TikToker who faked knowing NSW’s daily cases and was hospitalised with Covid flies to the US and slams Australia – as he reveals what the average Texan REALLY thinks of things Down Under – but Aussies are not impressed
- TikToker travelled to America to ask people what they think of Australia’s policies
- Jon-Bernard Kairouz shot to fame during Sydney’s three-month lockdown
- He then infamously appeared at anti-lockdown rallies before catching Covid
- Kairouz interviewed Texans on street about Covid numbers and Australia
The TikToker who pretended to predict New South Wales’ lockdown case numbers and led an anti-lockdown rally before himself contracting the virus has travelled to America to ask what locals think of Australia’s Covid policies.
Jon-Bernard Kairouz, a self-described comedian from Sydney’s west, headed to the USA following the dropping of international borders and posted a series of videos to social media asking Texans about Australia’s handling of the pandemic.
‘In and out of lockdown, no one’s free there. I wouldn’t go there and I think everyone that can should get the hell out,’ one American said to Kairouz.
Jon-Bernard Kairouz headed to the USA and posted a series of videos to social media asking Texans about Australia’s handling of the pandemic – including this man sporting a ‘Guns, Whiskey, Steak and Freedom’ T-shirt
The TikToker shot to fame during Sydney’s three-month lockdown, correctly ‘guessing’ the number of new cases each day.
It turned out he had been getting the figures from a source within NSW Health, who was then set-up by people within the department following repeated leaks of information.
Kairouz then infamously was seen at the 3,000-strong rally against lockdowns that marched through Sydney’s CBD on July 24, speaking to those in attendance through a microphone and encouraging they continue to fight the government mandates.
The self-appointed ‘people’s Premier’ is charged with two counts of not complying with noticed direction (Covid-19) and encouraging commission of a crime. He will face court this year.
He ended up being infected with Covid himself following the protest, fighting for his life with the virus in hospital while he dad was admitted to intensive care.
Kairouz then infamously was seen at the 3,000-strong rally against lockdowns that marched through Sydney’s CBD on July 24
The ‘comedian’ took particular issue with the daily reporting of Covid cases, asking Texans on the street if they knew how many infections had been recorded in their state that day.
‘We count our cases every day in Australia, do you know how many cases were today in Texas? he probed a local.
After he said no, Kairouz said: ‘I didn’t think many would know, it seems like no one cares around here.’
Kairouz asks a Texan if he thinks Australia has appropriately handled the pandemic and if he was aware of case numbers within his own state
AMERICA VS AUSTRALIA: COVID IN NUMBERS
Other Americans, including some wearing shirts covered in guns, repeated the idea Australia is currently living under an ‘oppressive leadership’ and said they needed to take their country back.
‘It’s not right, people need to be able to choose,’ one Texan replied.
‘It’s not good, not good at all man. They need to take it back,’ said another.
Commenters were less receptive to the comments from Kairouz and his American allies, saying they preferred to live with lockdowns than legal gun ownership.
”No one’s free’ = literally wearing a guns shirt. I’d rather be in lockdown then fear a shooting when I go shopping or to school,’ a TikTok user savaged.
‘Take their effing gun riddled country and tell them to p*ss off,’ another wrote.
Texas alone recorded 164,902 new Covid infections on Monday, with the state currently seeing 22 per cent of tests return a positive result.
Australia saw a record 47,799 total on Tuesday.
Texas has a population of 29 million, while Australia is just under 26million, meaning the American state has recorded 115,000 more cases than Australia with a slightly higher number of residents.
Kairouz predicted the count of NSW Covid figures five days in a row, before his suspected source in NSW Health was exposed