In case you needed a reminder, yes we are in the year 2017, and yes “theres” parties that envision Earth is flat.
And not only your regular “Mad Mike” attributes. Oh no, a number of luminaries in the past few years have come out in favor of the bizarre theory.
From basketball players to musicians, a number of fames are jumping on the flat Earth bandwagon. You’d hope that most of these aren’t actually being serious but, hey, a climate change denier is currently President of the United States. Anything exits it seems.
So here are a few notorieties who, for one reason or another, expressed concern that they feel the Clay is flat. I’m looking forward to seeing what provoking conspiracy assumption starts its acces into the public mainstream in 2018.
Kyrie Irving is the celebrity that arguably started this recent bout of flat Earthness. In early 2017, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ guard said he mulled Earth was flat.
“This is not even a plot theory, ” he said in February. “The Earth is flat. The Dirt is flat. It’s right in front of our fronts. I’m telling you, it’s right in front of our fronts. They lie to us.”
Irving redoubled down on his beliefs multiple times. But in September, he claimed that the whole circumstance had just been a “social venture“, and he had revolved “the worlds” “into a frenzy”.
So, it was all really a gag? I guess. Haha. Very funny.
Sammy Watkins/ Draymond Green/ Wilson Chandler/ Shaquille O’Neal
Irving may have been joking, but that didn’t stop a number of other basketball players coming out in support of the flat Earth theory.
Los Angeles Rams receiver Sammy Watkins presumably also guesses Earth is flat, although maybe he was in on the “joke” too.
There’s likewise Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, who said he didn’t know if the Earth was flat, “but it could be“.
And there’s Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler, who in February tweeted: “I agree with him” in response to a now-deleted tweet about Irving.
Who’s being candid? Is anything real? Is Earth certainly flat ?! I just don’t know.
While we’re not sure if those basketball players were just plucking our leg or not, rapper B.o.B seems pretty adamant the Earth is flat. At the start of 2016, he tweeted a fibre of quirky statements supporting the idea.
“A lot of beings are turned off by the utterance’ flat earth’ … but there’s no way u can see all the evidence and not know … grow up, ” he said.
“No matter how high-pitched in altitude “you think youre” … the range is always see stage … sorry cadets … I didn’t wanna think it is either.”
This led to a now rather abominable “rap duel” with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who took it upon himself to debunk the majority of members of B.o.B’s musings.
Yes, B.o.B could have been mockery too. But a cursory glance at his Twitter feed suggests that’s likely not the case.
Just a few days ago, for example, he transmitted this quirky tweet: “now realize that there is no earth … there is only now.” Yep.
He shot to the fore again in September, when he was apparently attempting coin for a crowdfunding expedition to send a satellite into trajectory and research if Earth was flat.
That looks like it might have been fake, however, so perhaps B.o.B will never get the answers he’s seeking.
I’m not 100 percent clear on who Tila Tequila is, let alone how she grew famed. I hear it has something to do with Myspace, but hey, apparently she’s a celebrity.
And last year, she made headlines( again ?) when she repeatedly tweeted that she envisioned Earth was flat, and craved someone to tweet her manifestation it wasn’t.
“I WILL STOP MY #FLATEARTH TALK IF SOMEONE CAN SEND ME A GOD DAMN PHOTO OF THE HORIZON WITH A CURVATURE! ” she eloquently wrote. Lovely.
She also queried why structures in New York would uphold straight up, rather than incline, if Earth was round. Please don’t construct me explain why this isn’t the case.
Aside from reflecting Earth is flat, the Trump supporter also appears to have some questionable contemplates in favor of Hitler, and has been painted making a Nazi honour at a far-right mobilize. How nice.
Those of you in the US might not know who Freddie Flintoff is, but here in the UK he’s a pretty famous cricketer who was instrumental in England’s defeat of Australia in the 2005 Ashes series.
He might be good at cricket, but it shows he’s not that good at science. Communicating on a podcast for BBC 5 Live in the UK last week, he expressed some very bizarre sentiments and said there was evidence intimating the world wasn’t round.
“If you’re in a helicopter and you waver, why does the Earth not come to you if it’s round? ” he invited his co-hosts. The react, dear Freddie, is relativity.
He likewise didn’t understand why sea bided still if we were scooting through space( gravitation ), and why you can see a laser that you burn into the distance. Not sure what he’s going on about here.
“The middle is the North Pole, around the outside is the South Pole which is like a big wall of ice, ” he said. “This is why all governments now have groundworks on the South Pole.”
I, uh … okay. I see.
A. J. Styles/ Sherri Shepherd
Okay, so WWE wrestler Styles didn’t explicity say he concluded Earth was flat, but he did become some comments that alluded to the fact he might believe precisely that.
“I don’t study the world is flat, I’m just saying there’s some trash about it, ” he said earlier this year. “That’s all. I’m not a flat earther. I’m just saying there’s some things about it that make sense.”
Then there was Sherri Shepherd, who was given quite a hard time for explains she made on The View back in 2007.
When asked if the world was flat by Whoopi Goldberg, she responded: “I don’t know. I never thought about it Whoopi. Is “the worlds” flat? I never thought about it. I tell you what I was just thinking about, how I’m going to feed my child.”
Shepherd got a huge amount of persist for specific comments, and later clarified that she didn’t mull the World was flat.
But it goes to show that, when it is necessary to Earth being flat, you’re perhaps good to stick on the side of science.
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