A few months ago, NBC's Peacock streaming service gave Demi Lovato a UFO series in which the streamer presented Lovato as a goofy, cuddly conspiracy theorist gawking in wonder at lights in the sky. Gaia TV saw the publicity that Lovato gained and appointed them a brand ambassador, and Lovato began telling their 118 million social media followers to watch hand-picked promoting extreme fringe history ideas, including lizard people conspiracies.
The Daily Beast has the story:
“Thrilled to be a @WeAreGaia ambassador,” Lovato wrote in an Instagram post to their 118 million followers. “Understanding the world around us (the known and the unknown) is so exciting to me!”
Lovato came to their interest in UFOs via Steven Greer, whose ridiculous claims to psychically attract flying saucers (for a fee) Lovato continues to endorse. Greer is a Gaia TV host.
Gaia continues to promote a wide range of dangerous conspiracy content, including material that is right-wing adjacent, providing content designed to appeal to anti-vaxxers and QAnon supporters, without endorsing the claims per se. Their conspiracy theory content falls on the most extreme edge of the Ancient Aliens expanded universe, and its stars run the gamut from History Channel and ufology talking heads to anti-vax figures. Just as Fox Nation gives unfiltered, paranoid amplification of Fox News, Gaia is a less responsible, more extreme version of the History Channel, though it has no relationship with it. Gaia formerly employed David Wilcock, the erstwhile Ancient Aliens star whose conspiracies about aliens and Democrats engaging in pedophilia and child sacrifice became part of QAnon lore.
11/9/2021 08:19:11 pm
Isn't a battle between giants and lizard like aliens the main plot line behind the Sigourney Weaver aliens movies? The Giants are referred to as "Space Jockeys" if I remember correctly. I've only watched the first one all the way through. That was a very long time ago.
An Over-Educated Grunt
11/13/2021 09:19:58 am
"Right-wing adjacent" sounds a bit like you're jumping at shadows, and is a poorly structured wedge argument.
11/15/2021 05:09:03 pm
I disagree. Some people appear unaware of the beliefs of the company they keep, and it's a reasonable way of describing them.
An Over-Educated Grunt
11/22/2021 08:06:42 pm
Wow, what a crazy story, Mark.
11/17/2021 12:55:01 am
"Right-wing adjacent" is the new "alt-right". The boogaloo for the new age.
11/14/2021 02:11:56 pm
Love Demi but her mental instability is as much a part of her public image as her musical talent. Shame they pick such gullible shills for their dishonest rhetoric. At least people like Shatner and , while consciously trading on their associated Star Trek fame, saw their duties largely as actors and tv hosts rather than advocates or True Believers.
Poor White Trash
11/17/2021 07:34:22 am
All we need is 118 million more people dragged into this crazy bullshit.Bad enough so many people are anti vaxers and believe Trump won the election and that JFK Jr. is rising from the dead. We are going to have to deal with giants battling reptilians. Get me the fuck off this crazy planet. Beam me up Scotty PLEASE.
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