Kourtney Kardashian Faces Backlash For Spreading Mask Conspiracy Theory
It seems as though the Kardashian/Jenner sisters aren’t catching a break. After both Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner were recently criticized for having birthday parties in the midst of a surging COVID-19 spike, Kourtney Kardashian is now the subject of scrutiny for posting about a mask conspiracy theory.
Kourtney Kardashian, 41, the eldest of the Kardashian sisters, took to her Instagram stories to post the controversial statement,
“Those Blue Masks Mandated at grocery stores & airplanes are made of PTFE, a carcinogen made of synthetic fluoride.”
The post continued on,
“According to Cancer.Org it increases the risk of liver, testicle, pancreas, kidney & breast tumors + ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, preeclampsia and high cholesterol. High exposure can cause influenza-like symptoms and hemorrhaging in the lungs, leading to suffocation.”
But the claim was shut down by Dr. William Cance, chief medical and scientific officer of the ACS. He told the New York Post,
“There is no evidence to support the claim that the presence of PTFE in a mask causes cancer.”
He further added,
“As a surgical oncologist, I, along with thousands of colleagues in the health-care profession, have been wearing masks for years to protect patients from the spread of infections.”
The high profile family, with a combined multi millions of followers, are extremely influential in their posts–Kourtney alone has 102 million followers.
She faced a lot of backlash on Twitter, specifically for allegedly spreading unfounded theories to so many people. Read their comments below.
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