Eamonn Holmes responded to comments on the ITV show from presenter Alice Beer, who branded the conspiracy theories which link them as “ridiculous” and “incredibly stupid”. Mr Holmes, who was co-presenting This Morning with wife Ruth Langsford, said: “It’s very easy to say it is not true because it suits the state narrative.” He told Ms Beer: “I totally agree with everything you are saying but what I don’t accept is mainstream media immediately slapping that down as not true when they don’t know it’s not true.
“No-one should attack or damage or do anything like that but it’s very easy to say it is not true because it suits the state narrative.”
The presenter added: “That’s all I would say, as someone with an inquiring mind.”
But viewers of the show lashed out at the 60-year-old presenter, flooding social media to accuse him of “legitimising” the conspiracy theories.
Vickster51 wrote: “So I’ve just heard This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes legitimise the stories linking the coronavirus lockdown to 5G. On national television. Wow.
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“How irresponsible can you get? Switching off. Hope Holly and Phil are back soon.”
Johnson McJohnson said: “Does Eamonn Holmes believe the ridiculous 5G conspiracy?!”
Andy Green commented: “Well done Eamonn. You just added more fuel to this 5G conspiracy theory by legitimising what is utter nonsense.
“You need to research properly before pronouncing.”
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“Those responsible for these criminal acts will face the full force of the law.”
A report from Ofcom had warned nearly half of UK adults online have been exposed to false or misleading information about coronavirus in a week.
The study of 2,000 people found that since the coronavirus lockdown measures were enforced, 35 percent of adults online have seen the false claim that drinking more water can flush out the infection.