‘The people have awakened’: Pete Evans shares bizarre Star Wars-themed video encouraging fans to ‘follow the resistance’ after controversial 60 Minutes interview
Pete Evans has urged his fans to ‘follow the resistance’ in a new bizarre video shared to his Instagram account.
The Stars Wars-themed clip appeared to be from social media star Jo Yi.
Jo is a psychiatrist who calls himself the ‘street MD’. He promotes ‘wellness from a street perspective’ and shares his alternative views through comedy skits on TikTok and Instagram.
Awaken: Pete Evans (pictured) has urged his fans to ‘follow the resistance’ in a new video shared to his Instagram account
The video shared by Pete features Jo, along with a number of other figures in the alternative health space, including holistic psychiatrist and best-selling author Kelly Brogan.
In the video, Kelly sends Jo a strange text message that says: ‘The PeopleZ have AWAKENED!!!’
As Star Wars music plays, Jo then removes his medical face mask and hits a tennis ball labelled ‘OPPRESSION’.
Source: The Stars Wars-themed video (pictured above) appeared to be from social media star Jo Yi
‘Follow the resistance’ later flashes up on the screen.
Prominent anti-vaxxers, including Dr Rashid Buttar and David Wolfe, are also featured in the video, along with Pete himself, who is also an anti-vaxxer.
‘You all can contribute to the future of our rights and also the coming generation,’ Pete says in a short clip.
Clout: Jo (pictured) is a psychiatrist who calls himself the ‘street MD’. He promotes ‘wellness from a street perspective’ and shares his alternative views through comedy skits on TikTok
It comes after the former My Kitchen Rules host suggested that he may be immune to COVID-19, a highly-contagious virus that so far has infected 6.8 million people and killed 397,000 worldwide.
He made the bizarre claim during his interview with Liz Hayes on 60 Minutes – but his statements were edited out of the version that went to air on Sunday night.
The full interview is now publicly available on Pete’s YouTube channel, including his unscientific claim about supposedly being resistant to COVID-19.
‘You all can contribute to the future of our rights and also the coming generation,’ Pete says in a short clip towards the end of the video
‘We know there’s a flu that goes around, whatever strain or mutation or whatever that is, who knows? I’ve never had a flu vaccine because I’m not concerned about catching a flu,’ Pete said.
‘And am I fearful of COVID-19, if I came into contact with anybody [who has it]? No I’m not, because I believe in who I am and my ability to stay as healthy as I can through anything,’ he added.
There is no evidence to suggest that believing yourself to be healthy eliminates the possibility of contracting or experiencing severe symptoms of coronavirus.
Controversial: It comes after Pete’s bizarre and controversial interview on 60 Minutes. (Pictured above)
Across the world, people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of health have died from coronavirus – including people like Pete who follow the Paleolithic diet.
Even if someone contracts COVID-19 but does not show any symptoms, they are still infectious and could pass the deadly virus to someone else.
The only known ways to reduce the risk of catching COVID-19 is to socially distance from others and to maintain good hygiene.
Coronavirus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11.
WHY VACCINES ARE IMPORTANT
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them.
Immunisation not only protects individuals, but also others in the community, by reducing the spread of preventable diseases.
Research and testing is an essential part of developing safe and effective vaccines.
In Australia, vaccines must pass strict safety testing before the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) will register them for use. Approval of vaccines can take up to 10 years.
Before vaccines become available to the public, large clinical trials test them on thousands of people.
High-quality studies over many years have compared the health of large numbers of vaccinated and unvaccinated children. Medical information from nearly 1.5 million children around the world have confirmed that vaccination does not cause autism.
People first became concerned about autism and immunisation after the medical journal The Lancet published a paper in 1998. This paper claimed there was a link between the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. Since then, scientists have completely discredited this paper. The Lancet withdrew it in 2010 and printed an apology. The UK’s General Medical Council struck the author off the medical register for misconduct and dishonesty.
Source: Australian Department of Health
Pete was recently released from his contract with Channel Seven after making a series of unscientific and dangerous claims relating to COVID-19 and vaccines.
He insists, however, that he is not an ‘anti-vaxxer’ but instead ‘pro-choice’ for medical freedom.
Many anti-vaccination campaigners are beginning to use the term ‘pro-choice’ – which is most commonly associated with abortion rights – instead of ‘anti-vaxxer’ in order to make their views seem more socially acceptable.
Vaccinations are a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them.
The jabs protect individuals and others in the community by reducing the spread of preventable diseases.