Facebook permanently deleted his Instagram account last month.
But that hasn’t stopped Pete Evans making a cameo on the social media site by appearing in the Instagram Stories of his wife Nicola’s account on Wednesday.
In a bizarre video, the controversial celebrity chef hugged a horse, while a woman (presumably Nicola) provided the horse’s ‘commentary’ from off-camera.
He’s back! Pete Evans making a cameo on the social media site that just banned him by appearing in a video on his wife Nicola’s account this week
Evans hugged the horse’s head as he asked, ‘Are you going to tell me a secret?’
‘Yes,’ the woman’s voice could be heard saying.
‘What’s your secret?’ asked the former My Kitchen Rules judge, with the woman replying ‘I love you’.
‘I love you too buddy,’ replied Evans.
Curious: In a bizarre video, the controversial celebrity chef hugged a horse, while a woman (presumably Nicola) provided the horse’s ‘commentary’ from off-camera
Strange behaviour: Evans hugged the horse’s head he asked, ‘Are you going to tell me a secret?’
All that could be seen of the woman were her legs and feet stretched out across the table at which the pair sat.
A noted anti-vaxxer, Evans was removed from Instagram, his final mainstream social media platform, last month.
Platform owner Facebook released a statement at the time, saying: ‘We removed Pete Evans’s account for repeatedly sharing debunked claims about the coronavirus or vaccines.’
‘We don’t allow anyone to share misinformation about COVID-19 that could lead to imminent physical harm or about COVID-19 vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts.’
Evans’ was kicked off Facebook itself in December, and his podcast was also removed from Spotify. He had one million Facebook followers.
He was also dropped by 15 sponsors and companies in two days after posting a neo-Nazi meme to social media.
Who’s that girl? All that could be seen of the woman were her legs and feet stretched out across the table at which the pair sat
Just last week, Evans was pranked with a website named after his senate campaign which diverts to a government website about the importance of immunisation.
Fans of Evans looking for his political campaign’s website have been instead re-directed to the official web page for the federal government’s immunisation programs – insisting they are ‘simple, safe and effective’.
Users are also given more information about how to get vaccinated against diseases like Covid-19 when they visit www.peteevansforsenate.com.
Evans has been a vocal sceptic of the coronavirus vaccine and even called the global Covid-19 crisis a ‘scamdemic’.
Last week, Evans was pranked with a URL named after his senate run diverting to a federal government health topic web page about the value of immunisation
Australian satirist outlet The Chaser claimed responsibility for the prank on Friday afternoon
WHY VACCINES ARE IMPORTANT
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them.
Immunisation not only protects individuals, but also others in the community, by reducing the spread of preventable diseases.
Research and testing is an essential part of developing safe and effective vaccines.
In Australia, vaccines must pass strict safety testing before the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) will register them for use. Approval of vaccines can take up to 10 years.
Before vaccines become available to the public, large clinical trials test them on thousands of people.
High-quality studies over many years have compared the health of large numbers of vaccinated and unvaccinated children. Medical information from nearly 1.5 million children around the world have confirmed that vaccination does not cause autism.
People first became concerned about autism and immunisation after the medical journal The Lancet published a paper in 1998. This paper claimed there was a link between the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. Since then, scientists have completely discredited this paper. The Lancet withdrew it in 2010 and printed an apology. The UK’s General Medical Council struck the author off the medical register for misconduct and dishonesty.
Source: Australian Department of Health
Satirist outlet The Chaser claimed responsibility for the prank, saying: ‘Thought we’d help Pete out by setting up a campaign site on his behalf.’
Evans was unexpectedly announced at 1am on February 12 as a senate candidate for the Great Australia Party (GAP) in the next federal election.
At the time, GAP leader Rod Culleton said: ‘Pete Evans has maintained his principles and inspired others in the face of uncommon adversity.’
Pete Evans attends an anti-vaccination rally in Sydney’s Hyde Park in February 2021
Pete Evans addresses fellow vaccine protesters last week in Sydney. He was kicked off Facebook in December when he had one million followers
His publisher Pan McMillan terminated its agreement with him and he was sacked from I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! by Channel 10.
Evans began to garner negative attention in 2015 and has been criticised since for spreading misinformation and for promoting baseless conspiracy theories on a range of subjects including diet, vaccinations, coronavirus and even supported a wild QAnon-type claim that Australia is run by paedophiles.
He is also an outspoken fan of disgraced former United States President Donald Trump and has been pictured proudly wearing a Make America Great Again cap.
He has continued to blame media for his spectacular career implosion and has turned his attention to promoting his views via the Great Australia Party’s platforms.
Pete Evans pictured with his wife Nicola Robinson. He unexpectedly announced at 1am on February 12 as a senate candidate for the Great Australia Party (GAP) in the next federal election.