Both Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar & Chris Weidman took to Twitter last night to retweet and spread the maniacal ramblings of anti-vax conspiracy theorist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The messages were first spread out by ex-UFC fighter Nick Catone, who posted a pretty lengthy instagram post on how and why people need to resist Government tyranny. (I can’t help but internally read the whole post in an extreme slack jawed yokel voice)
Essentially Kennedy and his peers are lobbying to stop forced inoculations of school children in the USA, and this week the senate will be looking into banning forced inoculations in the state of New Jersey. It’s a shame to see Weidman & Edgar spread these harmful messages, as I’m sure that if Kennedy is successful with getting rid of vaccinations, many kids could die or suffer from easily preventable diseases.
Almost any reputable scientist or doctor out there will tell you the movement is built upon lies and mass hysteria. But in the modern hyper-connected world it’s becoming easier to spread false narratives and disinformation, as people would rather get their info from shitty facebook posts than actual accademia. It’s kinda sad to see both Edgar and Weidman get honeydicked into the anti-vaxx movement. Poor guys. Hopefully nobody will suffer due to their ignorance.