Magda Szubanski has hit out again at Pete Evans for being a COVID-19 denier.

In a tweet on Friday, the comedian, 59, shared a link to a recent article on their feud, and said it’s far more dangerous to not believe the virus is real, than to be fat. 

On Tuesday, she claimed that Evans, 47, had encouraged his supporters on social media to mock her weight after she participated in a COVID-19 safety advert for the Victorian government. 

‘Fat ain’t contagious’: Magda Szubanski (left), 59, SLAMMED Pete Evans (right), 47, for being a COVID-19 denier in a tweet on Friday, after the chef blasted her ‘offensive’ campaign for the Victorian government

Alongside a link to the article, Szubanski wrote: ‘And of course much more alarming to me than anything these people say about my weight is that THEY DON’T BELIEVE COVID IS REAL!

‘That poses a far greater risk to other people’s health than me being fat. Fat ain’t contagious.’   

Hours prior, the actress shared a photo on Twitter of her ‘paleo breakfast’, consisting of what looked to be salmon, egg and tomato, alongside a laughing face emoji.

‘They don’t believe COVID is real!’ Alongside a link to an article on their feud, the Kath & Kim star said it’s far more dangerous to be a COVID-19 denier, than to be fat 

Taking aim: Hours prior, the actress shared a photo on Twitter of her ‘paleo breakfast’, consisting of what looked to be salmon, egg and tomato, alongside a laughing face emoji 

Szubanski also revealed that she doesn’t disagree with everything Evans promotes, just his disbelief on the coronavirus pandemic. 

She wrote in an earlier tweet on Friday: ‘Ya (sic) know, I don’t disagree with Pete Evans about everything. I’ve been going to health retreats and ashrams and eating alternative foods since before he was born.

‘[Love] that stuff. There really is just one MAJOR disagreement – and it’s the only one that matters…I believe Covid is real.’ 

‘There really is just one major disagreement’: Szubanski also revealed that she doesn’t disagree with everything Evans promotes, just his disbelief on the coronavirus pandemic.

Fat-shaming accusation: On Tuesday, Szubanski claimed that Evans had encouraged his supporters on social media to mock her weight after she participated in a COVID-19 safety advert for the Victorian government 

Not happy: While Evans did not make any reference to Szubanski’s appearance in his post shared the day prior, hundreds of his fans responded with hurtful comments saying Szubanski shouldn’t be the face of a public health campaign because of her size

On Monday, Evans shared a post to social media of Szubanski’s COVID-19 safety advert, claiming that the Victorian government ‘doesn’t want to help people get healthy’.

While Evans did not make any reference to Szubanski’s appearance in the post, hundreds of his fans responded with hurtful comments saying that Szubanski shouldn’t be the face of a public health campaign because of her size.   

‘Imagine if they wanted to help people get healthy… how would an ad like that look and sound?’ Evans wrote. 

‘Let’s give it a try shall we… spread love, be free, eat anti-inflammatory healthy food, hug each other.’ 

Having his say: Evans’ post suggested that the Victorian government doesn’t want ‘to help people get healthy’, and many of his supporters felt this was a subtle reference to Szubanski’s weight

After being flooded with abuse about her size, Szubanski tweeted that she was ‘sick of skinny people’ like Evans thinking they are better than everybody else.

‘Frankly I am sick to f**king death of skinny people (yes Pete Evans and your followers) assuming they are morally and spiritually superior,’ she wrote.

She then shared a picture of her Polish grandmother, whom she described as ‘fat’, and pointed out her remarkable achievements in life.   

Hitting back: After being flooded with abuse about her size, Szubanski tweeted that she was ‘sick of skinny people’ thinking they are better than everybody else. She singled out Evans’ supporters specifically

‘Fat-shaming me and assertion that fat people have no place in discussion about public health not only insults me but also all the fat nurses, doctors, ambos etc. who give so much,’ she wrote.

‘My Polish gran was fat and a nurse and she risked her life to hide Jews from the Nazis… Fatties Unite.’

Szubanski went on to say that she was ‘raised on vitamins’ and ‘alternative eating’ after her father was diagnosed with cancer, and then asked Evans if any of his followers had achieved long-term weight loss by using his discredited Paleo diet. 

‘I never said it and never will’: Evans responded to Szubanski’s tweets later on Tuesday, and clarified that he had not intended to ‘fat-shame’ her

Evans responded to Szubanski’s tweets later on Tuesday, and clarified that he had not intended to ‘fat-shame’ her.  

He shared a screenshot of a news article about the controversy, and told his Instagram followers: ‘Nope. I never said it and never will. 

‘All I said was the ads on TV using these people are the most disgraceful and offensive I have ever seen. Get your facts right media and I have always loved Magda as an artist.’  

Causing a stir: For the purposes of the advert, she reprised her role as Sharon Strzelecki, from the hit sitcom Kath & Kim, and said: ‘The sooner we obey the rules the sooner this will be over’



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