A conspiracy nut who insists that “birds aren’t real” threw up during a sickening live TV during an interview.
Peter McIndoe, 23, is the founder of Birds Aren’t Real – a parody movement which suggests that birds are in fact government-planted drones spying on humans.
During a live TV interview with WGN-TV in Chicago, USA, on Thursday, the 23-year-old vomited after taking a big swig of a mystery creamy beverage.
“I’m nervous — I’m sorry,” the conspiracy theorist said mid-meltdown before the livestream cut away.
It was later revealed that it was all a stunt with the aim of trolling the news station, after he regurgitated the milk back into his mug.
Prior to the stunt, McIndoe explained the group’s motives, saying that Gen Z “aiming for change” is what Birds Aren’t Real movement is “all about”.
Gen Z is generally recognised as including people born between the mid 1990s and early 2010s.
The Birds Aren’t Real movement has amassed over 77,000 followers on Twitter and they also have their own sub-Reddit with more than 420,000 members.
Following the incident, McIndoe took to Twitter to apologise and called it the “most embarrassing moment” of his life.
His loyal followers rallied around him in support, with one member of the group writing: “You have given this movement everything and it should never be expected of you to be moving at 100% 24/7.
“You are doing your best and that’s all anybody can ask for. Take a breath, don’t listen to hate, relax, and take care of yourself. A lot of people look up to you.”
The interview came after the US Consumer Product Safety Commission tweeted “Birds are real” on Wednesday, along with a number of humorous bird memes to promote reporting unsafe products to the department.
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In response, McIndoe tweeted: “Why is the Government so obsessed with forcing this disgusting messaging upon us?
“Do not listen to the propagandists. Do not let them into your brain. All this tweet does is show the world that we are winning.”
In an interview with the New York Times last month, the conspiracy theorist dropped the act for a moment and said the movement was created to fight lunacy with lunacy.
He said: “Dealing in the world of misinformation for the past few years, we’ve been really conscious of the line we walk.
“The idea is meant to be so preposterous, but we make sure nothing we’re saying is too realistic.”
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