Gay-for-pay actor and failed GOP candidate Antonio Sabàto Jr. has taken to Twitter to spread COVID-19 misinformation.
Yesterday, the 49-year-old Trump supporter tweeted (and then retweeted) an op-ed titled “How I Beat COVID-19 in 48 Hours with Ivermectin, Just Like Joe Rogan and NFL Quarterback Aaron Rodgers” written by far-right activist Wayne Allyn Root and published by Townhall.com, the self-proclaimed “#1 conservative website”.
How I Beat COVID-19 in 48 Hours with Ivermectin, Just Like Joe Rogan and NFL Quarterback Aaron Rodgers https://t.co/DiI6CpzurP
— Antonio Sabato Jr. (@AntonioSabatojr) December 5, 2021
The article details how Root (not Sabàto) allegedly took the horse dewormer and it cured his COVID-19 just in time for him to walk down the aisle with his “stunning, beautiful, sexy” third wife, Cindy, who he married last week.
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To be clear, the FDA has not authorized or approved ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19 in humans or animals. At present, it is only approved for human use to treat infections caused by some parasitic worms and head lice and skin conditions like rosacea.
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After he shared the article on Twitter, fans of Sabàto, who is neither a doctor nor a scientist, got confused and thought he had written the op-ed about his own experience of beating COVID-19 with ivermectin.
Immediately, they began asking for medical advice…
You need to find a doctor willing to prescribe it, no?
— The Real Jeff Needenz (@jefferino_co) December 5, 2021
What dose and frequency of Iverm did you take?
— Futures Trader 541 (@GmoneyTrader) December 5, 2021
The problem is, many docs refuse to prescribe it and if they do, many pharmacies refuse to fill it!
— HeSavedMe777 (@Teebee40389246) December 5, 2021
How did you get the ivermectin? We need that so bad!
— Sarah Foley (@mamasnookems) December 6, 2021
Where does one get Ivermectin? The sites I’ve seen selling it are charging hundreds of dollars!
— Philip Tympanick (@philtymps) December 6, 2021
Others took the opportunity to troll the him…
How did you do it without turning into a horse?
— DC/DB’s Coach Chad (@WhoDatVol) December 6, 2021
If you weren’t soft you just wouldn’t have got COVID to begin with.
— Basel (@baselkhalife) December 5, 2021
— Brad Reed (@broroo69) December 6, 2021
Well you don’t have worms, that’s something.
— John Burg Jr (@JohnBurgJr) December 6, 2021
Or just get vaccinated….
— Simon (@SimonSyhiggs) December 6, 2021
This isn’t the first time Sabàto has lied on Twitter. In October, he claimed his new movie “God’s Not Dead: We the People” was the #1 film in America when it wasn’t.
In a since-deleted ALL CAPS tweet, he wrote: “#GODSNOTDEADWETHEPEOPLE IS THE #1 NEW MOVIE IN THE COUNTRY AS OF MONDAY, OCT 4TH! ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO SEE IT IN THEATERS!”
Related: Anti-masker Antonio Sabàto Jr. calls reports of father’s COVID-19 death “a bunch of lies”
The Christian propaganda film screened in select theaters for three nights only–Monday, October 4 through Wednesday, October 6–and received mostly negative reviews from the few critics who bothered writing about it.
Sabàto’s father, actor Antonio Sabàto Sr., died of complications from COVID-19 last January. Despite this, his son continues peddling dangerous misinformation and even claims “Freedom means more to me than covid.”
Freedom means more to me than covid
— Antonio Sabato Jr. (@AntonioSabatojr) December 4, 2021
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.
If people are that desperate for foolish and useless treatments, I can come up with several scams that will separate them from their money. I need the money, and they are happy to spend it.
If they want to take it and it heals them or kills them I’m okay with both. I’m tired of hearing from these idiots.
I haven’t fully trusted doctors since my Dad died in 2006 (in the end he needed a lung transplant and the doctors at the hospital he was in waited too long to send him to a specialist hospital in Philly, and he ended up dying), but Damn, every antivaxxer death because of their stupidity in not accepting science is a good thing imo.
As if anyone needed further proof that (former) underwear models were meant to be seen, not heard.
I do hope some psychologist/sociologist do a deep dive into people who refuse to listen to sound medical advice from professionals but instead will grasp at straws from strangers and celebrities.
Antonio! Shut up and drop your pants
I partially blame people like the hosts on CNN, Oprah, and others who for years were bringing people on like Jenny MacCarthy to spew her anti-vaxxer lies and treating them or people like Dr. Oz with his magical B.S. or the people with their crystals talking about how this crystal gives energy, this one love, etc.
But mostly I blame Trump, Fox News and Republicans for being completely fine with killing hundreds of thousands of Americans to win a few votes.
Yes, let’s please not forget the enablers. Especially, Oprah who has been taken in by every quack of the 20th and 21st century. With her, there so much you can choose as the garbage stuff…
Psychic charlatans, lying authors, medical quacks, idiot MTV stars, plus Satanic Panic, AIDS and LGBTQ paranoia.
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