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Pete Evans’ harmful documentary The Magic Pill is removed from streaming giant Netflix

Disgraced celebrity chef Pete Evans has been cancelled by Netflix, after his documentary The Magic Pill was quietly removed from the streaming platform recently.

The film has copped significant backlash from health professionals since its 2017 release for falsely suggesting that the Paleo diet can potentially cure illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, autism and heart disease.

And after three years of pressure to remove The Magic Pill from their platform, it seems Netflix has finally taken action – because anyone who tries to access the film now gets a 404 Not Found page. 

Finally! Disgraced celebrity chef Pete Evans (pictured) has been cancelled by Netflix, after his documentary film The Magic Pill was quietly removed from the streaming platform recently

The 404 page is accompanied by the text ‘Lost Your Way?’, which ironically is what many people have been saying about Pete over the past few years. 

When Netflix initially decided to host the documentary, Australian Medical Association president Dr Tony Bartone said: ‘Netflix should do the responsible thing. They shouldn’t screen it. The risk of misinformation is too great.’ 

At the time, the streaming giant defended the decision to broadcast The Magic Pill, saying they wanted to cater to a wide audience.

'Lost your way?' After three years of pressure to remove The Magic Pill, it seems Netflix has taken action - because anyone who tries to access the film now gets a 404 Not Found page

‘Lost your way?’ After three years of pressure to remove The Magic Pill, it seems Netflix has taken action – because anyone who tries to access the film now gets a 404 Not Found page

However, it’s clear that the former My Kitchen Rules judge and conspiracy theorist no longer has the backing of Netflix.

Viewers hoping to watch the documentary now get an error code and the message: ‘Sorry, but we can’t find that page. You’ll find heaps to explore on the homepage.’

Netflix hasn’t confirmed whether Pete’s recent controversies and dangerous views on COVID-19 influenced the decision to pull the documentary.

In a recent podcast interview, Pete claimed the documentary was removed simply because the contract with Netflix ‘expired’. 

Misleading: The documentary has copped significant backlash from health professionals since its 2017 release for falsely suggesting that the Paleo diet can potentially cure illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, autism and heart disease

Misleading: The documentary has copped significant backlash from health professionals since its 2017 release for falsely suggesting that the Paleo diet can potentially cure illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, autism and heart disease

Covidiot: Netflix hasn't confirmed whether Pete's recent controversies and dangerous views on COVID-19 influenced the decision to pull the documentary. In a recent podcast interview, Pete claimed the documentary was removed simply because the contract with Netflix 'expired'

Covidiot: Netflix hasn’t confirmed whether Pete’s recent controversies and dangerous views on COVID-19 influenced the decision to pull the documentary. In a recent podcast interview, Pete claimed the documentary was removed simply because the contract with Netflix ‘expired’

Last week, Pete deleted an ill-informed Facebook post encouraging people in Victoria not to wear a mask.

Residents of metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire have been required to wear a mask since July 22, and will be fined $200 if they are caught in public spaces without one following a surge of COVID-19 cases.

However, days before the rule came into effect, Pete urged Victorians to accept the fine for not wearing a mask in order to challenge it in court.

He said it was ‘far too expensive’ for the state government to defend the fines, making the rule effectively meaningless.

Pete’s ridiculous advice prompted backlash from sensible Australians, who labelled him a ‘danger to humanity’. 

Irresponsible: Last week, Pete deleted an ill-informed Facebook post encouraging people in Victoria not to wear a mask

Irresponsible: Last week, Pete deleted an ill-informed Facebook post encouraging people in Victoria not to wear a mask 

Misinformation: Days before the face mask rule came into effect in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire, anti-vaxxer Pete - who has falsely claimed the pandemic is a 'hoax' - urged Victorians to accept the fine for not wearing a mask in order to challenge it in court

Misinformation: Days before the face mask rule came into effect in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire, anti-vaxxer Pete – who has falsely claimed the pandemic is a ‘hoax’ – urged Victorians to accept the fine for not wearing a mask in order to challenge it in court

‘As a fellow Victorian I kindly ask that no one follow Pete Evans legal advice. It’s stupid and dangerous,’ one person commented.

‘Pete Evans has a lot to answer for in inciting people to work against all efforts to keep the community safe. And that’s before we even have a vaccine,’ another added.

A third wrote:  ‘Just when you thought Pete Evans couldn’t do anything else stupid – this happens… he is a danger to humanity.’

Who made him a legal expert? Pete said it was 'far too expensive' for the state government to defend the fines, making the rule effectively meaningless

Who made him a legal expert? Pete said it was ‘far too expensive’ for the state government to defend the fines, making the rule effectively meaningless 

‘I swear, Pete Evans is the kind of person that’ll hide a zombie bite. Please kindly f**k off with your Paleo, anti-vax… and anti-mask views, and propaganda. Sincerely, a Victorian,’ read a similar comment. 

Pete has been involved in a string of controversies since being sacked by Channel Seven earlier this year for his extreme views.

Earlier this month, he claimed that COVID-19 was a ‘f**king hoax’ and that the pandemic ‘doesn’t compare to what is happening in the world on a large scale’. 

'Dangerous': Pete's ridiculous advice prompted backlash from sensible Australians, who labelled him a 'danger to humanity'

‘Dangerous’: Pete’s ridiculous advice prompted backlash from sensible Australians, who labelled him a ‘danger to humanity’

Appearing on the Well and Good podcast, the father of two also vented about having to send his ‘kids to school wearing a f**king mask’. 

Among his bizarre claims about the virus, Pete has previously declared he’s immune to COVID-19, and has also blamed the pandemic on 5G technology.

He recently endorsed fellow conspiracy theorist David Icke, a known Holocaust denier who was denied entry to Australia last year after protests from the Jewish community.

Unusual: Among his bizarre claims about the virus, Pete has previously declared he's immune to COVID-19, and has also blamed the pandemic on 5G technology

Unusual: Among his bizarre claims about the virus, Pete has previously declared he’s immune to COVID-19, and has also blamed the pandemic on 5G technology

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