Anti-vaxer Candace Owens has accused a lab in Colorado of refusing to test her for COVID-19 because of her political views.
The right-wing conservative called the COVID vaccine
“purely evil,” tweeting that it “will never enter my arm.”
She also said that she was proud” to not be vaccinated against COVID-19.
In an Instagram Live yesterday, she said as an unvaccinated person, she was still prepared to be tested for COVID if an event she attended required it, although she opposes showing the documentation to enter a business.
She said her assistant had told her that a laboratory in Aspen had informed her by email that it would deny her a COVID test
“because of who you are.”
She didn’t mention the laboratory’s name during her video but in a written post, she referred to Rocky Mountains Lab.
She said that the test was booked at Aspen COVID Testing, which is part of Rocky Mountain Labs, under her married name, Candace Farmer.
Owens read an email written by Suzanna Lee, the lab’s co-owner, which said her test would be refused because
“we cannot support anyone who has pro-actively worked to make this pandemic worse by spreading misinformation.”
Owens posted the letter that suggested she use the town’s only other testing facility, a free kiosk by city hall because she had been actively
“politicizing and actively dissuading people from receiving life-saving vaccinations.”
Some took to Twitter to defend the decision by the lab including Robin Littlefield who wrote,
“this business has the right to refuse her business. That’s a key GOP principle. It’s capitalism.”
Another user wrote:
“I thought you were all for personal responsibility, Candace? A private company held you personally responsible for your actions.”
Owens has been accused of pushing inaccurate and misleading claims about COVID vaccines on her Instagram and Twitter accounts.
No sweetie you are. You walk around unvaccinated and maskless and you feel entitled to a test? Yes you have every right to not use a mask or vaccine but don’t expect empathy for your bad decisions, Doctors and Nurses are tired of this mess.— Patrinia (@MissTrinia01) September 2, 2021