As the debate over the origins of COVID rages on, one unlikely suspect spoke out in hilarious fashion and shocked liberals around the nation.
Comedian and former late night host Jon Stewart sparked controversy, drawing praise and criticism online, for his comments about COVID originating in a Wuhan lab on Stephen Colbert’s show.
“I think we owe a great debt of gratitude to science,” Stewart said. “Science has, in many ways, helped ease the suffering of this pandemic, which was more than likely caused by science.”
The audience roared with laughter throughout the rant, and Colbert tried but failed to interrupt Stewart multiple times.
After those comments, Colbert asked, “Do you mean perhaps there’s a chance that this was created in a lab?”
“A chance?” Stewart said. “…there’s a novel respiratory coronavirus overtaking Wuhan, China, what do we do? Oh, you know who we could ask? The Wuhan novel respiratory coronavirus lab. The disease is the same name as the lab. That’s just a little too weird!”
The audience continued to laugh as Stewart became increasingly emphatic in making his point.
“What about this. There’s been an outbreak of chocolatey goodness near Hershey, Pennsylvania,” Stewart said. “What do you think happened? I don’t know, maybe a steam shovel mated with a cocoa bean. Or it’s the f***ing chocolate factory!”
Stewart’s rant comes after more and more evidence surfaces suggesting that “conspiracy theories” that the virus originated in a Chinese lab may be true after all.
Former President Donald Trump, who was vocal about the Wuhan lab theory, has claimed victory in light of the recent evidence.
“Have you noticed that they are now admitting I was right about everything they lied about before the election?” Trump said.
You can watch the full Jon Stewart clip here.