Footage shared online saw Shermirani say: “At the Nuremberg trials, the doctors and nurses stood trial and they hung.” Her appalling remarks were greeted by cheers and applause at those who attended the so-called ‘debate.’
Did Kate Shemirani just threaten our doctors with the noose?
And check David Kurten watching on to the left of sta… https://t.co/76eg7IqUV3
Her 21-year-old son does not share his mother’s views and, in an interview with the BBC from November 2020, he claimed that the relationship between the pair has broken down but that he still occasionally hears from his mother who tries to tell him about her baseless theories.
Fresh from his mother’s latest controversy, Shemarani appeared on the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4 and said he now believes that his mother should be prosecuted because it is “only a matter of time before someone acts on the bad advice that she is giving the country.”
Shemirani also conceded that his mum is “beyond help” and that she is “so arrogant in her worldview and truly believes she is a conduit for truth, on a spiritual level, she thinks that she shouldn’t have to listen to people like us.” He added that, whenever he has tried to talk to her and point out her views are wrong, it usually backfires and that it is “impossible to talk to somebody when they’ve got that level of God complex.”
"My mum is definitely beyond help... It's impossible to talk to somebody when they've got that level of God complex… https://t.co/FWGgkhcdep
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Many who listened to his interview praised Shemirani for speaking out against his mother’s dangerous rhetoric and extended their sympathies to him.
I feel so sorry for this poor bloke. Near impossible to pull someone back when they're that far down the rabbit hol… https://t.co/qoLpg8Ap8D
Kate Shemirani, who has a large following amongst anti-vaxxers, was condemned by Pat Cullen, general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, who called her comments “reprehensible” and said that her words “could put nursing staff at risk.”
At the time of her son’s original interview with the BBC, Shermirani responded by saying: “From what I can see, it would appear a ‘conspiracy theorist’ is actually now anyone who believes something other than what your controllers want them to believe... I find this deeply disturbing.”