Alex Jones has been admonished by critics including Chelsea Clinton for claiming in a shocking segment of his InfoWars podcast that there may be ‘proof’ Michelle Obama is a man.
The 43-year-old alt-right media personality made the controversial claims on Thursday during an 11-minute podcast.
He pointed to an amateur compilation video which is circulating on social media which includes photographs of the former first lady in which her pants, dress or skirt are creased or pleated.
Jones described the video as ‘shock new footage’ and said the images showed a large ‘bulge’ in Obama’s pants.
He claimed they, along with a 2014 clip of the late comedian Joan Rivers calling the former first lady a ‘tranny’, proves the outlandish theory that Michelle, 53, was born a man.
Alt-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been slammed for promoting a video which claims Michelle Obama is a man during his InfoWars podcast on Thursday (above)
‘Since the early days of the Obama administration, citizens across the board have studied videos and photos of Michelle Obama and said “that is a man”.
He even suggested that Rivers, who died seven months later at the age of 81 after complications during surgery, was killed for making the suggestion and shockingly asked whether the Obamas’ two daughters were ‘a beard’.
His broadcast went viral on social media overnight and caught the attention of former first daughter Chelsea Clinton.
Chelsea, an avid Twitter user, responded to an InfoWars post promoting the video to slam it.
‘Michelle Obama is everything this site will never be-honorable, brave, beloved, beautiful. Don’t need to watch an awful video to know that,’ she said.
She then responded to a follower who questioned why she’d given the website publicity, writing: ‘I didn’t visit the site or watch the video.
‘Think we need to shine a light on the awfulness/expose it – without giving the awfulness clicks.’
Chelsea Clinton slammed the video online, describing it as ‘awful’ and commending Michelle for being ‘brave and beautiful’
Clinton then defended drawing attention to the video, saying it ought to be exposed for its ‘awfulness’
Jones harshly said the former first lady (seen above in July) had ‘a very, very masculine face’ and ‘wide shoulders’
Jones, who previously suggested that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax and who has cast doubt on 911, has long promoted the theory that Michelle Obama was born a man but said the ‘new viral video’ proved that he did not invent the theory himself.
Analyzing the photographs, he said harshly: ‘Michelle appears to have a very large penis in her pants. Her shoulders are wide, her face is very, very, masculine.
‘She looks like a tranny and so you ask yourself, are the children a beard?’
He went on: ‘I’m not saying Michelle Obama is a tranny and I don’t hate trannies. I’m a libertarian.
‘But we have famous photos of her where it appears she has a large bulge in her pants and we have Joan Rivers who was a big fan of gays trannies and everything else, saying hey – we’ve already got our first gay couple because Michelle is a tranny.
‘She died a month or so later in a freak medical mishap.’
Rivers made the comments in January 2014 before officiating a gay wedding after being asked by a reporter if there would ever be a gay president.
Jones said photographs including one taken in 2010 during a visit to a mosque in Jakarta (left) proved Michelle had a ‘bulge’ in her pants and said a 2014 video of Joan Rivers describing the former first lady as a ‘tranny’ was also worth consideration
Jones, 43, claimed he himself did not necessarily believe the former first lady is transgender but asked provocatively: ‘What do YOU think of this footage?’
‘Well we already have one with Obama,’ she said, adding: ‘You know Michelle is a tranny. A transgender. We all know it, it’s OK’.
Rivers died in September that year from complications sustained during a throat operation.
But Jones appeared to suggest her death was linked to her comment about the Obamas.
‘Why did Joan Rivers die right after she questioned this and what does this footage mean to you?’
Jones also said two snippets of video taken during Obama’s presidency showed him mistakenly referring to his wife as Michael.
One was from a 2011 speech at the Change of Office, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Ceremony in Virginia.
Twitter users were quick to condemn and mock Jones online as his podcast spread
President Obama was addressing Admiral Michael Mullen and his wife Deborah when he said: ‘Admiral Mullen, Deborah and Michael, and I also want to also acknowledge your son Jack, who’s deployed today.’
In the video, he sounds as though he is saying: ‘Michael and I want to also acknowledge your son Jack’.
The second clip is from an appearance on Bear Grylls’ show Running Wild in 2015.
Obama, asked if anything scares him, responded: ‘When my, my. When Michelle’s mad, it worries me.’ Theorists say the hesitation proved he was about to say ‘Michael’ instead of ‘my wife’.
Jones was as widely mocked for the podcast as he was criticized. Critics responded to his boasts about the segment with posts including one which read: ‘We are still waiting for proof Alex Jones is a man. Where’s that video?’