Pete Evans' wife, Nicola Robinson, has hit back after the disgraced chef's podcast was banned from Spotify for spreading misinformation about Covid
Pete Evans’ wife, Nicola Robinson, has hit back after the disgraced chef’s podcast was banned from Spotify for spreading misinformation about Covid-19.
The former MKR judge, who lost his $800,000-a-year job at Seven in May because of his dangerous and unscientific views, announced on Tuesday the audio streaming giant had completely wiped every episode of his Evolve podcast.
After Evans revealed the news, Robinson shared a photo to Instagram of her husband embracing their family’s dog and horse, and wrote: ‘They love him!’
Hitting back! Pete Evans’ wife Nicola Robinson Evans has hit back after audio streaming giant Spotify banned the disgraced chef’s podcast
Pete had confirmed his Spotify ban in a post shared to Instagram, writing: ‘Looks like my podcast channel [Evolve] has been removed from this company.’
‘Could it have something to do with the many brave doctors and scientists that we interview, that are warning people about these poisons that’s disguised as medicine? [sic]’ he continued.
The ‘brave doctors and scientists’ Evans interviews on his podcast are usually discredited or struck off the medical register for professional misconduct. The few with qualifications are typically chiropractors or naturopaths, not medical doctors.
The delusional cook then reminded fans that his ‘uncensored’ podcasts can be accessed via his own online platform, Evolve Network.
A Spotify spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia: ‘Spotify prohibits content on the platform which promotes dangerous false, deceptive, or misleading content about COVID-19 that may cause offline harm and/or pose a direct threat to public health.
Post: Nicola shared a photo to Instagram of Pete embracing the family’s pet dog and horse and wrote: ‘They love him!’
Finally! On Tuesday, Pete announced that Spotify had completely wiped every episode of his Evolve podcast, writing: ‘Looks like my podcast channel has been removed from this company’
‘When content that violates this standard is identified it is removed from the platform.’
Touted as a forum to ‘discuss nutrition and the human experience’, the Evolve podcast actually features a catalogue of bizarre interviews with conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers and Covid-19 deniers.
Evans is himself an anti-vaxxer and coronavirus denier, and often shares misinformation on the few social media platforms that haven’t banned him.
Gone: When users search for the Evolve podcast, the following message pops up: ‘Couldn’t find that podcast. Search for something else?’
Disgraceful: Last year, Evans landed himself in hot water when he interviewed conspiracy theorist David Icke on his podcast, and praised their conversation as ‘enlightening’
Last year, he landed himself in hot water when he interviewed conspiracy theorist David Icke on his podcast, and praised their conversation as ‘enlightening’.
Icke, a notorious Holocaust denier, was infamously denied entry to Australia in 2019 after protests from the Jewish community.
It is not suggested that Evans endorses the views of Icke relating specifically to Holocaust denial or the Jewish people.
In the dark: Last year, Evans said he was convinced that Facebook had ‘shadow-banned’ his account after his engagement levels dropped dramatically
Help me! In a desperate call to action in August, Evans told his Facebook followers to share his posts with their friends because people weren’t seeing his content organically
He instead supports Icke’s views on globalist conspiracy theories and media manipulation.
Evans’ career has imploded over the past 12 months. He’s been dropped by more than a dozen brands and sponsors for spouting false and often harmful opinions on social media.
In August last year, Evans claimed he’d been ‘shadow-banned’ by Facebook.
Hidden: Instead of permanently removing somebody from a website, some social media users believe a shadow-ban still allows them to post freely, but makes their content and profile harder to find. (Facebook has previously denied the practice of shadow-banning)
Shadow-banning refers to when a social media platform makes a user’s content harder to find instead of blocking them completely.
‘My reach is disappearing by the day as they shadow ban my page… which is why I invite you to share as you all can have a much farther reach than I can,’ he wrote on Facebook at the time.
He was later banned from the platform altogether last month.
Banned: Evans’ documentary The Magic Pill was removed from the streaming platform Netflix last year, after its contract came to an end
Good riddance: After three years on Netflix, anyone who tries to access the film now gets a 404 Not Found page. The 404 page is accompanied by the text ‘Lost Your Way?’, which ironically is what many people have been saying about Evans recently
Meanwhile, Evans’ documentary The Magic Pill was removed from the streaming platform Netflix last year, after its contract came to an end.
The film had copped significant backlash from health professionals since its 2017 release for falsely suggesting the Paleo diet can potentially cure illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, autism and heart disease.
After three years on Netflix, anyone who tries to access the film now gets a 404 Not Found page. The 404 page is accompanied by the text ‘Lost Your Way?’, which ironically is what many people have been saying about Evans recently.
Divisive: Evans has been involved in a string of controversies since being sacked by Channel Seven for his extreme views
Evans has been involved in a string of controversies since being sacked by Channel Seven for his extreme views.
In July last year, he claimed that Covid-19 was a ‘f**king hoax’ and that the pandemic ‘doesn’t compare to what is happening in the world on a large scale’.
He has also encouraged people to ignore government safety measures, such as the order to wear masks in public in Victoria, and to challenge fines through the courts.
Liar: Evans’ central belief is that ‘food is medicine’ and that by following a Paleo diet, people can develop superhuman immune systems that can withstand all illnesses, including Covid-19. There is absolutely no scientific basis for this
Among his false claims about the pandemic, Pete has previously declared he’s immune to coronavirus, and blamed the health crisis on 5G technology.
Evans’ central belief is that ‘food is medicine’ and that by following a Paleo diet, people can develop superhuman immune systems that can withstand all illnesses, including Covid-19.
There is absolutely no scientific basis for this. Following a particular diet does not make a person any less likely to contract the deadly respiratory virus.
Pete also faced significant backlash after he shared neo-Nazi meme on Facebook late last year.
Spectacular downfall: Pete has also faced significant backlash since sharing a neo-Nazi meme on Facebook late last year
History of Pete Evans’ controversies
October 2014: Pete claims the Paleo diet can prevent autism
March 2015: His book is pulled from shelves due to its bone broth recipe for infants
July 2016: Pete claims vegan women should eat meat during pregnancy, advises against wearing ‘normal’ sunscreen, and claims Wi-Fi is ‘dangerous’
August 2016: He says osteoporosis suffers shouldn’t eat dairy
September 2016: Pete claims camel milk could supplement breastfeeding
April 2017: Pete campaigns against the ‘mass fluoridation of public water’
December 2018: Pete reveals he looks directly into the sun
April 2020: Pete’s ketogenic recipe book is slammed by health professionals and he is fined for promoting his ‘healing lamp’
May 2020: Reveals he is an anti-vaxxer during Kyle And Jackie O radio interview
June 2020: Shares his conspiracy theories about COVID-19 on 60 Minutes
July 2020: Interview conspiracy theorist and anti-semite David Icke on his podcast
November 2020: Shares a neo-Nazi meme and is subsequently dropped from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! as his products are pulled from over 15 retailers