Alt-right commentator Paul Joseph Watson widely mocked for brain pills advert

Alt-right commentator Paul Joseph Watson widely mocked for brain pills advert

A right-wing YouTuber has been roundly mocked online for advertising a "powerful nootropic" pill that allegedly provides energy.

Paul Joseph Watson, the editor at large for Alex Jones' conspiracy website Infowars, appears in the video claiming that he takes two of the pills every morning before writing or shooting one of his trademark videos.

Infowars makes a lot of its revenue from its online store, which sells a variety of powders, potions and wet wipes.

The page for the special brain pills boasts:

Top scientists and researchers agree: we are being hit by toxic weapons in the food and water supply that are making us fat, sick, and stupid. It's time to fight back with Brain Force PLUS...

The video of Watson has resulted in widespread mocking on Twitter, with users taking the opportunity to poke fun at the YouTuber who regularly refers to members of the media, government and celebrities as "libtards".

It's a pretty versatile joke to be honest.

The line can be applied to pretty much anything.

Some even approached Watson for advice on taking the product.

Other users reported side effects.

Others said they were just fine.

If you'd like to find out more about Infowars' products you should really watch this video from Last Week Tonight. In it, John Oliver looks at the many items on offer from the conspiracy site, including "Child ease; a herbal blend, which according to Infowars is designed to soothe the mind and bodies of children," and "a chocolate flavoured drink mix made from bee pollen, stevia and the dust of chicken skeletons".


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