Russell Simmons Claims Coronavirus Is Caused By Eating Animals, Later Apologizes But Stands By His Comments
Russell Simmons has issued an apology after he said that the widespread coronavirus was caused by eating animals. He first took to Instagram to relay his opinion Monday (March 16), as the country attempts to adjust to the pandemic and national emergency.
He shared a quote that reads that the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19
“was caused by eating animals”
It continues with claims that other previous illnesses like Ebona, Swine Flu and even HIV
“were caused by EATING ANIMALS”
“COVID-19 would not exist if the world was vegan. ‘Your personal choice’ to eat animals impacts every living being on this planet.”
Russell Simmons then urged his followers to stop eating animals.
“I know people don’t want to read this And it’s tough to digest …….. But this statement is factual and necessary Eating animals is horrible unconscious behavior… Even as i catch up on the debate i see the talk of climate change with both candidates ignoring the elephant in the room How can they discuss climate change w/out discussing the emissions from the animals? FACT…The cause of this virus, the #1 cause of cancer, and CLIMATE change is the abuse and eating of animals PLEASE STOP EATING ANIMALS”
“i am aware that There is a fine line between saying things that people hear and things that bounce off of them.. i hope this message is taken with the love that it is delivered with”
Still, just moments later he issued an apology but appeared to stand by his comments on the cause of the virus.
“There seems to be no proper or easy time to say what i said , the ongoing abuse of animals is hurtful on so many levels it’s hard to quantify them all .. “dominion over the animals” does not mean birth 100 billion animals into unbelievable suffering, so they could cause disease , destroy the planet , and create the worst karmic disaster in history …Which is repeated each year over and over… I’m convinced that one day this will all be illegal … i hope the overall affect of my words were, are helpful”
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