This dad’s response to Covid-19 conspiracy theories in a WhatsApp group chat is everything
One Twitter user’s father had a whole family WhatsApp group shaking recently when he launched into a rant against “anti-vaccine propaganda” being spread on the platform.
User iDeserveABells shared a series of tweets on Thursday explaining how his family group had been hit with several messages, videos and articles warning against the Covid-19 vaccine.
His father, gatvol of all the messages, decided to leave the group - but not before he let everyone know exactly what he thought of their theories.
“I want my name to be removed from this group chat WhatsApp for the simple reason that now it is a channel that spreads false and very dangerous rumours and conspiracy theories that only very stupid [people] can really believe,” he wrote, again adding he wanted his name removed from the “charade of unfounded conspiracy theories”.
The user shared a screenshot of the message, and drew thousands of reactions.
He also shared the “aftermath” of his father’s message, with relatives allegedly claiming he should be added back so he can “apologise and we can delete him respectively and temporarily [sic]”.
The comments section was filled with people sharing their own struggles with conspiracy theories in group chats. While others were just here for the shade in malume’s “sermon”.
Here are some of the reactions:
He probably wanted to leave for a very long time and finally got the opportunity 🤣🤣🤣🤣— Amu (@AmuFloyd) January 14, 2021
I also have a 5G in one of my WhatsApp group 😂😂😂😂😂 I'm not leaving the group because his stupidity is fun to watch 😂😂😂😂— 🇿🇦 Mthwishi (@Nwabisa_1) January 14, 2021
I wish to copy your dad's text and send it to my work whatsapp group 🤦🏾♂️ but it's only one person bombarding us with these stupid theories I feel your dad.— LUNGA🌍MDLETSHE (@loobangs) January 14, 2021
I literally felt your dad's outburst in spirit lol 🤣😂 ey it's the "dunderheads" and "low intelligence quality". He was tired. He had had enough.— Flower (@OnlyeverydaySA1) January 15, 2021
In my case my dad is the one constantly posting and sharing the conspiracy anti-vax bull shit oof I can’t— celine 😷 (@CelineduRandt) January 14, 2021
Am with your dad, infact I think he is my dad too because we think exactly the same. Am also tired of those unnecessary info about covid vaccine 😭😭— Miss P (@priscil06102015) January 14, 2021
I also lost my shit the other day in the family group when they shared a VN saying a government ambulance pulled up at a taxi rank and injected people with the vaccine and 6 people dropped dead on the spot right after taking the vaccine 😩— Nonjabulo. N (@Nonjeyy1) January 14, 2021
For clarity, this is not the case in my direct family group. It's in other groups where I have encountered it.— Bandistuta. (@BandiMchunu) January 14, 2021
I am copying and pasting this in our family whatsapp group, iyuuu— MVM (@veronicamotsoer) January 14, 2021
I am with your dad had to exit one family group in protest— Daison Ngirazi 🇿🇼 (@ngirazid) January 14, 2021