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.
this is the funniest thing I've ever seen lmao https://t.co/PajaZnWkDr— a non-suspicious guy you aren't worried about 😏 (@a non-suspicious guy you aren't worried about 😏) 1509740802
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".
Brain Force Plus made my brain so big. https://t.co/edTJ5K7coe— Kath 💙🙀😷❄️🇪🇺✊🏾 (@Kath 💙🙀😷❄️🇪🇺✊🏾) 1509793339
Me before I've taken Brain Force Plus vs me after I've taken Brain Force Plus https://t.co/9WUAuszVpy— Scott (@Scott) 1509790391
It's a pretty versatile joke to be honest.
Every morning, I always start the day with a Brain Force Plus... https://t.co/LEHjdT5sEa— Je Suis Bob Kilometre (@Je Suis Bob Kilometre) 1509791721
The line can be applied to pretty much anything.
“I’VE JUST HAD FIVE CAPSULES OF BRAIN FORCE PLUS” https://t.co/8N1wT81uJx— Nick Harvey (@Nick Harvey) 1509790023
When you told her you were only doing one Brain Force Plus a day but then the bill comes through. https://t.co/D6dmctrYkQ— David Whitley (@David Whitley) 1509787665
"Every morning before I write or shoot a video, I take two capsules of BRAIN FORCE PLUS..." https://t.co/ELqgL11WG4— Mike Stuchbery 💀🍷 (@Mike Stuchbery 💀🍷) 1509801129
Some even approached Watson for advice on taking the product.
Other users reported side effects.
"They never told me about the side effects of Brain Force Plus." https://t.co/vCI86zoqzR— David Whitley (@David Whitley) 1509789458
After you’ve taken your Brain Force plus. https://t.co/u3gUDV2edo— Joshua Murray-Nevill (@Joshua Murray-Nevill) 1509789020
Others said they were just fine.
“I use Brain Force Plus every day and it never did me any harm.” https://t.co/Bdkq56pnEb— Nick Pettigrew (@Nick Pettigrew) 1509788701
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".