mask is 100% necessary but there are others that say that it won’t do anything as well – it’s just a matter of who you choose to believe and someone like Jake Paul is obviously going to believe the guy that lets him do whatever he wants because he doesn’t care about anyone else.
Paul even contradicts himself later in the interview by saying that the disease is a hoax, then admitting that it has actually killed a bunch of people. Make your mind up dude, or maybe just shut up completely. Spreading attitudes like this when he’s in such a position of influence really isn’t helping the situation.
For more of the same, check out Jake trying to explain why he was spotted looting a mall earlier in the lockdown. Such a moron.