We regret to inform you that Fran Drescher thinks 5G is linked to coronavirus
We come to you today with some very sad news: Fran Drescher is the latest famous figure to buy into the conspiracy theory that the coronavirus is linked to 5G.
The gay icon, who is best known for her role in The Nanny, lashed out at 5G commercials on social media, claiming the fifth generation technology standard is to blame for a whole host of wrongs in the world.
“I can’t believe all the commercials for 5G,” Drescher wrote.
She said 5G is great for cancer, harms birds and bees, and helps viruses like COVID-19 spread.
“Dial it bac [sic],” she added. “Keep it simple.” She then told her followers that “God is speaking” and said they should “listen”.
Fran Drescher thinks 5G is to blame for the coronavirus and we are so, so tired.
Unsurprisingly, Drescher was met with significant backlash for peddling pseudoscientific and harmful conspiracy theories.
“Didn’t think you would believe those 5G conspiracy theories… bit disappointed,” one person replied on Twitter.
Another wrote: “I adore you. But sometimes even the people you love can believe things that are not true. Please don’t peddle this drivel. People will listen.”
But Drescher was not impressed at the backlash. Instead of backtracking, she doubled down on her anti-5G views, and lashed out at those who criticised her.
This is not what viruses are and no one should trust Fran Drescher as a source on anything, really.
When a fan urged her not to spread conspiracy theories, Drescher insisted that it is “not a conspiracy” and claimed that her views are “basic science”.
Not a conspiracy. Basic science. We R in perfect harmony w the earth’s energy & disharmony w man made electromagnetic fields. While we r in a pandmic u still r a denier tat emf’s impact r health. But u r entirled 2 ur opinion. & if internet spped if your thing u go 4 it! Not me. https://t.co/LiriY40vL4
— Fran Drescher (@frandrescher) May 13, 2020
When another Twitter user called the conspiracy theory “tin foil hat rubbish”, Drescher again insisted that it is “basic science”, apparently ignoring the fact that there is no evidence at all to back up her claims.
In a later tweet, she urged people to not believe “ridiculous propaganda” and said the roll-out of 5G is “greed driven”.
“But if you are addicted to blue tooth, microwave ovens, cordless phones and 5G be my guest. Time will tell who in the end suffers…” she added.
The Nanny star has been met with a wave of backlash over her views.
Needless to say, people were perplexed and frustrated in equal measure by Drescher’s apparently sudden transition from actor to conspiracy theorist.
Imma just act like Fran Drescher doesn’t have a Twitter account. pic.twitter.com/HhvJwO5akS
— Harriet Tubman has left the chat (@Steph_I_Will) May 14, 2020
Fran Drescher is peddling 5g conspiracies pic.twitter.com/zA0n0MPf7v
— Bussy Fillups (@CatchEaseHands) May 13, 2020
Fran Drescher being a 5G conspiracy theorist…I just. Sigh.
— Kevin Atkinson (@IKEAtkinson) May 13, 2020
This is not what viruses are and no one should trust Fran Drescher as a source on anything, really. https://t.co/bDVPu5806j
— Tara A. Nitka, B.Sc.🦅 (@ewenthel) May 14, 2020
As the coronavirus continues to spread across the world, conspiracy theories about 5G seem to be gaining more and more traction.
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To reiterate, there is absolutely no scientific evidence that 5G is linked to the spread of any virus. Trust scientific sources – not Fran Drescher.