We’ve been taking the absolute piss out of people when it comes to coronavirus stupidity, like those dumb gym protesters in Florida. So something like that happens in Australia, it becomes less funny and more serious as it hits way closer to home, literally. Case in point: A bunch of misinformed Aussie COVID-19 protesters rallied against lockdown rules and the media by smashing their TVs before gathering by the dozens in Melbourne to sprout ridiculous 5G and vaccine conspiracy theories.
Speaking of COVID-19 conspiracy theories, the GOAT team debunk the coronavirus nonsense going around on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below:
Okay, so how did this wave of coronavirus stupidity start in Australia? Well according to The Guardian, it all began when some former reality TV star – no, not Pete Evans, it’s actually some bloke named Fanos Panayides – started a Facebook group called “99% unite Main Group ‘it’s us or them'”, which has grown to nearly 40,000 members in a short amount of time.
Like most dubious protester pages, this one by Fanos didn’t really have any unifying message other than loudly screaming how everyone isn’t being told the “whole story” on a bunch of things ranging from wild COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy theories, the alleged microchipping of people, and ridiculous 5G conspiracies.
As for the smashing TVs part, well Fanos told these idiots to do it as a form of protest against the media for “telling us what to think.” Seriously.
We’ve covered how ridiculous these COVID-19 conspiracy theories relating to 5G and vaccines are on GOAT so we won’t do it again. All you need to know is that these theories are bullcrap, 5G won’t hurt anyone, and vaccines are good.
But smashing TVs was just the start as Fanos then rallied up these dumb Aussie COVID-19 protesters for a protest in Melbourne on May 10, which resulted the arrest of 10 people (including Fanos) for breaching social distancing rules. Yes, the irony is off the scale here.
So what exactly are our leaders doing to quell these stupid Aussie COVID-19 protesters?
Chief health officer Brendan Murphy went straight for the jugular in calling out people spruiking these ridiculous 5G COVID-19 theories, calling it “silly misinformation,” “complete nonsense” and reiterating that “5G has got nothing at all to do with coronavirus.”
As for Scott Morrison, well he “both sides-ed” it frustrating fashion.
“It’s a free country, people will make their protest and make their voices heard. But equally, that needs to be done in an appropriate way and it needs to respect the law enforcement authorities who are just simply trying to do their job. So we understand it’s a difficult time and those issues will be dealt with in the normal way.”
Ladies and gentlemen, our PM.
Unlike the protests in America, the COVID-19 demonstrations in Australia have thankfully been laughably small so there’s ultimately nothing to really worry about.
Here’s hoping they’ll eventually go away if we ignore them long enough or they get tired of smashing their TVs in the name of COVID-19 freedom or whatever they’re whinging about this week.
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