Pete Evans Goes Off The Deep End, Is Now Sharing Completely Bonkers Conspiracy Theories
He's here to educate you on the "off-planet human slave trade", "Tibetan rainbow body ascension" and the mainstream media's cover-up of celebrity executions.
Fresh from being booted from his cushy $800,000 a year job, celebrity chef Pete Evans has made the natural progression from sharing bone broth recipes to sharing insane rightwing conspiracy theories on Instagram.
A pro-Trump meme straight from the US president’s page is the least bizarre part of his latest Insta-story — Evans also shared several QAnon screenshots, including one that claims the media are using “code words” like “tested positive for CV” to indicate people like celebrities, billionaires and politicians are being arrested and executed. EXECUTED.
Pete Evans is doing a bit more than flirting with Qanon in his insta stories. pic.twitter.com/XyYzHLohH3
— cam smith (@sexenheimer) May 11, 2020
Another image features a smorgasbord of chaotic phrases, including, “inner Earth civilisations”, “off-planet human slave trade”, “pizzagate” and “cabal deep state Illuminati”.
Pete has a history of sharing misinformation — last month he was fined $25,000 for trying to sell $15,000 light machines he claimed could cure coronavirus. And who can forget the infamous “bone broth” saga, which his cookbook advocated feeding to babies (despite doctors emphatically saying it was dangerous for them).
On the fence about whether to trust doctors who have dedicated years of study to becoming experts in their field, or a chef who once told someone dairy removes calcium from bones? Trust the doctors, guys. For the sake of humanity, please trust the goddam doctors.
Reminder that even before Pete Evans disseminated the work of someone who believes the world is run by an illuminati of lizard people, he also advocated staring into the sun and feeding newborn infants boiled compost water made of bones and should probably be in prison who knows.
— Benjamin Wash Your Fkn Hands & Stay TF Indoors Law (@mrbenjaminlaw) May 7, 2020
The high res image of that Pete Evans madness is a work of pure art. The mayans had space ships, 'war with mars', instant travel, 'machine elves', 'DNA upgrade', shakra sungazing. It's amazing. pic.twitter.com/0UMlyNlSVw
— Rupert Dance (@rupertdance) May 11, 2020
Who knew the answer to "What has Pete Evans been cooking?" was "himself."
— Eddie T (@eddit0r) May 12, 2020
Ironically, the man who profits off his celebrity status by selling nonsense products encouraged people to be wary of people with “their own agendas” in another caption shared to his story.
“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 and conflict of interests. Do you trust the experts?” he wrote.
He also shared a recommendation for his doco The Magic Pill, which has already been slammed for claiming a special diet can cure autism and cancer.
Evans has been discredited over and over again over the years — something he references in that same caption: “I have personally seen what the mainstream media have “attempted” to do with me over the years”.
Of course, anyone with a victim mentality and a high profile is like crack to conspiracy theorists, who tend to gravitate towards discredited “experts” who get kudos for “rebelling” against the system.
That’s more or less how the whole concept of QAnon began in the first place.
What Is QAnon?
The QAnon fringe movement began in the internet’s dumpster fire, 4chan, back in 2017.
An anonymous user known as Q began claiming they were a United States government insider with high-level security clearance, and started posting “crumbs” of intel for people to decode.
The QAnon community spread from 4chan to 8chan, to Reddit and YouTube and finally to the mainstream Instagram accounts of Pete Evans and his 232,000 followers.
Imagining the guy at Channel 7 whose entire job was making sure Pete Evans didn’t post QAnon stuff to his Instagram while still under contract
— henno (@jrhennessy) May 11, 2020
It’s responsible for a huge range of right-wing conspiracy theories ranging from your run-of-the-mill conspiracies (a cabal of global elites are responsible for all the evil in the world) through to your full blown incoherent ramblings (the Democratic Party are operating a child sex ring in the basement of a pizza shop). If you really want to go down the rabbit hole, The Daily Beast has a more detailed explainer.
More recently QAnon has dedicated itself to spreading coronavirus misinformation and trying to downplay the seriousness of the pandemic.
Theories have ranged wildly from the virus being a Chinese bio-weapon, the virus being a deep-state plot to damage Trump’s re-election chances, and the virus being a hoax made up to damage the economy.
Experts are growingly increasingly concerned these kinds of conspiracy theories are leading to complacency that could see the virus spread even faster — thereby killing more people.
Already we’ve seen rallies pop up across the US and Europe — two small protest groups even popped up in Sydney and Melbourne over the weekend, ignoring social distancing rules to do so.
Even Australia’s chief medical officer, Prof Brendan Murphy said he’d been subject to some of the “silly misinformation” directly.
“I have unfortunately received a lot of communication from these conspiracy theorists myself,” he said, directly referencing the theory that 5G is to blame.
“It is complete nonsense.”