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Leading QAnon Promoter Who Said Vaccines are for ‘Idiots’ Dies of Covid
We never celebrate anyone’s death. And yet, Cirsten Weldon’s death may end up saving many lives. We have had to do many of these stories on former anti-vaxers who end up sick and then dead, but we’re rarely had to do one with anyone this influential among the Q-anon set. Weldon was high enough that her death may actually lead many to question whether they were doing this thing right all along.
According to the Daily Beast:
A leading QAnon promoter who urged both her followers and strangers she passed on the street not to take the COVID vaccine died Thursday of the coronavirus, making her just the latest vaccine opponent killed by the disease.
Cirsten Weldon had amassed tens of thousands of followers across right-wing social media networks by promoting the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy under the screenname “CirstenW.” She was prominent enough to become a sort of QAnon interpreter for comedian conspiracy theorist Roseanne Barr and started recording videos about QAnon with her.
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And so you see our point, anyone reaching tens of thousands of people with someone as famous as Roseanne Barr, who then dies of the disease, could end up saving lives. Sometimes there is a fine line between celebrating someone’s death and believing the world might be better off with someone dead.
Weldon focused on attacking vaccines and other efforts to fight COVID-19, saying in one video that Dr. Anthony Fauci “needs to be hung from a rope.” She claimed the vaccine killed people and even recorded herself yelling at people standing in line to receive vaccines.
“The vaccines kill, don’t get it!” Weldon warned the waiting vaccine recipients in an undated video posted to one of her online accounts. “This is how gullible these idiots are. They’re all getting vaccine!”
Here she is back in early January saying she has the flu and had been taking hydroxychloroquine. Dammit woman. So young and so many years left to live.
here is QAnon follower Cirsten Weldon saying she hasn't eaten, has had a fever, chills, sweating for 5 days, says 'it's the flu'.
she also says she's been taking hydroxychloroquine for several years now pic.twitter.com/ry2O8EMCUW
— uberfeminist (@uberfeminist) January 7, 2022
The nicest thing we can say is that the voice and message will not be missed.
This is Cirsten Weldon, a QAnon anti-vaxxer.
Last year, Cirsten said "the vaccines kill, don't get it!" in one of her videos. "This is how gullible these idiots are," she said.
On Dec. 28, she started feeling sick.
On Thursday, Cirsten died of COVID.
Don't be like Cirsten. pic.twitter.com/5X0jomZI4i
— John Law (@JohnLawMedia) January 7, 2022
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