Type keyword(s) to search

Quick Hits

The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper Finds a New Target: The Anti-Vax Left

  • The Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper has spent the past few years trolling the hypocrisies of Trump-world, but last night, he found a new target: anti-vaxxers in Southern California who couch their misinformation under the guise of "wellness."

    The people Klepper spoke to didn't want to be labeled "anti-vaxxers," but they happily spouted conspiracy theories — many of which would be right at home in a Majorie Taylor Greene video — about Bill Gates, the media's "brainwashing" of citizens, and using "a lifestyle of wellness" to ward off COVID-19. One woman from Germany even went so far as to say that "history is repeating itself" with vaccine mandates, saying, "'Where are your papers? Where are your papers?' It's very similar to the Hitler times."

    Ultimately, The Daily Show segment proved that anti-vaccine sentiment is alive and well on both sides of the aisle — and Jordan Klepper is excellent at exposing it all.

    The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11:00 PM ET on Comedy Central.

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Jordan Klepper, Comedy Central, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah