Conservative activist and #Blexit founder Candace Owens has called out doctors and nurses for posing in a “blasphemous” image emulating Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic, 15th-century Last Supper mural painting.
On Twitter, Owens described the photo of healthcare workers imitating Jesus and the apostles apparently taken at a Paris hospital, as “nauseating” and “sacrilegious.”
She strongly disagreed with the implication that healthcare workers on the job during the coronavirus pandemic are comparable to what Jesus went through.
According to Summit News, the Da Vinci re-creation was posted to the Instagram page of the Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, with a caption that read “Huge thanks to our daily heroes!” as translated from French.
Owens also declared that “I’ve ignored the media’s absurd comparisons to doctors and nurses to soldiers on D-Day. But this really elevates the rhetoric to the point of no return. It is possible to support doctors and nurses without blasphemous hyperbole.”
If you’re wondering what this is—it’s a photo of doctors and nurses imitating Jesus’ last supper, because apparently their sacrifices during #coronavirus are comparable.
This is about as nauseating as it is sacrilegious.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 26, 2020
I’ve ignored the media’s absurd comparisons to doctors and nurses to soldiers on D-Day.
But this really elevates the rhetoric to the point of no return.
It is possible to support doctors and nurses without blasphemous hyperbole.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 26, 2020
Similarly, triumphant nurses dancing in TikTok videos started as fun and a legitimate way for them to let off steam. Increasingly, the clips become a public relations problem, if not a fundamental credibility issue, given claims that hospitals are on the verge of collapse as a result of treating COVID-19 patients..
Indeed, many hospitals reportedly have had to layoff staff because of the ban on elective surgeries and other forms of treatment have emptied out their facilities. Elective is a broad term that describes care that can be nonetheless important, if not crucial, to a patient’s health and well being.
Candace Owens, who is mulling a run for office, has consistently maintained that the government and medical authorities have overreacted to the coronavirus outbreak. In so doing, they have destroyed the U.S. booming economy in the process by keeping most of the population in the equivalent of house arrest rather than letting uninfected people go back to work.
She recently prompted controversy on social media by complaining about having to wear a face mask at Whole Foods, deeming it a form of tyranny.
Owens has also questioned the conventional wisdom of social distancing in a minimum of six feet and the logic behind wide-ranging, compulsory testing for the disease.
Some of Owens’ followers have weighed in on The Last Supper imagery.
Why do doc&nurses get all the credit I work in a food production plant and I’m doing my part to help keep people fed where is the thank you for what I do only 3 times has someone mentioned us
— John Frantz (@JohnFrantz18) April 26, 2020
Heard fr a friend who works at the hospital: per🦠 patient the Fed pays the hospital $35-39K. So if someone died of heart attack but also tested positive, he is considered died of the virus 🦠. In addition, doctors & nurses are Not busy- hospitals are empty!
— Jia H (@Jia1839) April 26, 2020
I can’t stand the foolishness of “we’re all in this together” every other commercial. It’s annoying and dismissive of people who aren’t able to work because of government overreach and they don’t give a shit about that.
— Lyssa Richter (@LyssaRichter) April 26, 2020
I’m a nurse and I’m so concerned about job loss! Most hospitals are empty. I’m so tired of my fellow nurses begging for sympathy on social media. I worked in the ICU (pediatric and neonatal) for the first 15years of my career. I would never have asked for pity. H1N1 was horrific!
— Janet (@ralphjanet) April 26, 2020
FYI. Not all doctors and nurses feel this way about themselves. This is the media’s doing. I’m just doing my job. Like I do. Every week. #blessed to have a job.
— Jessica (@mermaids1219) April 26, 2020
Agree. Everyone looking at them as heroes and they’re doing what they chose to do. This is their profession and they’re getting paid. These are the few that are in hot spots, the rest are getting furloughed or they’re too busy dancing. Smh
— yolanda rodriguez (@yolanda17671300) April 27, 2020
I think the comparison is disgusting. Yes, I support & applaud all the frontline workers. I am one in NYC. But it’s my job. We haven’t had time to dance, or set up A Last Supper scene. Not quite sure what they’re thinking…
— bridget harlan (@irishlass423) April 27, 2020
This is so heartbreaking. I’m a nurse practitioner and a Christian! This should have never been done. They are not and will never be close to what God is.
— Ashley Thomas (@AHThomas17) April 26, 2020
Candace Owens broke two stories recently that the liberal media would have otherwise ignored because it didn’t fit their narrative.
One was the apparent scandal involving Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum for the Democrat’s extra-curricular activities in a Miami hotel room. The other involved Connecticut’s Democrat governor allegedly lying about an infant dying of the coronavirus.
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