On Tuesday, Jimmy Kimmel addressed a “new line of lunacy from anti-vaxx nation” known as the magnet challenge, in which some people
claim that after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine
, their arm “now has magnetic properties, presumably due to the microchip implanted when they got the shot.” (Watch the video below.)
portrayed a few conspiracists awkwardly attempting to prove their point, and he noticed that one of the dubious researchers was watching "Jimmy Kimmel Live
" in the background.
When Kimmel closed in on the camera to speak to the man, who happened to pronounce COVID-19 as COVAK-19, he turned paranoid.
“I've been watching you for years now, Robert. I see everything you do. I put those magnets not only in your arms, but all the way down to your feet. And when the time comes, I will summon you. You will be lifted up to our home planet COVAK-19, where we will spend our days magnetized to each other.”
“Well, if he wasn't out of his mind before, he's definitely out of his mind now,” remarked the host.
For the segment, skip ahead to 2:20:
For the record, scientists have debunked the magnetic microchip theory and confirmed that a magnet will not stick to someone's arm as a result of the inoculation.