Julie Powell, a blogger turned influential food author who once celebrated anti-vax and anti-mask people “dying in legions,” died suddenly from cardiac arrest.
On Tuesday, Powell’s husband told The New York Times she died from cardiac arrest, with no other information provided.
Upon news of her death, social media users quickly highlighted an October tweet from Powell in which she appeared to celebrate Covid-19 killing “some of the right people.”
“I would argue that COVID does kill some of the right people. The anti-vaxxers/maskers are dying in legions,” Powell tweeted in response to a woman wishing death on Justice Brett Kavanaugh after he tested positive for Covid.
I would argue that COVID does kill some of the right people. The anti-vaxxers/maskers are dying in legions.
But yes. It’s a real shame about Kavanaugh.
— Julie Powell (@licjulie) October 1, 2021
The tweet was highlighted by 90s one-hit-wonder group Right Said Fred and others on social media who were shocked by her untimely death.
This Julie Powell 👇 pic.twitter.com/wqVGl85VZ7
— Right Said Fred (@TheFreds) November 2, 2022
This didn’t age well did it…… Yikes!!!!
— Bellatrix Lastrange (@Bellatrix1716) November 1, 2022
aaaaaaand she dead pic.twitter.com/qU2boJJbER
— 🏴☠️4🚫4🏴☠️ (@4n0h4) November 2, 2022
Good thing she was vaxed. It could have been much worse. pic.twitter.com/VF5X2BAASV
— Allya (@AllyaSims4) November 2, 2022
Sorry she passed with such hate in her heart. I’ve never wished harm on anyone even though I see comments like this constantly. We “anti-vaxxers” were trying to warn people this whole damn time.
— 𝐀𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐞 (@SBKittifer) November 2, 2022
The "anti-vaxxers" tried to warn her
— Theophilus Chilton 🇺🇲 (@Theo_Chilton) November 2, 2022
Interesting how no pure bloods are randomly dropping dead suddenly/unexpectedly at younger/healthy ages.
iTs TrUly BaFfLiNg
— Pepe Le Pede ⚛ ♻️ (@AvCommSysTech) November 2, 2022
Let the name Julie Powell forever be synonymous with “don’t say things you might regret later”.
— FourDoorsMoreWhores69 (@FinniCat5k) November 2, 2022
Further research showed Powell tweeted about being vaxxed and boosted, and couldn’t wait to get another booster, despite she and her husband being sick from Covid over the past few months.
In Powell’s final tweet, made just one week ago, she also complained of developing a disease called Black Hairy Tongue.
The 49-year-old author wrote “Julie & Julia,” a book based off her experience cooking every recipe in a Julia Child cookbook which was the inspiration behind a 2009 Hollywood adaptation starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.
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