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Comedian Shuts Down Trolls Who Fat-Shamed Her Over Her Video Encouraging People To Wear Masks

MagdaSzubanski / Twitter

During this pandemic, most of us are doing our best to encourage others to take proper safety precautions. Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, all these things get suggested to try to get things back to normal more quickly.

But the restrictions remain in place as some people refuse to follow these safety guidelines and the contamination spreads. To that end, Magda Szubanski got back into her iconic character of Sharon Strzelecki for a public service video from the Victoria State Government.

The video has Sharon playing netball by herself before subbing herself out to speak to the camera.

Sharon tells the audience:

“I tell you what I am so OVAH this lockdown. Playing netball against yourself is not all it’s cracked up to be, especially when you still can’t even win.”

“But it’s not the lockdown that’s the enemy, it’s this virus. And the sooner we obey the rules the sooner this will be OVAH, and we can get back to the stuff that really matters.”


She then tries to sub herself back in, but encounters issues arguing with herself.

The video was authorized by the Victorian Government and is meant to encourage people to keep following safety procedures.

However, not everyone saw it that way.

Chef Pete Evans / Facebook

Pete Evans is a celebrity chef in Australia, and claims the ad Szubanski starred in was “brainwashing”. He then pushes the need for “anti-inflammatory food” and to hug each other as ways to help people during a pandemic.

Evans history has been controversial, as he pushes wild claims about alternative medicines and anti-vaccination conspiracies. His documentary about the health benefits of a keto diet has also been widely denounced by the medical community.

Even worse, some fans of his attacked Szubanski, insulting her weight.

Despite all this, Szubanski is proud of her work and more importantly, her body type.

If we’re going to get through this pandemic, we need to follow advice from the experts. That includes staying away from others when you can, wearing a mask when you can’t, and maintaining proper hygiene.

The sooner we can get that down, the sooner this can be OVAH!

Ben Acosta

Written by Ben Acosta

Ben Acosta is an Arizona-based fiction author and freelance writer. In his free time, he critiques media and acts in local stage productions.