Coronavirus: Miranda Kerr slammed for peddling 'dangerous health advice' during pandemic

Miranda Kerr and controversial Virus Protection book
Kerr has come under fire for praising the controversial figure. Photo credit: Getty/Instagram.

Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr has been accused of peddling misinformation to her followers after sharing a "dangerous" virus protection guide written by a controversial "magical medium".

Anthony William claims to be the originator of last year's global celery juice trend. He says he was "born with the unique ability to converse with the Spirit of Compassion" that allows him to "read people's conditions and tell them how to recover their health".

William does not have any formal medical qualifications or training, but says his advice comes from "communication with gods". 

Kerr, a former Victoria's Secret model, shared an image of the front cover of William's e-book entitled Virus Protection on her Instagram page. 

"Great info to help people at this time," Kerr captioned the image, followed by a praying hands emoji and a love heart.

She also tagged William in the post.

According to 10 Daily, William tells readers of the book they can protect against viruses by consuming two cups of celery juice on an empty stomach every morning, eating cloves of raw garlic or making a vegetable soup 'healing broth'.

He also recommends readers to cut out eggs - which he claims are the "number one food viruses like to feed on" - along with dairy and fatty foods.

While he doesn't make any specific reference to COVID-19, he talks generally of "dangerous viruses". 

Kerr has been slammed for her support of the publication and labelled "dangerous" and "irresponsible" by her followers. 

"Misinformation is dangerous and I think it's obscene that you've left this post up for as long as you have," wrote one follower. 

"NOT great info and NOT helpful, in fact it may even be harmful for people to follow this! Shame on you, given your influence, to utilise this platform for the greater harm of the world population!" wrote another.

"Miranda. This is dangerous garbage. Please remove this post for the good of humanity," wrote another. 

Instagram-famous medical professional Dr Joshua Wolrich also weighed in, commenting: "ABSOLUTELY NOT. Do better with your influence."

"Celery juice doesn’t fight viral infections, nor does any of the rest of the advice in this guide."

Willam has a lengthy, downloadable disclaimer on his Facebook that confirms he is not a medical doctor or licensed healthcare practitioner, urging readers to first "consult with a licensed healthcare professional" before following his own advice. 

Kerr has not deleted her post at the time of publishing.