Olivia Newton-John’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi has been slammed for her controversial COVID-19 views which she shared on social media.
The 34-year-old caused a stir when she said she “doesn’t agree” with the vaccines, claiming – without evidence – that they would most likely be harmful to people’s health.
“Natural medicine saved my mom’s life. So natural medicine is the party I belong to. Not republican!!! Not democrat!” she wrote, in a post that has since been deleted.
“What do you do when you don’t fit in a box!? When you are a vegan, cannabis growing, lgbtq supporting Buddhist that doesn’t agree with vaccines? Anyone relate?
“I wear a mask when inside public places. Doesn’t mean I think they aren’t causing harm to little ones, and poor people that aren’t sick that have to suffocate 9 hour days. That when asked have cried to me because they can’t breathe and are now having health problems. I’m gonna regret this.”
The theory that prolonged use of the medical masks causes oxygen deficiency (hypoxia) has been debunked.
“Thin paper or cloth masks will not lead to hypoxia. Surgeons operate for hours wearing them. They don’t get these problems,” Prof Keith Neal, an infectious disease expert, told the BBC.
Fans took issue with her statement, with one saying: “many people worldwide are infected and many have died. So I understand very well why people are scared.”
“Airhead,” wrote another. “I thought you were smarter … some influencer. Unfollowing.”
“You’re supposed to STAY INSIDE,” commented another.
Lattanzi, who runs a medical marijuana farm in the US, also shared other social media user’s message about how they will refuse to “blindly” follow health experts’ advice throughout this global pandemic.
“Sorry but not being in favour of lockdowns, masks and vaccines does NOT make me a member of the radical right or a ’radical’ of any kind,” the post read.
“What I’m a member of is a community that supports exploring for yourself rather than blindly following politicians, scientists or doctors …”
Channel 7’s The Morning Show entertainment Editor Peter Ford said the former Dancing With The Stars contestant “obviously knew that she was entering into pretty turbulent waters by expressing these opinions”
“She’s an anti-vaxxer, her belief is very strong about natural medicine,” he explained.
This article originally appeared on Over60.