Deplatform Anti-Vaxx Influencers - Anna Rose Richards and Taylor Winterstein

Deplatform Anti-Vaxx Influencers - Anna Rose Richards and Taylor Winterstein

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The world has been devastated by Covid-19 and we have all felt it's impact. Over 4.5 million deaths with millions more suffering from long Covid symptoms and with the highly infectious Delta strain raging, we are still in the middle of it. 

Most of us are supporting our doctors, nurses, scientists and essential workers who are literally putting their lives on the line to keep us safe. We are wearing our masks, keeping our distance, staying home and getting vaccinated. And even though it has been really challenging and exhausting, we know that we can get through this if we take care of each other as a community. 

Unfortunately, there are some people who don't care about other people at all and are intent on spreading misinformation, anti-vaccine opinions and Covid conspiracy theories.

Anna Rose Richards (@annarose_co),  and Taylor Winterstein (tays_way_) use their large social media platforms on Instagram to encourage their followers to reject mask wearing, ignore medical advice from health care professionals, use unproved Covid "cures" like Ivermectin and encourage natural immunity. They attend anti-lockdown protests organised by neo-Nazis; proudly live streaming their attendance and encourage their followers to do the same.

These "wellness influencers" are dangerous and selfish. Their messaging is rooted in racism, abelism and fatphobia and their actions are putting so many people in our community at risk including children, the elderly, immunocompromised people, disabled folks and health care workers. 

They financially profit from the mistrust and falsehoods they share by increasing their audience and secure brand endorsements as they weaponise mental health and push their damaging rhetoric to tens of thousands of followers. They are anti-science and share information connected to far-right extremist movements veiled by wellness and spirituality messages. 

So many of us have reported their accounts and posts to Instagram on multiple occasions but our requests have been ignored. They must be held accountable. They are literally putting people's lives in danger and Instagram needs to remove their platforms. They should not be allowed to have this space to share their harmful views.

Please sign this petition so we can put a stop to them!

 

 

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