o you remember Pizzagate?
Here's a quick refresher.
In 2016, white supremacist conspiracy theorists began spreading the false rumor that Hillary Clinton and several high ranking democratic officials were operating a child trafficking ring out of a pizza parlor called Comet Ping Pong.
As proof, they disseminated emails from Clinton campaign chief John Podesta, speculating that phrases in them such as "pizza" referred to underage girls, while "cheese pizza" referred to pedophiles, "ice cream" to male prostitutes and "hotdog stand in Hawaii" to sex trafficking.
The truthers even speculated that President Obama was part of the conspiracy, pointing to pictures where he played ping pong with a child and a Wikileaks email showing he spent $65,000 flying in pizza and hot dogs from Chicago for a White House event as proof.
The most interesting thing about Pizzagate was the absolute lack of logic behind the claims and the absolute refusal of its adherents to believe in facts. For instance, truthers posted pictures of secret “kill rooms” and underground tunnels beneath Comet Ping Pong on Instagram, but there was no basement under the restaurant to begin with.
Even after the restaurant’s owner, James Alefantis answered truther’s questions and took them on a tour of the parlor, they still continued to spin their webs.
Things took a turn for the dangerous when a 28 year-old North Carolina man, Edgar Welch came to the pizza parlor armed with a handgun and military-style AR-15 assault rifle, which he used to fire rounds into the air.
No one was hurt, thankfully, and in 2017, Welch was sentenced to four years in prison over federal charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and transporting a firearm over state lines.
Now, it seems the Pizzagate truthers are back, and they’ve roped the most unexpected people into their shenanigans – celebrity couple Chrissy Teigan and John Legend.
So what are they claiming now?