Candace Owens has launched a scathing attack on Dr Fauci and Bill Gates, describing them as ‘evil’ in a wild Twitter attack.
The right-wing activist also slammed the pharmaceutical industry and argued it is ‘wrought with corruption’.
Without explaining her remarks, Owens wrote on Twitter: ‘Dr. Fauci is evil. Bill Gates is evil. The pharmaceutical industry is wrought with corruption and pure evil.’
In April this year, the 31-year-old conservative commentator told her Twitter followers that ‘under no circumstances’ will she take any coronavirus vaccine.
‘This is your daily reminder that under no circumstances will I be getting any coronavirus vaccine that becomes available. Ever. No matter what,’ she wrote at the time.
In a wild Twitter attack, Owens said yesterday: ‘Dr. Fauci is evil. Bill Gates is evil. The pharmaceutical industry is wrought with corruption and pure evil.’ Pictured: Bill Gates
Owens said Dr Fauci (pictured) ‘is evil’ but did not provide an explanation as to why she thought this
￼However, in a tweet days earlier she insisted she was not against vaccinations in general.
Owens’ recent tweet about Fauci and Gates has since been retweeted nearly 23,000 times and liked by 112,400 Twitter users.
Fauci said this month that depending on the ‘efficiency of the rollout,’ Covid-19 vaccines should be widely available to most Americans by spring with the hope that the US can soon establish ‘an umbrella of herd immunity’.
Bill Gates, who donated $100 million via the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation toward vaccine development, has pledged to get inoculated publicly to help boost confidence in the treatment.
Coronavirus has killed more than 300,000 Americans. More than 17,000 died of COVID-19 last week alone, marking the deadliest week since the pandemic began.
Owens’ wild tweet, attacking both men and the pharma industry just days after the first doses of the virus vaccine were administered across the country, sparked a mixed reaction with many accusing her of spreading misinformation whilst others said the post was ‘unfounded and baseless’.
‘Nope. Fauci saves lives,’ tweeted Tom Dorwant, a US lawyer. ‘What do you do? Criticize a doctor and spread conspiracy theories when you have no medical background.’
Another user, Rocky Jedick, an ER doctor at the University of Utah, said: ‘75% of the time I hear Candace Owens speak and she makes strong arguments that are not politically correct but stir useful debate over a variety of issues.
‘The other 25% of the time she says stuff like this and I’m shocked anyone can ever take her seriously.’
Others blamed Trump for his response to coronavirus. One said: ‘I disagree on this one Candice. Fauci is as good as it gets in his field. Trump misplayed the Chinese Virus card big time.’
Owens has in the past received backlash for claiming that HPV is ‘not contagious’ when arguing the US government should not mandate vaccinations for the virus.
In November last year, she tweeted: ‘I had a TERRIBLE reaction to the HPV shot when I was 16 years old and I cannot believe our government is trying to mandate it.
‘Mandating vaccinations against diseases that are NOT contagious and therefore pose NO danger to the public is a dangerous precedent of government overreach.’
However, HPV is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract and affects millions of Americans. Most sexually active women and men will be infected at some point in their lives and some may be repeatedly infected, according to the World Health Organization.
Certain types of HPV can lead to cervical cancer in women.
Owens has been at the center of controversy in recent months. Last month, she criticized former One Direction star Harry Styles for wearing a dress on the cover of Vogue.
Styles, 26, made history as the first ever solo male cover star of US Vogue in its 127-year history – and he opted to wear a ball gown and a custom Gucci jacket for the occassion.
Owens took umbrage to the singer’s shoot and tweeted: ‘There is no society that can survive without strong men … bring back manly men.
‘Sorry I’m not sorry.’
In September, Owens and Cardi B engaged in a Twitter war after the conservative commentator called the rapper ‘illiterate’ and an ’embarrassment’ to black people.
The feud began after Owens shared a clip of her appearance on The Ben Shapiro Show, in which she said slammed Democratic nominee Joe Biden for taking part in an interview with Cardi B – real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar – for Elle last month.
Owens said it was ‘one of the biggest insults’ to black voters that Biden decided to do the interview with an ‘illiterate rapper’, rather than someone who could ask the ‘tough questions’.
The Republican went on to say that the former Vice President thinks ‘black people are stupid’ and likened his interview with Cardi B to Donald Trump being interviewed by Justin Bieber.
In response, Cardi B said: ‘I don’t know what Black man broke your heart … that you hate your kind so much.’