The son of a well known conspiracy theorist and ex-nurse, who was struck off for claiming Covid is made up, has said he cannot forgive her after a friend his mother used to drive to school died from Covid complications.
Kate Shemirani - whose real name is Kay - has been a vocal anti-vaxxer throughout the pandemic, promoting conspiracy theories at protests.
Her son Sebastian, 21, - studying philosophy and politics at uni - has been left dismayed at his mother's antics and has taken to social media and radio shows to provide counter arguments to her claims.
Sebastian learned this week that one of his beloved childhood friends died from coronavirus - which has taken over 133,000 lives in the UK and more than 4.5 million worldwide.
Sebastian tweeted: 'Today I learned that a childhood friend of mine, who my mum used to drive to school with me, has died of Covid complications while working as a junior doctor.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'She was one of the smartest and loveliest girls I ever knew. And my mum was campaigning to put her at risk. So angry.'
Sebastian Shemirani, the son of a well-known conspiracy theorist and ex-nurse Kate Shemirani (pictured), who was struck off for claiming Covid is made up, has lambasted her after a friend died from Covid complications
Sebastian, 21, (pictured) has been left dismayed at his mother's antics and has taken to social media and radio shows to provide counter arguments to her claims
He then urged his followers to ignore his mother Kate by explaining further: 'My mum is a conspiracy theorist who believes Covid is made up by the 'global elite' and the vaccine will kill us all.
'As such she rejects all forms of social distancing and recommends we all act like Covid doesn't exist. I'd like us to act like she doesn't exist.'
He added: 'I'm used to dealing with a decent amount of anger but this is beyond me. F****** raging.'
He kept followers updated of the conversation he had with his mother after passing on the news and said she is still in denial and blames the vaccine for their friend's death.
He wrote: 'Update: I told my mum the news. She blames the vaccine, even though my friend died before the vaccine was rolled out.'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
When one Twitter user suggested he forgive his mother, he replied frankly: 'No, this isn't a case where forgiveness applies.
'Her role as a mother has long passed. Who knows how many people have died because of my mum's lies?
'To forgive her is up to God, to fight her in this life is up to us.'
Sebastian took to Twitter after learning this week that one of his beloved childhood friends had died from coronavirus
Heartbreakingly, he also blamed himself for his mother's behaviour and wrote of his regret at not challenging his mother.
He commented: 'I can't help thinking if I'd have argued harder/earlier then her impact would've been smaller. Feeling some kind of survivor guilt right now.'
Other Twitter users were full of kind and comforting words and praise for Sebastian's heart-felt honesty.
One person, Tom Scott commented: 'This is one of the best accounts of conspiratorial thinking and how to address it that I've seen. Thanks so much for sharing these insights.'
Another tweeted: 'You are an