Robert F Kennedy Jr has been slammed after likening vaccine mandates to the Holocaust.
While speaking at an anti-vaxx rally in Washington DC yesterday, Kennedy ranted about Bill Gates and 5G and said: "Even in Hitler's Germany, you could hide in the attic like Anne Frank did."
During the bizarre rant, Kennedy said “mechanisms” are being put in place so “none of us can run and none of us can hide”. Kennedy rambled: “Bill Gates said his 65,000 satellites alone will be able to look at every square inch of the planet 24 hours a day. They’re putting in 5G to harvest our data and control our behaviour.”
A clip of Kennedy’s speech was shared on Twitter where it quickly received over two million views and was widely condemned.
The Auschwitz Memorial responded to the video, writing: “Exploiting of the tragedy of people who suffered, were humiliated, tortured & murdered by the totalitarian regime of Nazi Germany - including children like Anne Frank - in a debate about vaccines & limitations during global pandemic is a sad symptom of moral & intellectual decay.”
Exploiting of the tragedy of people who suffered, were humiliated, tortured & murdered by the totalitarian regime of Nazi Germany - including children like Anne Frank - in a debate about vaccines & limitations during global pandemic is a sad symptom of moral & intellectual decay.
— Auschwitz Memorial (@Auschwitz Memorial)
Anne Frank was hiding in an attic because she was Jewish.\n\nShe was found and sent to a concentration camp where she died, as millions of other prisoners did. \n\nMr. Kennedy, you are freely protesting a life-saving vaccine.\nThere is no comparing. \nAttempting to do so is shameful.https://twitter.com/oneunderscore__/status/1485338127442984960\u00a0\u2026
— American Jewish Committee (@American Jewish Committee)
Robert Kennedy Junior, comparing the roll out of life saving vaccines - to the mass murder perpetrated by the Nazis. Only difference for him is that you could "hide in an attic" back then. Disgusting on every level.https://twitter.com/oneunderscore__/status/1485338127442984960\u00a0\u2026
.@RobertKennedyJr: Have you no shame? This comparison is disgusting & dangerous & so deeply stupid.https://twitter.com/oneunderscore__/status/1485338127442984960\u00a0\u2026
— Sari Beth Rosenberg (@Sari Beth Rosenberg)
This is both deeply offensive and operatically stupid. Getting a safe and effective vaccine is not like being murdered by a systematic and efficient hate machine. It's just not.https://twitter.com/oneunderscore__/status/1485338127442984960\u00a0\u2026
I see anti-vaxxers have upgraded from \u201cthis is as bad as Nazi Germany\u201d to \u201cNazi Germany was great compared to this.\u201dhttps://twitter.com/oneunderscore__/status/1485338127442984960\u00a0\u2026
Holocaust survivor Lucy Lipiner also responded, writing: “Robert Kennedy Jr. is so ignorant. I’m speechless.”
I had to flee the Nazis to Siberia from Poland when I was 6 years old.\n\nRobert Kennedy Jr. is so ignorant. I\u2019m speechless.\n\nRunning/hiding in the Holocaust was rare, almost impossible. I\u2019m lucky to have survived. Anne Frank didn\u2019t.\n\nVaccines aren\u2019t comparable to the Holocaust!https://twitter.com/oneunderscore__/status/1485338127442984960\u00a0\u2026