The Bachelor’s Abbie Chatfield reveals the sad reason many influencers refuse to promote the Covid vaccine – as she gains 50K followers by slamming anti-vaxxers in lockdown
She’s spent the past few months encouraging fans to listen to health experts instead of ‘wellness influencers’ amid the Covid-19 vaccine debate.
And The Bachelor star Abbie Chatfield’s war on anti-vaxxers has clearly paid off in spades.
Speaking to The Sydney Morning Herald on Sunday, the 26-year-old reflected on her passion for lampooning vaccine misinformation on Instagram, and the sad reason why many influencers are scared to follow suit.
‘People can’t be bothered paying the price or losing followers’: The Bachelor’s Abbie Chatfield, 26, (pictured) revealed the sad reason many influencers are afraid to promote the Covid vaccine on Sunday – as she continues to grow her fan-club by lampooning anti-vaxxers online
‘Ignorant people make me fired up, and I can’t help but share our exchanges,’ explained Abbie, who regularly uploads screen-shots of online arguments she shares with anti-vaxxers.
Abbie said she hopes to empower others to stand firm against online users peddling harmful information, while noting that many influencers are still afraid to share their support for the vaccine.
‘I understand why [other influencers] don’t do it because anti-vaxxers are aggressive, and people can’t be bothered paying the price or losing followers,’ she said.
‘Ignorant people make me fired up’: Speaking to The Sydney Morning Herald on Sunday Abbie said she hopes to empower others to stand firm against online users peddling harmful information
In fact, Abbie said she’s only benefited from promoting the Covid vaccine, explaining: ‘I’ve added 50,000 followers in the latest lockdown, and before that, it was plateauing.’
It comes days after Abbie sarcastically thanked the anti-vaxxers who share her content for inadvertently helping to promote her pro-vaccine message.
‘The anti-vaxxers are making whole posts about my Vax for Vibes content and I’m so glad they’re in support,’ she said in an Instagram Stories video.
Scared of anti-vaxx crusaders: The reality star noted that some influencers refuse to promote the vaccine in fear of losing followers
‘They’re posting the whole video, they’re advertising for me, getting my impressions up, making sure the word is spread about the Vax for Vibes campaign’.
Abbie, who has received the AstraZeneca jab, revealed that she’s even making money on social media thanks to the boost.
‘I am so stoked they are getting hundreds of comments. And I am so glad that they want me to earn more money by getting me more impressions this week because they all tag me,’ she said.
‘I am so stoked’: It comes days after Abbie sarcastically thanked the anti-vaxxers who share her content for inadvertently helping to promote her pro-vaccine message
‘So they’re now looking at my Instagram account, which is getting my impressions up and makes me more money. So thank you so much for paying my rent this month anti-vaxxers.’
Vaccinations are vital to reducing the spread of preventable diseases, and any suggestion otherwise flies in the face of science and the advice of medical experts around the globe.
The coronavirus vaccine is a safe and vital measure being taken to protect the community from the spread of the virus.
‘Thank you so much for paying my rent’: Abbie, who has received the AstraZeneca jab, revealed that she’s even making money on social media thanks to the boost