Published Jul 29, 2020Madonna — proving yet again to be one of the pandemic's most controversial figures — posted a debunked conspiracy video to her Instagram last night (July 28), giving a platform to the widely circulated and highly controversial Dr. Stella Immanuel speech, which dangerously touts a disproven drug treatment.
The clip, since removed from the singer's profile, sees Immanuel and fringe medical group America's Frontline Doctors spreading misinformation about the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus.
"Masks don't work. There is a cure," Immanuel says in the video.
Madonna's original post — taken down early this morning after being flagged and blurred-out by Instagram — read as follows:
The Truth will set us all Free! But some people don't want to hear the truth. Especially the people in power who stand to make money from this long drawn out search for a vaccine Which has been proven and has been available for months. They would rather let fear control them and let the rich get richer and the poor and sick get sicker. This woman is my hero 🙏🏼 Thank you Stella Immanuel.
Earlier this year, the artist claimed to have contracted the virus during her world tour. Back in May, she posted a bizarre video, where she spoke about getting tested for antibodies and wanting to "go for a long drive in the car" to "breathe in the COVID-19 air." She had previously called coronavirus the "great equalizer."
See screenshots of the since-deleted post below.
Madonna has deleted this IG post https://t.co/7G9HzsxGTy— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) July 29, 2020