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Anti-vaxxer Aisling O’Loughlin shares clip of 'help' sign spotted during RTE broadcast

One social media user posted the footage on Reddit where some praised him for his eagle-eyed observation, while others struggled to spot what he called 'a cry for help on RTE News'
The word 'help' can be seen on the screen to the left

The word 'help' can be seen on the screen to the left

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

A bizarre image of a ‘help’ sign that was spotted during a RTE broadcast on the Covid-19 situation in Ireland has been seized upon by anti-vaxxer Aisling O’Loughlin.

During the broadcaster's main news programme on Sunday night lab technicians can be seen working with Covid test samples.

At one point, letters spelling the word 'help' can be seen taped onto a lab device to the left of the screen.

One social media user posted the footage on Reddit where some praised him for his eagle-eyed observation, while others struggled to spot what he called "a cry for help on RTE News".

One person said: "That's actually a bit strange I need answers."

A second commented: "Saw it on the 9 o clock news, its legit."

Comments flooded in from other Irish Reddit users under the post although some couldn't initially spot the message with one asking: "What am I missing?"

Aisling O'Loughlin

Aisling O'Loughlin

Former Xposé star Aisling O'Loughlin posted the clip on her Telegram page that prompted comments such as, “They should speak out the game is up and they know it. They will go down for this no escaping for them.”

Another comments include “My god,” and “Unbelievable!”.

The ex-presenter who was previously banned from Instagram for “repeatedly sharing harmful misinformation” on the issues of vaccines and Covid-19, shares numerous anti-vax photos and videos to her Telegram subscribers.

In a previous post she explained how she “knew I was walking a fine line” while engaging with Instagram before her ban.

“What is Instagram? Showing off all the time.

"Then finally I kinda had a purpose on Instagram which was our campaign, getting information out there and having this exchange of ideas."

She adds: “I knew I was walking a fine line. I didn't know if it was gonna last a day or two days, but it lasted a fair whack in fairness.

“I knew I was going to blow up that bridge and they don't expect you to do that.

“Because they want your ego to be so attached to your online presence and to your following, you know, ‘I've got this number of followers therefore I must be very important’."

She adds: “But everything keeps on moving and these guys are in charge right now, you know, Facebook, Instagram, all these major behemoths, these huge brands, but it's going to shift again.

“These guys have the power at the minute because we give them our attention, because we give them our time, because we've invested so much in the movement.

“I know people say Telegram is owned by the same people, I don't know, but all I know about Telegram is that you can speak freely on it.

“I really like the exchange of ideas and I like that nobody's like, ‘oh, you can't say that, you're only allowed to think like this,’ and if not you're out of the club.

“Okay, I'm out of the freaking club, I don’t want to be in your club anyway."

She then adds that she hopes “everybody is well because these are very strange times” before, ironically urging them turn their back on social media and get out into nature.

"I know, it's such a cliché, isn’t it? Hug a tree but (get out) any which way ya can.”


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