Candace Owens has responded to rumors that a ‘sudden illness’ that caused her to cancel a speaking engagement is actually COVID-19. However, what she has not done is to actually deny the rumor.
In a tweet, Owens called it a “conspiracy theory” and hinted that she’s actually on vacation instead, but never did clearly and firmly deny that she’s sick. However, only days before she had boasted that she slept next to her husband while he had the virus, and traveled to multiple countries and states, without ever catching it.
Zachary Petrizzo, who writes for Salon, shared on Twitter this weekend that a speaker at the Texas Youth Summit, on Friday, had said Candace Owens hadn’t been able to make it to the event due to a sudden illness.
Tonight at the Texas Youth Summit, a speaker says that Candace Owens could not make her speaking slot due to a "sudden illness."
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) August 28, 2021
Of course, this quickly got picked up and people began to speculate whether the illness in question was COVID-19. After all, only days before, Owens had boasted about taking risks with travel, contact, and masking.
I’ve been to six countries and 28 states since the start of this pandemic (maskless outside of planes) and I still don’t have Covid.
I slept next to my husband every night that he had it (what amounted to a light chest cold) and I still never got it.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) August 25, 2021
However, Owens responded to this Monday morning, using a screenshot of a tweet from actor Ken Olin. Olin questioned why Owens would suddenly pull out of speaking engagements and, in his words, “seemingly vanish.” Could it be COVID-19, he wondered?
Owens posted the screenshot along with her response, saying that she’s with her family atop an Aspen mountain and has poor reception — but she never actually denied being ill.
This might rank as the best conspiracy theory ever drafted about me.
Unfortunately for you— I’m at the top of an Aspen mountain with my family and limited reception.
I’m still proudly unvaccinated and unmasked.
And you are the definition of a leftist loser,@kenolin1. pic.twitter.com/eQbaMhlair
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) August 30, 2021
She did not deny reporting herself as ill and unable to attend the Texas Youth Summit, nor explain the reason for a sudden trip when she was on the list of confirmed speakers for the event as of the 26th.
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