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Fran Drescher posts coronavirus cell phone conspiracy theory because “God is speaking”

Fran Drescher at the Women Empowering Women - The Unstoppable Warrior event on October 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA
Fran Drescher at the Women Empowering Women - The Unstoppable Warrior event on October 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA Photo: Shutterstock

Actor Fran Drescher’s character on The Nanny wasn’t known for her outstanding intelligence, but the woman behind the iconic comedy apparently isn’t much brighter.

Drescher took to Twitter overnight to share a coronavirus conspiracy theory that 5G cellular technology is the cause of COVID-19. The theory has repeatedly been proven to be nonsense, but has been spread online by Trump supporters and the far right.

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“I can’t believe all the commercials for 5G . Gr8 4cancer, harming birds, bees &mor viruses like Corona. Dial it bac.,” she tweeted along with a page from a devotional. “Keep it simple. B a mindFUL consumer the @cancerschmancer way. Make what you buy ur vote &what u don’t buy ur PROTEST. We can do this God is speaking. Let’s LISTEN”

The devotional passage reads, “Great spiritual traditions are used as a means to ripen us, to bring us face-to-face with our life, and to help us see in a new way by developing a stillness of mind and strength of heart.”

The self-help pseudo-spiritual mumbo jumbo aside, Drescher has continued to push the fake science online. Responding to pushback from a fan who begged her not to believe “tin foil hat rubbish,” she defended herself.

“Not rubbish. Basic science,” she claimed. “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 tht emf’s impact r health. But u r entirled 2 ur opinion. & if internet speed is ur thing u go 4 it! Not me.”

Believers in Europe have attacked 5G cell phone towers. Actor Woody Harrelson has also posted about the conspiracy theory on social media.


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