CELEBRITIES have been causing outrage by sharing coronavirus conspiracy theories with their millions of followers.
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Yesterday The Sun exclusively revealed how theorists are burning 5G masts over fears the tech is spreading the virus.
The theory originated last month after a video filmed at a US health conference claimed Africa was not as affected by the disease because it is “not a 5G region”.
Former Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner tweeted a link to a film by Robert S Spalding about the “threat” of 5G, a theory that’s already been debunked by the experts.
One follower commented: “Oh no, are you believing the conspiracy theorists too?”
Fake news-busting charity Full Fact states that “there’s no evidence that 5G is harmful to humans” and the technology has been declared safe by the ICNIRP, the body that sets guidelines on safe limits of exposure to radiation.
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Zombieland star Woody Harrelson has been warning his Instagram followers about the effects of 5G and shared a video labelled “Meanwhile the Chinese are bringing 5g antennas down”.
His followers were quick to point out that the footage was from an old documentary filmed during protests in Hong Kong and that people were actually pulling down facial recognition cameras.
Others slammed him for his irresponsible message: “Nooooooo Woody, not you! Spreading things like this is dangerous,” said follower lise.km.
Reality star Calum Best posted an image that stated: “I say no to 5g” on his Instagram account and linked to a YouTube video by Dr Thomas Cowan, who falsely claims Africa hasn’t been affected by coronavirus because it’s “not a 5G region”.
There have now been thousands of cases across the continent, which debunks his theory.
Ex-EastEnders star Michael Greco is another spreader of coronavirus myths, sharing a video by David Icke, the notorious conspiracy theorist who once told Terry Wogan he was the “son of God”, on Twitter.
No stranger to oddball comments, Blue’s Lee Ryan also jumped on the conspiracy theory bandwagon, telling his Instagram followers that the devil controls the world’s governments and we will all be implanted with microchips in the future.
His confused followers asked if his account had been hacked. He later advised his fans to “Stay woke” and then posted a jokey video of himself telling a jar of Marmite: “Not everyone is going to agree with you”.
The bizarre theory about 5G causing coronavirus has already been doing the rounds on WhatsApp, with sick YouTube video heavily criticised for spreading panic during the crisis.
Despite these celebrities alarming and angering fans with their conspiracy theories about the link between the virus and 5G, executive director of the American Public Health Association Dr Georges C Benjamin insists: “COVID-19 is caused by a virus that came through a natural animal source and has no relation to 5G or any radiation linked to technology.”