Celebrity Chef Pete Evans Is Sharing QAnon Conspiracy Theory Posts On Instagram After Losing His Job

The shift in tone appears to be hurting his Facebook following — but only slightly. According to social media analytics site Crowdtangle, Evan’s Facebook following peaked in early 2016 and has consistently and gradually fallen since then. But April was his worst month ever in raw follower numbers as he lost more than 3,700 fans.

On Instagram, though, Evans is trending up. Since Crowdtangle began tracking his account in early 2016, his follower count has grown. His follower count grew by more than 900 in April — but that was the smallest monthly growth for Evans this year (he had 2,700 new followers in January, 1,600 in February, and 1,600 in March).

While some fans have questioned why so many conspiracy theories are suddenly turning up in their feeds, others have fully embraced the shift. One follower commented on Evan’s May 5 post about an interview with longtime conspiracy theorist David Icke: “Thank you so much for sharing…”

Overall, Evans appears to be coping with his month from hell by just posting through it.

In a video filmed with his horse — who is, sadly, not immune to Evans’ various controversies despite being an animal — and posted to Instagram, Evans promoted his upcoming podcast episodes before signing off with a mischievous smile.

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