Dr Harry Nespolon (pictured), President of the Royal Australian College of GPs, died in July at the age of 57 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer
Celebrity chef Pete Evans has been blasted as ‘reprehensible’ after suggesting the death of a top Australian doctor from cancer at the age of 57 invalidated his opinions about diseases.
The President of the Royal Australian College of GPs Dr Harry Nespolon died in July after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer nine months earlier.
Dr Nespolon had been a vocal critic of Evans – questioning his mental health in May after the paleo-diet advocate shared a series of bizarre coronavirus conspiracy theories online.
Evans has long questioned the agenda of ‘experts’ and even claimed Wi-Fi and the fluoride in tap water is dangerous.
Addressing Dr Nespolon’s death in a Zoom call streamed on Facebook Live on Friday, Evans said the fact the doctor was an expert on diseases but still succumbed to one ‘may speak volumes’.
‘It’s very sad what happened to that gentleman and I wish it never happened,’ he said in a discussion with Informed Medical Options Party candidate Allona Lahn.
‘But when you have people in positions of power or experts in their chosen field of medicine, that still do not know how to deal with disease and illness, that still succumb to these diseases and illnesses yet they are the experts in these chosen industries may speak volumes.’
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Celebrity chef Pete Evans (pictured with wife Nicola) has been blasted over comments he made about the medical knowledge of the leading medical expert who died in July after a battle with pancreatic cancer
Evans made the controversial comments while hitting back at those who had questioned his state of mind.
‘The fact somebody questions somebody’s mental state publicly yet doesn’t have the decency to…
have given me a call or invited me to have a conversation,’ he said.
Both the RACGP and the Australian Medical Association denounced Evans comments about Dr Nespolon.
‘He should immediately retract them and apologise to the late Dr Harry Nespolon’s family,’ RACGP Acting President Ayman Shenouda said on Monday.
‘Even when he was given a terminal cancer diagnosis, Harry continued to fight and provide outstanding leadership until he could no longer hold on.’
Dr Shenouda added he was determined to defend the late doctor’s legacy ‘from the likes of Pete Evans’.
Evans said during a Zoom call the fact the doctor was an expert on diseases but still succumbed to one ‘may speak volumes’
The acting president of the RACGP and the Australia Medical Association’s New South Wales branch both heavily criticised Evans for his comments
‘Harry deserves far better than this.
Hang your head in shame Mr Evans,’ he said.
‘Pete Evans is acting reprehensibly to suggest that because Dr Harry Nespolon lost his life to this disease that doctors’ advice on the disease is somehow invalidated. He should apologise,’ the AMA’s NSW branch wrote on Twitter.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Evans for comment.
Dr Nespolon had suggested Evans should seek medical help following his online ramblings, with his latest at that time being a lengthy message condemning ‘mainstream media’ for its reporting of the COVID-19 crisis.
Pete Evans (pictured with wife Nicola) had taken to social media to slam mainstream media before Dr Nespolon’s comments on Ben Fordham’s 2GB radio show
Evans (pictured) had taken to social media with bizarre rants related to the coronavirus pandemic
‘I’d really be a little bit keen to make sure that Pete is actually with his family or 메리트카지노3만 with someone else,’ Dr Nespolon told Ben Fordham on his 2GB radio program.
‘If he really is in trouble, dare I say, he should make an appointment with his GP and I’m really quite serious about that.’
Following a dive in Seven’s My Kitchen Rules ratings, Evans parted ways with the program earlier in May after 11 seasons as a judge on the reality show.
Comments on Mr Evan’s lengthy and divisive Instagram post were later limited
Dr Nespolon said losing the $800,000-a-year gig could be having an effect on his mental state.
‘It doesn’t matter what he has done in the past, 더킹카지노총판 it really is important that we do take care of him and that we reach out to him if there is a problem,’ he said.
‘He has just lost his job, or he has resigned from his job.
That is a very stressful thing to have happened.
The extraordinary rant was captioned on a US President Donald Trump meme shared by Mr Evans
‘I don’t know Pete Evans, 카니발카지노총판 I don’t know his family so this is just pure speculation but it really is one of the oddest things I have ever read.’
Dr Nespolon also warned Australians against taking health advice on coronavirus from anyone who is not a medical or health professional.
‘If people actually follow what he (Pete Evans) has been promoting in the past – look for activated almonds it really doesn’t matter – but when it comes to giving people the view that they might be protected from the COVID-19 virus that can potentially be a real problem,’ he said.
The alternative lifestyle advocate also garnered a wave of concern from social media users perplexed by his strange online behaviour.
For many loyal, long-time fans, the issue of Evans’ mental well-being came to a head on Mother’s Day when the 47-year-old shared a photo of his mum, Joy, with her grandchildren and revealed that he is flouting social distancing guidelines and embracing his elderly mother every time he sees her.
The controversial chef wrote: ‘We love you mum.
Happy MUM day and thank you for being you and also a rebel in your own right.
‘I will continue to give you a hug and a kiss every single f%text@’n time I see you like I have over the last few months (unless YOU say no).’
‘Poor Pete has completely lost the plot,’ one person wrote on Facebook. ‘Fame and money has gone to his head,’ another said.
‘I will continue to give you a hug’: On Mother’s Day, he shared a photo to Instagram of his mum, Joy, with her grandchildren and revealed that he is flouting social distancing guidelines and 트럼프카지노사이트 embracing his elderly mother every time he sees her
‘Fame has gone to his head’: Fans have expressed their concerns for Evans, who is preparing to open a Byron Bay healing clinic after quitting Channel Seven after a decade
Just a day earlier, the celebrity chef shared a cryptic message to Instagram about questioning mainstream narratives.
He posted a picture of himself standing alongside a horse and wrote: ‘The phrase ”straight from the horse’s mouth” is another way to say confirmed information from the best source.’
He continued: ‘Where do you choose to get YOUR information from and N2LIVE is it the BEST source?
I always ask ‘why are they sharing this information and who does it benefit the most?”
Evans went on to say it’s important to question everything including our beliefs as they ‘may be inherited from our culture, our media, our parents, our teachers and so on’.
‘How many times in history have the ‘authorities’ got it wrong and, many times they have got it right also.
This also makes it even more imperative, in my opinion, to keep asking the biggest of questions and to not just trust inherently, without critical thinking and we all must have freedom of speech,’ he wrote.
The celebrity chef shared a cryptic message to Instagram about questioning mainstream narratives while being pictured with a horse
‘Deep down you know the answer, if you choose to sit with yourSELF and question yourSELF.
Our intuition is our greatest sense in my experience… don’t only think, but feel.’
Last week, Evans also posted a cartoon that showed a lone man carrying a massive boulder with the words ‘The Truth’ carved onto it while others watched on.
The cryptic post – which suggests that Evans feels he is carrying the weight of truth on his back – hints at the possibility that he was let go from Seven because of his controversial views on alternative health.
‘What are you willing to carry and share?’ he captioned the post.
‘What are you willing to carry and share?’ Last week, Evans also posted a cartoon and hinted at the possibility that he was let go from Seven because of his controversial views on alternative health
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