Michelle Bridges and Jackie O have both spoken out in defence of embattled chef Pete Evans, insisting he’s not a “crazy loon”.
The former My Kitchen Rules judge made headlines last week by sharing a post on social media that suggested the coronavirus was part of a government conspiracy.
During an interview with Bridges on KIIS FM this morning, Jackie O raised the topic of Evans and said she felt sorry for him.
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“What do you think about Pete (Evans)?” Jackie asked. “I actually feel a little sorry for him.
“I think in the media they’ve painted him as some crazy loon and he’s not at all. He’s just into health and … looking at alternatives.
“They really are going so hard on him, I think it’s really unfair,” Jackie O said.
Bridges, who was on the show to promote her new 12WBT cookbook, agreed with Jackie O and suggested more people should be as outspoken as Evans is.
“I love him,” the former Biggest Loser trainer said. “In the media I think sometimes you have to play this dance where you have to be beige; you have to say the right things, don’t say too much, don’t say too little.
“I love the fact that Pete Evans is who he is and he’s not afraid to be who he is and I think we need more of that.”
Jackie O replied: “I would agree with that.”
The pair’s comments follow Evans’ bizarre coronavirus conspiracy theory post on Instagram last Tuesday.
The TV chef shared a detailed list which urged people to “look out for” certain code words and implied “mass trials” and “executions” were happening behind closed doors.
“Soon you will hear about certain high profile people (celebrities, politicians, executives, elite, billionaires) having CV (coronavirus),” Evans posted on social media. “Here are some code words to look out for.
“Self Quarantined = under house arrest either under Federal agent guards or ankle bracelet. Self Quarantined, CV exposure = detained and being questioned by authorities. Tested negative for CV = no confession so they are going to trial after world mass arrest. If convicted their reputation and legacy will be destroyed.
“Tested positive for CV = they confessed and taking a deal, their execution will be out of the public eye. Execution will be portrayed as a suicide or some sort of accidental death. Their reputation and legacy will be preserved.”
The list concluded: “Remember, these people are being arrested for major crimes against humanity. NO PITY.
“Pay very close attention for these code words in the media.”
The president of the Royal Australian College of GPs, Dr Harry Nespolon, described Evans’ post as “one of the oddest things I have ever read” and added that he was a “little bit keen to make sure Pete is actually with his family or with someone else”.
“If he really is in trouble, dare I say, he should make an appointment with his GP and I’m really quite serious about that,” Dr Nespolon told Ben Fordham on 2GB.
Evans responded to Dr Nespolon in a Facebook post and assured everyone he is doing just fine.
“I have the most robust health (physical, emotional and spiritual) ever at the age of almost 47 years, and currently do not take any medications/pharmaceuticals,” Evans wrote.
“I send love and light to all the wonderful doctors and health workers out there, that are helping people achieve long term sustainable health.
“I have some wonderful friends that are great integrative/functional medical doctors, so if I ever need any ‘help’, I know who to go and see.”
Last month Evans was slapped with $25,000 in fines for coronavirus eradication claims he made about a “BioCharger” device he promoted on Facebook.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) issued two infringement notices to the controversial health guru after receiving complaints about his promotion of the $14,990 machine.
In the April 9 livestream on his Facebook page, which has 1.4 million followers, Evans described the gadget as a “hybrid subtle energy revitalisation platform”.
“It’s programmed with a thousand different recipes and there’s a couple in there for the Wuhan coronavirus,” Evans said in the video.