Michael Blevins, a close personal friend of actor Henry Cavill's who has trained him since 2011, used Instagram Stories to argue against the COVID-19 vaccine and mock masks, leaning on his belief that the main reason the virus has been so deadly — well over a million killed worldwide — is because too many of you are fat, fat, fat.
For a guy whose mission statement seems to be that marketing is suspect (“anything that is required for life to continue does not need marketing”), it is perhaps a bit on the money for a professional trainer to blame the severity of a pandemic on being out of shape.
Obesity is clearly one risk factor when it comes to having a tough time with COVID-19, as are many other underlying conditions, including asthma, previous bouts of cancer, kidney dysfunction and age — I wonder how many of those things Blevins would similarly categorize as being one's own fault, and one's own problem?
It makes you wonder what he would say about, just for one hypothetical example, HIV transmission?
Oops, he already answered that, saying if businesses discriminate against non-vaccinated people, why not discriminate obese people — and the immunocompromised?
Blevins gives the hyperbolic phrase “body Nazi” a whole new meaning, writing: