Cody Simpson asks whether lockdowns are necessary and says ‘the best armour is a healthy lifestyle’


Cody Simpson has seemingly questioned the necessity of Covid lockdowns as the highly contagious Delta strain rips through Australia.

The singer and aspiring Olympic swimmer, 24, shared his thoughts in an Instagram post on Wednesday, three days after his home state of Queensland was plunged into a snap lockdown.

‘Making the most of Aussie lockdown. We can’t train at our pool all week,’ he wrote next to a photo of himself posing at the beach with his hands raised towards the sun.

‘Turn off the news and go outside’: Cody Simpson, 24, has seemingly questioned the necessity of Covid lockdowns as the highly contagious Delta strain rips through Australia 

‘But more importantly most people have had to shut their businesses. It’s a curious and complex argument but I hope the world can open again soon and we can go back to normal life,’ Cody added.

The Gold Coast-based influencer, who has a reported net worth of $6million, suggested that the government officials who mandate lockdown restrictions aren’t suffering like everyday Australians.  

Rant: The singer and aspiring Olympic swimmer, shared his thoughts in an Instagram Story post on Wednesday, three days after his home state of Queensland was plunged into a snap lockdown

Rant: The singer and aspiring Olympic swimmer, shared his thoughts in an Instagram Story post on Wednesday, three days after his home state of Queensland was plunged into a snap lockdown

‘If politicians and bureaucrats had to sacrifice their salaries or take pay cuts during lockdowns I wonder how long they’d last? Food for thought,’ he mused. 

Cody went on to discuss what he believes is a conspiracy against ‘freedom’, and that the best ‘armour’ is ‘healthy living’ and making ‘sustainable decisions’. 

‘Fear is the best weapon others have in destroying wide-open awareness and freedom. Turn off the news and go outside!’ 

Frustrated: The Gold Coast-based influencer, who has a reported net worth of $6million, suggested that the government officials who mandate lockdown restrictions aren't suffering like everyday Australians

Frustrated: The Gold Coast-based influencer, who has a reported net worth of $6million, suggested that the government officials who mandate lockdown restrictions aren’t suffering like everyday Australians

‘The world is changing and the best armour we have is a healthy lifestyle and sustainable decision making,’ he concluded.  

It’s not the first time Cody has used his public platform to question the Australian health system. 

The blond, who has no scientific nor medical qualifications, made headlines in 2015 when he posted a bizarre anti-vaxxer rant to Twitter.  

Beliefs: Cody went on to discuss what he believes is a conspiracy against 'freedom', and that the best 'armour' is 'healthy living'

Beliefs: Cody went on to discuss what he believes is a conspiracy against ‘freedom’, and that the best ‘armour’ is ‘healthy living’

'Free Australia. Free humanity': It's not the first time Cody has used his public platform to question the Australian health system. The blond, who has no scientific nor medical qualifications, made headlines in 2015 when he posted a bizarre anti-vaxxer rant to Twitter

‘Free Australia. Free humanity’: It’s not the first time Cody has used his public platform to question the Australian health system. The blond, who has no scientific nor medical qualifications, made headlines in 2015 when he posted a bizarre anti-vaxxer rant to Twitter 

In his now-deleted post, Cody called on former Prime Minister Tony Abbott to end laws that required parents to vaccinate their children unless a special exemption is granted.

‘Tony Abbott let go of your controlling infant vaccination laws. I’m appalled. Free Australia. Free humanity,’ he Tweeted alongside a list of misleading ‘facts’ about vaccines. 

Many followers appeared to be offended by Simpson’s comment, with one replying: Hey Cody Simpson, remember that time you got polio? Or rubella? No? Must have been because your parents had a brain and vaccinated you.’

Backlash: Many followers appeared to be offended by Simpson's comment, with one replying: Hey Cody Simpson, remember that time you got polio? Or rubella? No? Must have been because your parents had a brain and vaccinated you'

Backlash: Many followers appeared to be offended by Simpson’s comment, with one replying: Hey Cody Simpson, remember that time you got polio? Or rubella? No? Must have been because your parents had a brain and vaccinated you’ 

Another said: ‘Please take the time to understand the importance of vaccinations and the devastation that these diseases have caused globally.  

It comes as Queensland‘s latest Covid outbreak continues to grow, with 16 new cases of community transmission announced on Tuesday morning.

The lockdown in Brisbane and surrounding regions in the southeast of Queensland state was announced on Saturday and was due to end on Tuesday. 

Outbreak: It comes as Queensland 's latest Covid outbreak continues to grow, with 16 new cases of community transmission announced on Tuesday morning. Pictured: People line up for a Covid-19 test in Brisbane, Queensland on Tuesday

Outbreak: It comes as Queensland ‘s latest Covid outbreak continues to grow, with 16 new cases of community transmission announced on Tuesday morning. Pictured: People line up for a Covid-19 test in Brisbane, Queensland on Tuesday 

However, the Queensland government has since extended the lockdown until 4pm Sunday 8 August.  

On Monday, Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick yesterday announced a $260million support package for Queensland businesses.

‘We’ll be opening an 2021 COVID Business Support Program,’ he said. ‘That will be $5,000 grants available to Queensland businesses – not just businesses in the locked down area.’  

Lockdown continues: People seen exercising in Brisbane during the second day of south-east Queensland's latest lockdown, which was extended yesterday until next Sunday, 4pm

Lockdown continues: People seen exercising in Brisbane during the second day of south-east Queensland’s latest lockdown, which was extended yesterday until next Sunday, 4pm



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