Comedian Adam Carolla hit back over an article that claimed the comedian was dragged for “falsely suggesting” that it is only the “old or sick or both” dying of COVID.
The 58-year-old comedian called out Newsweek on Twitter over an article under a headline that read, “Radio Host Adam Carolla Says Only ‘Old or Sick’ Die of Coronavirus, Asks ‘Who’s Going to Get Played Next Time.’”
“Tell me all about what I got wrong or shut the f*** up ‘news organization,’” Carolla tweeted to his hundreds of thousands of followers.
Tell me all about what I got wrong or shut the fuck up “news organization” https://t.co/WzoOePCZHs
— Adam Carolla (@adamcarolla) December 29, 2022
In Carolla’s original tweet, he wrote, “Turns out the people dying from covid are old or sick or both. How many of you p****s got played ? and[sic] who’s going to get played the next time?”
In the first paragraph of Newsweek’s article, the author wrote that Carolla “was blasted on Twitter after falsely suggesting only the ‘old or sick’ die from COVID-19, while insulting those who ‘got played’ by believing medical experts.”
Several paragraphs down in the same article, a sentence noted that “the sick and elderly are more susceptible to serious complications or death due to COVID-19,” but added that’s not the only group “the virus kills.”
In November, The Washington Post published a headline that read, “Covid becomes plague of elderly, reviving debate over ‘acceptable loss.’”
The piece noted that “nearly 9 in 10 covid deaths are in people 65 or older — the highest rate ever,” according the Post’s analysis of CDC data. The Post’s analysis also found that “more than 300 people are still dying each day on average from covid-19, most of them 65 or older.”
Carolla has been very outspoken during the pandemic, noting things like the hypocrisy of politicians such as California Governor Gavin Newsom discouraging families from getting together in November 2020 while himself going out to a fancy dinner with friends, and calling out President Joe Biden and CNN anchors who he said scared everyone with each new COVID variant, as previously reported.