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Aisling O’Loughlin

Aisling O’Loughlin

Aisling O’Loughlin

Aisling O'Loughlin has returned to Instagram today to address some of the abuse she says she received after posting yesterday’s anti-vax rant on the social media site, saying, “it’s OK”.

The former Xpose presenter described the vaccination programme yesterday as "the biggest scandal the world has ever seen”.

The mother-of-three, who now lives in France with her sons, has already spoken out about why she would refuse the vaccine but expressed her anger at what she said was a “blackmail” approach to make her get the jab against coronavirus.

Her views attracted some criticism from people who left messages slamming her views, while others supported it.

She had now uploaded a new video taking on her critics, saying she has had her “hate inoculation” and “you could say what you want about me."

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Aisling O'Loughlin

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“Hi, back again, I’m just checking in really, more than anything” she says at the start of the new video. “Wow, we had quite the response yesterday and quite a few of our lovely community was like ‘are you alright actually because they're saying stuff about you?’ I just think, I know it's great, let them, I'm very secure in my space.

“I had my hate inoculation, let's stick with the theme. A real vaccine of hate a few years back and after that I'm grand, you could say what you want about me.”

She then adds: “And plus, it encourages conversation and encourages us to ask more questions and push it all forward. And it also reminds me of when I first came to the table with this I just wanted pro-choice.

“I mean that was my modus operandi starting and now it's snowballed into something completely different. Now I'm like, ‘don't touch that damn thing’, but it's up to you, it's your choice but with all the help of everybody and that includes people criticising me and forcing me, to move it up and move it up and all of us together.”

She then expands on her opinion on the vaccination programme, saying she would “stop the roll out immediately”.

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This is despite the fact that vaccines have been tested extensively by medical officials across the world and have proven highly effective in reducing the spread of Covid-19 and reducing deaths.

“The information that has come in, I believe, is irrefutable against this so-called vaccine,” she says. “I wouldn’t even call it a vaccine. It isn’t an anti-vaxer /vaxer issue. That is just to throw us off the scent completely. I think the evidence right now is irrefutable against the thing. I would stop the roll out immediately.

“So, I just want to say a big thank you to everyone, everyone. Let’s keep challenging each other and let’s keep pushing each other. Let’s keep asking the questions. Let’s keep doing it together. Okay there’s been a bit of abuse. So be it. So be it. We’ll try and do it in a more civilized manner but it’s just the way it is. And that’s ok.

“But yeah, really feeling very energised by the whole thing. Really feeling, wow, we are close to something pretty remarkable. I just want to say thanks, the poor devils have been neglected but listen, it’s all for them, I’m doing this for my kids. And for us. And for freedom. So, it’s all good.”

Aishling, who describes herself as a “Momma of three wild boys, Irish living in Provence. Columnist, journalist and lover of freedom', has added the hashtags #idonotconsent #novaccinepassports to her Instagram profile.

In the video posted yesterday she said “We're at the point where we need to call this for what it is, and use our voice and not be afraid anymore, and that involves breaking free from this.

“Some people have said I’m doing all this as a self-aggrandising mission - yeah right, I’ll tell what I’m doing this for, I’m doing this for my kids.

“You don't come near my kids with an experimental drug, you don't come near me with an experimental drug.

"You don't blackmail me and tell me that if I don't get this experimental drug injected into my children, injected into me, that then I can't go back and see my family in Ireland.

“That's my baseline and that's my motive,” she adds.

In a previous post she also described her discomfort at the fact her children have to wear masks while attending school.

She starts off this video by saying, “I just want to throw my tuppence worth in, regarding the masks for children. I'm thrilled,” she says, referring to the lockdown where she lives, “because it means my kids don't have to wear masks every day in school.

“The two older boys do, the little fellow was off the hook, (and) it was heartbreaking looking at children wearing masks and also the other children also telling the kids to pull up their masks, to make sure that nobody was breathing, and the teachers reinforcing that.

“The kids were gasping for breath and just from a personal perspective,

"I'm not a doctor, we have to say that now, I'm not a doctor, but I still have an opinion, yeah?

"I still have an opinion. Breathing in your own waste air all day long...what’s that about? I mean it can't be good.

“We breathe for a reason, we have a nose and a mouth for a reason, breathe in breathe out, (and) breathing in your own carbon dioxide all day long...surely to God that’s not good for you.

"This is France, the poor children (are) stuck with their masks on and then coming out the gates ...their parents with their masks of. I’m just so happy we've got this month off to breathe be free and also think about what the hell is going on.”

However, the World Health Organisation has said that wearing face coverings do not reduce oxygen intake.

The World Health Organisation and the HSE both recommend the use of masks to help curb the spread of the virus.

There is widespread scientific evidence to show that masks can help to reduce the spread of infections.

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