Mexican news anchor slams anti-vaxxers as 'morons' in profane on-air rant

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Leonardo Schwebel of Telediario Guadalajara.
Leonardo Schwebel of Telediario Guadalajara.Telediario Guadalajara
  • A Mexican news anchor went on an explosive on-air rant about anti-vaxxers, calling them "morons."

  • Leonardo Schwebel of Telediario Guadalajara urged them to wear face masks to combat the spread of COVID-19.

  • "Stop with your bullshit, and at least put on a goddamned face mask!" Schwebel railed.

A Mexican news anchor went on an explosive on-air rant about anti-vaxxers, calling them "morons" and pleading that they wear face masks to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Leonardo Schwebel of Telediario Guadalajara unleashed his fury during a broadcast on the Mexico-based TV program this week.

"You damned anti-vaxxers, gaggle of morons," Schwebel railed, adding, "Stop with your bullshit, and at least put on a goddamned face mask!"

A furious Schwebel continued, "And stop hitting the brakes for the entire world!"

"Yes, you anti-vaxxers, you are a moron! Put on a face mask!" Schwebel shouted into the camera as he clutched a black mask in his hands.

Schwebel went on the tirade as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Mexico and around the world, thanks to the highly transmissible Omicron coronavirus variant.

The clip of Schwebel shouting on the air went viral on social media.

Schwebel justified his actions in a later interview with Telediario Guadalajara.

"Sometimes you have to shout for people to get on," Schwebel said. "If I had said it normally — 'sir, please, please, put on the mask, I ask you please, believe me,' I would not be here with you today."

The host said that messages like his are important since the country is experiencing skyrocketing COVID-19 cases.

Mexico reported more than 260,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week, a new record high, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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