Cody Simpson has launched a long and bizarre social media rant that apparently concerns the current coronavirus situation around the world.
The 24-year-old singer and Olympic hopeful took to his Instagram story earlier this week to discuss the “tyrannical, fear-mongering shit” he sees around the world. While it doesn’t specifically mention COVID-19, its language echoes those who criticize lockdowns and vaccination mandates designed to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
“Don’t believe or buy in this tyrannical, fear-mongering shit,” he wrote (via The daily mail). “Stand up to oppression and authoritarianism. Life is not as chaotic as the news would have you believe. Drama sells newspapers.”
Simpson went on to say that he did not consider himself a “member of this weird, backward society.” He said he only spoke publicly because he was starting to be affected by “the established order and these societal power structures”.
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“I have no choice but to obey some ridiculous laws and rules in order to remain a ‘free’ citizen and not be locked in jail or unable to earn a living or pursue my goals so as not to ‘play the game. “Most of us with any heightened awareness can smell the bullshit. All we want is some truth,” he added.
Simpson concluded, “As soon as things calm down, something new to be afraid of is introduced! A fearful audience is a controllable audience in my eyes.”
This isn’t the first time Simpson has spoken about coronavirus lockdowns. He discussed it more directly in a social media post last August, directly calling on Australia’s strict protocols designed to stop the spread.
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“Making the most of the Australian lockdown,” he wrote on an image of himself training at the beach. “We can’t practice in our pool all week. But more importantly, most people have had to shut down their businesses. It’s a curious and complex argument, but I hope the world can reopen soon and that we can resume a normal life. “
He added: “If politicians and bureaucrats were to sacrifice their wages or accept pay cuts during lockdowns, I wonder how long they would last? Food for thought.”
In 2020, while Simpson was still dating Miley Cyrus, the duo sent 120 taco meals to healthcare workers who were on the front lines of the pandemic.
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Simpson revealed the news on Instagram, sharing a video and several photos to document their good deed. It is not known exactly which hospital they went to.
“Tacos for the amazing healthcare workers at our local hospital! Simpson wrote in the caption. “So grateful for these true legends of our time who are dedicating their lives to fighting this pandemic. Show some love to yours in your community!”
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The post contained a photo of Cyrus, 29, and Simpson wearing masks with many brown bags, presumably full of food. The bags had “Thank you for your support and love. Stay strong !!!” written on them.