Disco Inferno is no stranger to strong opinions. The former WCW star turned podcaster has never shied from letting his feelings known, whether it is politics or professional wrestling. Most recently, Disco has been sharing his opinions on the global COVID-19 pandemic.

In the late evening leading from Monday into Tuesday, Disco took to Twitter, where he made a couple of posts that implied that COVID-19 is not that bad. He said that pharmaceutical companies profit from sick people, and that’s why the pandemic is as hyped up as it is.

He also completely and selfishly downplayed the effect the virus has had on people while displaying an ignorance of the fact that a world exists outside of the United States. He even employed classic wrestling carnival jargon into his takes, saying the pandemic is a “work” orchestrated by big pharma.

“The pharmaceutical companies are the main advertisers on all of the news channels, so it’s no surprise they want to keep people constantly scared of being sick. Such an easy work.”

“Just ask yourself every day how many people you know personally got covid and how are they doing. Then do the math and decide if it’s worrisome to you or not.”

If the pharmaceutical companies advertising on news networks to make money from the pandemic was the reason for all the panic, it would directly imply that there is a worldwide conspiracy to profit from the pandemic.

There’s almost no way such a vast network would be able to keep everybody quiet. It also completely blows up when you consider the fact that advertising prescription drugs is only legal in two developed nations: The United States and New Zealand. Most of the rest of the civilized world tightly regulates drug prices as a part of their universal health care systems and advertising is banned.

There have been over 800,000 deaths attributed to the COVID-19 virus in Europe alone. The European Union bans all direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs. The total numbers outpace even the U.S. Disco’s argument is completely misleading and has nothing to do with the virus being real or not.

As for his thought exercise about how many people we know who were affected by COVID, the whole thing makes no sense. Most people don’t know somebody who died in a car accident in the last two years. That doesn’t mean they’re not real or that car makers are conspiring to kill people with their products. It just means that anybody who doesn’t believe in them is basing their assumption upon their own limited anecdotal experience. They aren’t doing any critical thinking.

Just because a 1990’s dancing gimmick wrestler doesn’t know them doesn’t mean that over 775,000 Americans didn’t leave behind loved ones to grieve. This is an unbelievably selfish and short-sighted take that borders on disinformation and is misleading at best.

What’s your opinion on Disco Inferno’s easily-debunked misinfo? Let us know in the comments.

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a new contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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