Dr. Drew’s main thing is offering sex advice, exploiting famous addicts, and other messiness. But for some reason, he decided to shit out his thoughts about coronavirus and wave away the pandemic as overblown since the virus was basically the flu to him. And now he’s apologized for his initial anti-COVID stance and is trying to scrub away evidence from the internet.
Celebrity Rehab‘s Dr. Drew Pinsky had some choice words for COVID-19 before it hit America hard as shit, crippling its economy and rocketing unemployment numbers. He previously called the situation a “press-induced panic” and that coronavirus was “way less serious than influenza.” He also said he was “very angry,” about purported fear-mongering in the press. Dude added that your chance of dying from coronavirus was lower than being “hit by an asteroid.” Well, so far over 70,000 people have been hit by asteroids worldwide.
Since the situation has obviously reached critical levels, Dr. Drew back-pedaled away from his initial commentary. He posted a clip on Twitter from his podcast, and in the clip, he says that many people initially gave shitty information and that “we” are sorry (eye-fucking-roll). He also tries to act like he never was that hostile about it and says we should listen to Dr. Anthony Fauci‘s guidelines. via Page Six:
“My early comments about equating coronavirus with influenza were wrong. They were incorrect… I was part of a chorus that was saying that, and we were wrong, and I want to apologize for that. I wish I had gotten it right, but I got it wrong…. What I also said was follow the CDC’s recommendation; follow Dr. Fauci’s recommendation. They will keep us safe. And I thought that when the government started taking more aggressive measures, we should all sign on… We have a collective responsibility to do so. I’m doing what I’m supposed to do. I wear a mask outside now. And it’s paid dividends. It is improving. It is flattening the curve. And I’m delighted to be a part of that. I’m glad to be a part of that.”
— Dr Drew (@drdrew) April 4, 2020
So delighted that he’s tried to erase his past comments. The Wrap said that HuffPost contributor, Yashar Ali, posted a supercut of Dr. Drew’s coronavirus “panic” commentary and later revealed Dr. Drew got a longer clip removed from YouTube citing copyright claims:
2. @DroopsDr put together a longer compilation of Dr. Drew/Coronavirus clips.
Well guess what he did…he had the compilation taken down based on his copyright. Does he have the right, of course.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) April 4, 2020
Dr. Drew and YouTube did not respond to The Wrap when asked about this.
Well Dr. Drew, maybe pandemic-response commentary just isn’t your forte. You should stick to what you’re really good at: keeping celebrities sober and helping teen mothers be good parents… Oh wait, you suck at that too…