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Candace Owens slammed for saying ‘extremely overweight’ people shouldn't promote vaccines

Owens earlier declared that she’s 'proud' of her decision to not get vaccinated for coronavirus
UPDATED OCT 13, 2021
Candace Owens has been controversial over her stand on the Covid vaccine (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Candace Owens has been controversial over her stand on the Covid vaccine (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Candance Ownes has once again found herself embroiled in controversy after she claimed that “extremely overweight” people should not promote vaccines against coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, the conservative commentator wrote, “If you are extremely overweight—please do not think you have the authority to yell at people who are in shape and unvaccinated about trusting doctors, science, and preventable death. A little self-awareness goes a very long way.”

But soon people started blasting her for her rude comment. A user commented, “So here’s the thing Candace, normally I agree with but not every overweight person is that way due to unhealthy reasons and nobody has the right to do what your saying.” The second one wrote, “You do realize there are over weight people against this vaccine most people in Arizona getting it are skinny things so before you weight shame get your story straight. I follow you because you fight for people but if this is truly how you feel then its time to go.” The third one sarcastically asked, “Candace never heard a thing about Hypothyroidism or EDs?”


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A person argued, “BEING OVER WEIGHT IS NOT CONTAGIOUS. If concequences of not getting vaccinated only effected yourself then your outrage would be 100% valid, but being unvax’d can harm others. there are people who actually can’t get the shot like kids who you can easily spread it too.” Another slammed her saying, “This comparison doesn’t really make sense. A person’s obesity only affects their health directly. Getting a vaccine for a communicable disease affects the health of everyone around them. Not really comparable.”

“Stop being fatphobic, obesity isn't just a matter of one's laziness & lack of self-control, it is can also be genetic or hormonal so making fun of extremely overweight people is distasteful; One doesn't have to look slim to be healthy. Promote body positivity & health awareness,” a tweet added.

Candace Owens is seen on set of "Candace" on September 13, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will air on Tuesday, September 14th. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)







Earlier, Owens declared that she’s “proud” of her decision to not get vaccinated. She wrote on Facebook in August, “I still have not received the Covid-19 vaccine and have not demanded that any of my employees get it either. I am proud that I committed myself to standing firm against the bribery, media propaganda, coercion, celebrity-peer pressure campaign, plus censorship. I made a personal decision for me and my family. It is isn’t easy to swim against such a polluted current but here I am. I trust my gut much more than trust Dr. Fauci. May we all do what we feel in our hearts is right, unabashedly.”


Candace Owens is seen on the set of "Candace" on May 24, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will air on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)

But at that time, she received support from the people. A person commented below the post, “We need more like you that will stand up! It makes it hard on us little guys trying to take a stand, we are bullied, bashed and ridiculed for choosing what we think is best for our bodies. Thank you for being such a strong woman with an independent mind!” The second one wrote, “Good decision. The threat to our freedoms and liberties is seriously under threat by governments testing the waters of power, control, and intimidation and finding that people are easy to manipulate if you spin them a story that leaves them fearing for their lives. You're doing the right thing. We need to make a stand against this deception.” “Don’t want to take it, but I feel that the government is forcing it on us by taking away our freedom if we don’t,” a user added.