Olivia Newton-John’s daughter comes under fire for anti-vaxxer rant

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Chloe says her mother Olivia's life was saved by natural medicine. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)
Chloe says her mother Olivia's life was saved by natural medicine. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)

Chloe Lattanzi, daughter of Australian singer Olivia Newton-John (72), has been fried online after airing her controversial views on all things Covid-19-related – and outing herself as an anti-vaxxer.

“What do you do when you don’t fit in a box? When you’re a vegan, cannabis-growing, LGBTQ-supporting Buddhist who doesn’t agree with vaccines? Anyone relate?”

In the bizarre post, which has now been removed from her Instagram account, the 34-year-old singer and actress also said she doesn’t agree with the Covid-19 vaccine as it could be harmful to the public.

Twitter erupted soon after, with users weighing in on her rant and mistrust of doctors – and this, they added, coming from someone who’s had extensive cosmetic enhancement, including Botox and breast augmentation. 

“@ChloeLattanzi doesn’t believe in science nor trust doctors, but hypocrisy kicks in for all her plastic surgery. Move on, girl, you make no sense,” one user from Melbourne tweeted.

The 34-year-old has been open about the work she's
The 34-year-old has been open about the work she's had done, including breast augmentation, lip fillers and Botox. (PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ @CHLOELATTANZIOFFICIAL)

Chloe, who runs a cannabis farm in the US with her partner, James Driskill, has also weighed in on other pandemic-related issues.

“I wear a mask when inside public places. Doesn’t mean I think they aren’t causing harm to little ones, and poor people who aren’t sick who have to suffocate nine-hour days,” she said. “That when asked, have cried to me because they can’t breathe and are now having health problems. I’m gonna regret this.”

The Sharknado 5: Global Swarming star’s theory on lack of oxygen (hypoxia) while wearing a mask has been debunked by infectious-diseases experts. But Chloe marches to the beat of her own drum. 

“Natural medicine saved my mom’s life,” she said, referring to Olivia’s long battle with breast cancer and use of medicinal marijuana. “So natural medicine is the party I belong to.” 

Chloe, Olivia’s only child from her first marriage to dancer Matt Lattanzi (61), has been open in the past about her struggle with anorexia, body dysmorphia, substance abuse and mental-health issues. 

Her latest outburst came shortly before Margaret Keenan (90) from the UK became the first person in the world to receive the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. 


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