On July 12, 2020, former game show host Chuck Woolery found himself in the spotlight after U.S. President Donald Trump retweeted a message from the “Love Connection” star in which he said that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the media, Democrats, and doctors were all lying about the COVID-19 pandemic.
A day later, a screenshot supposedly showing a second tweet from Woolery in which he announced that his son had tested positive for the virus started to go viral.
Some social media users were skeptical that this second message was real. For starters, many people encountered this message as a screenshot, not on Woolery’s timeline. Second, some suspected that the supposed “karma” of these messages was a bit too on the nose. This is a genuine tweet from Woolery.
Conservatives don’t care about a problem unless it affects them personally. For example, 2 days ago Chuck Woolery called COVID a hoax and got rt’d by the president. Today Chuck announced his son caught COVID and so now he’s taking it very seriously and feels bad for all victims.
— God (@thegoodgodabove) July 14, 2020
— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) July 15, 2020