An Aussie former QAnon supporter was interviewed in a CNN segment and he casually let slip that he used to believe the host, Anderson Cooper, ate babies. Yeah.
QAnon, for those needing a refresher, is the utterly batshit conspiracy theory that a bunch of Satan-worshipping, cannibalistic pedophile celebs and politicians such as Hillary Clinton, Tom Hanks and CNN’s Anderson Cooper were all plotting to overthrow former US President Donald Trump while also running a child sex-trafficking ring on the side. It’s… a lot.
So when Cooper asked 32-year-old Sydneysider Jitarth Jadeja whether he really did believe that celebs and Democrats were “worshipping Satan and drinking the blood of children,” he wasn’t expecting to get a sincere apology.
“Anderson, I thought you did that, and I would like to apologise for that right now,” Jadeja said.
“So, I apologise for thinking that you ate babies.”
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Cooper was baffled and tried to clarify: “But you actually believed that I was drinking the blood of children?”
“Yes, I did,” the reformed QAnon believe told him.
Jadeja said that Cooper had been mentioned by name plenty of times by whoever is claiming to post as Q.
“People still talk about that to this day. There were posts about that just four days ago,” he continued.
“Some people thought you were a robot.”
Cooper seemed baffled by the info, and understandably so. It’s not every day you get accused of drinking children’s blood, and then having someone apologise to you because of it.
It’s also something that has had quite far-reaching, real-world ramifications. Not only did QAnon play a big part in the storming of the US Capitol building, but it’s also attracting a few high-profile (albeit random) names like a certain former Backstreet Boys member.
Thankfully, Jadeja is not longer a believer of the far-right conspiracy theory. He’s moved on from that one-and-a-half-year-long rabbit hole, and even told The Washington Post that he’s pretty embarrassed about it all.
You can watch a longer snippet from the program here.