A Melbourne doctor has slammed celebrity chef and COVID-19 conspiracy theorist Pete Evans for saying he doesn't believe people can spread the virus.
During a recent interview, Evans was talking about whether or not the virus is contagious.
"Do we have the belief in ourselves that we are contagious, that we are spreaders of something? I choose not to believe in that narrative because it doesn't make any sense to me," he said.
The interviewer then asked Evans if he was worried that his choice to ignore medical advice could spread the virus to vulnerable people. He scoffed and said, "it doesn't spread the virus".
He then doubled-down and said no one should have to change the way they live during a pandemic because of the decisions COVID-19 patients made in their lives.
His comments prompted GP and medical commentator Dr Vyom Sharma to say Evans was a "f***ing idiot" for believing this.
"'I choose not to believe that narrative because it doesn't make any sense to me' - that is the literal Merriam Webster dictionary definition of 'f***ing idiot'," Dr Sharma tweeted.
"Einstein's theory of special relativity makes no sense to me. But I believe the narrative because I know there are people out there who are smarter than me and know more things. And hence I rely on my GPS when driving."
Most Twitter users shared Dr Sharma's views.
"WTF is wrong with him? Is he really denying that people have become seriously ill and died in huge numbers across the globe after contracting COVID-19?" one tweeted.
"This man is f***ing dangerous," another said.
It isn't the first time Evans has come under fire for his comments about the virus.
In August, he targeted Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Government for its handling of the pandemic.
He told his social media followers he thought Auckland's lockdown at the time was part of a Government "agenda".
"No surprises here - NZ be very careful who you vote for this election. This 'scam' is not about your health," he said.
Evans later shared a video of Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield from a press conference and said he was "the NZ 'expert' who apparently makes the rules".
"It seems like 2+2=5 over there, much like it does here at the moment. Can you imagine trusting him when he says that the shot is ready and we are so lucky that NZ is rolling it out first to all our good citizens?"