Ex-My Kitchen Rules stars Romel Kouyan and Joshua Bonwick DEFEND Pete Evans’ views

‘We need more people like Pete Evans’: Ex-My Kitchen Rules stars Romel Kouyan and Joshua Bonwick DEFEND the conspiracy theorist’s harmful views and passionately declare they ‘stand right behind him’

Former My Kitchen Rules contestants Romel Kouyan and Joshua Bonwick have passionately defended the show’s former judge Pete Evans’ controversial views.

In clips shared to Instagram on Tuesday, the pair praised the conspiracy theorist and anti-vaxxer, 47, for leaving behind his fame and fortune to ‘expose what’s going on’ during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Singing Pete’s praises, Bonwick, 27, declared that the world was ‘in need of more people like him’ while 43-year-old Kouyan admitted he ‘loves everything he stands for’ and was ‘right behind him’.

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'We stand by him': Former My Kitchen Rules contestants Romel Kouyan [top] and Joshua Bonwick [bottom] have passionately defended the show's former judge Pete Evans' controversial views

‘We stand by him’: Former My Kitchen Rules contestants Romel Kouyan [top] and Joshua Bonwick [bottom] have passionately defended the show’s former judge Pete Evans’ controversial views

The pair leapt to Pete’s defence while discussing the draconian lockdown measures in coronavirus-riddled Melbourne.

Josh expressed relief that he wasn’t currently living in Melbourne where people didn’t have a ‘bill of rights’ and a ‘constitution that protects your human rights.’

He immediately cited Pete as a hero for ‘exposing and shining a light’ on the pandemic.

‘He has thrown away every single thing that everyone in the world is trying to attain. He had success, he’s famous, he was on TV and had a million dollar a year job. He’s thrown it all away to expose what’s going on!

Pete's fans: In clips shared to Instagram on Tuesday, the pair praised the conspiracy theorist and anti-vaxxer, 47, for leaving behind his fame and fortune to 'expose what's going on' during the COVID-19 pandemic

Pete’s fans: In clips shared to Instagram on Tuesday, the pair praised the conspiracy theorist and anti-vaxxer, 47, for leaving behind his fame and fortune to ‘expose what’s going on’ during the COVID-19 pandemic

Singing Pete's praises: Bonwick, 27, declared that the world was 'in need of more people like him' while 43-year-old Kouyan admitted he 'loves everything he stands for' and was 'right behind him'

Singing Pete’s praises: Bonwick, 27, declared that the world was ‘in need of more people like him’ while 43-year-old Kouyan admitted he ‘loves everything he stands for’ and was ‘right behind him’

‘We need more people like Pete Evans. The more backlash that you get means you’re on to something,’ he added.

Romel shared the same views as Joshua, adding: ‘He is definitely one of the smartest individuals I have ever met in my whole life. I love what he stands for.

‘What I admire about him is that he’s not afraid to hold back. He could easily say, “you know what? I’ve got a career online, so I’ll keep my opinions to myself and just look after my family.”

‘But he’s going on a huge platform and sharing these opinions.’

'He's thrown away everything to expose what's going on': Josh immediately cited Pete as a hero for 'exposing and shining a light' on the pandemic

‘He’s thrown away everything to expose what’s going on’: Josh immediately cited Pete as a hero for ‘exposing and shining a light’ on the pandemic

Romel shared the same views as Joshua, adding: 'He is definitely one of the smartest individuals I have ever met in my whole life. I love what he stands for'

Romel shared the same views as Joshua, adding: ‘He is definitely one of the smartest individuals I have ever met in my whole life. I love what he stands for’

Romel defiantly continued: ‘It actually upsets me seeing the backlash he receives because the

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Joshua Flynn, Illinois House 78th District Libertarian nominee

Candidate profile

Joshua Flynn

Running for: State Representative of District 78

Political party affiliation: Libertarian

Political/civic background: Campaign Consultant/Volunteer

Occupation: Insurance Consultant

Education: BA JARVIS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

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The Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board sent nominees for the Illinois House of Representatives a list of questions to find out their views on a range of important issues facing the state of Illinois and their districts. Joshua Flynn submitted the following responses:

1. The COVID-19 pandemic has hammered the finances of Illinois. The state is staring at a $6.2 billion budget shortfall in this fiscal year. What should be done? Please be specific.

I am completely against raising taxes as it will give us less revenue in the long run as we lose citizens and business. Illinois must make-up the shortfall with a combination of federal government support and reduction in state spending. I believe we must press the federal government to make up 80% of the shortfall in our state and other states and Illinois must reduce our spending by 20% of the shortfall ($1.24 billion).

2. What grade — “A” to “F” — would you give Gov. J.B. Pritzker for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic? Please explain. What, if anything, should he have done differently?

I would give Governor Pritzker an A. I believe he acted quickly and decisively to close Illinois and the results speak for his good work. He has opened the state prudently and deliberately.

3. In the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, legislatures in some states have taken up the issue of police reform. Should Illinois do the same? If so, what would that look like?

Yes. Reform would look like this:

1. Improved pay and working conditions for police to keep its best people and attract more strong people to the force.

2. Enhanced training for all officers on the proper use of force, de-escalation techniques, and racial sensitivity.

3. Consistent community and police engagement so that police officers know the community and the community knows its officers.

4. Body cameras required for officers who interact with the public in the community or streets to protect officers and the community.

5. Police, court, and prison resources focused more on violent and property crimes and less on personal choice crimes like drug use and prostitution. The death of Breonna Taylor would have been avoided with a reduced focus on drug use crimes.

4. Should the Legislature pass a law requiring all law enforcement officers to wear body cameras? Why or why not?

Yes. the legislature should pass a law requiring all officers who interact with citizens to wear body cameras to protect themselves and protect citizens.

5. Federal prosecutors have revealed a comprehensive scheme of bribery, ghost jobs and favoritism in subcontracting by ComEd to influence the actions of House Speaker Michael Madigan. Who’s to blame? What ethics reforms should follow? Should Madigan resign?

The Illinois legislature has a history of corruption

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