The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has been in hot water in social media over the past few weeks due to the discovery of his recently surfaced emails, which were leaked out to journalists. Jumping in on the criticisms are none other than Rob Schneider and Dana Carvey, two well-known “Saturday Night Live” alums.
As stated on Twitter this past Wednesday, Schneider accused Fauci of being a “fraud” and proceeded to criticize the mainstream media for helping prop him up the entire time.
“Not since the days of the former Soviet Union and their propaganda machines Pravda & TASS has ‘news’ outlets like MSNBC (among most others) been such blatant Pro Government Mouthpieces. Fauci will be (rightly) tossed in the dustbin of history for the fraud he has always been,” Schneider stated in a tweet.
Not since the days of the former Soviet Union and their propaganda machines Pravda & TASS has ‘news’ outlets like MSNBC (among most others) been such blatant Pro Government Mouthpieces.
Fauci will be (rightly) tossed in the dustbin of history for the fraud he has always been. https://t.co/vbsuCvJX6W
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) June 9, 2021
As reported by HollywoodInToto, Dana Carvey has recently made themself a constant critic of Dr. Fauci using his “Fantastic!” podcast as a medium to mock him using daily impersonations. As heard in one of the more recent episodes, Carvey talked about, jokingly, how Dr.Fauci supported gain-of-function research.
“I’m not attacking him,” Carvey stated. “He really supported gain-of-function research, which is kind of like — seems like a sci-fi thing. You take a virus, you try to re-engineer it in a lab, and make it like a super-predator virus. He said — he really believed that it was worth the risk.”
Carvey then used his mocking Dr. Fauci impression to say that he will “have no regrets” once it is finally proven that COVID-19 leaked from a lab.
“But if it’s proven the virus escaped from a lab, I’ll have no regrets, but if I had my druthers, I hope the whole world forgets,” stated Carvey as Fauci. “I’m Tony Fauci, and from the bottom of my heart, go f*** yourself.”
In response to these mocking statements and so-called attacks against him, Dr. Fauci has called out his detractors as being “anti-science.”
“What’s happening now, is very much an anti-science approach,” Fauci stated to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. “I mean, it is what it is, I’m a public figure, I’m going to take the arrows and the slings, but they’re just, they’re fabricated. And that’s just what it is … it’s all nonsense.”
When talking about the origins of the pandemic, Fauci stated that it’s important to understand, while down talking the personal attacks made against him.
“It is important to understand that, but it is being approached now in a very vehement way, in a very distorted way, I believe, by attacking me,” he concluded. “I think the question is extremely legitimate; you should want to know how this happened so that we can make sure it doesn’t happen again. But what’s happened in the middle of all that, I become the object of extraordinary, I believe, completely inappropriate, distorted, misleading, and misrepresented attacks, which, you know, it is what it is, but it’s happening. And that’s unfortunate.”
The entire situation has become so volatile that there are several GOP senators that are now calling for Fauci to be terminated.