One woman, who identifies herself as Kelly Anne Wolfe, is prominent in Tao’s video, “$#!+ Covidiots Say (Part 2), which was shot at the corner of Yonge and Bloor Sts.
That 10-minute video opens with protesters handing Tao a leaflet and telling him that showing it to businesses will exempt him from wearing a mask. Tao, who says he has a degree in cell and molecular biology, rips up the paper.
“That’s OK. Those are the people that walked the Jews into the gas tanks,” said Wolfe.
“I’m all over the place. I’m a musician and a very popular one,” she continues. “Anyone who is going to commit to this kind of civil obedience is the same kind of people that believed their government when they walked the Jews into the gas tanks. By the way, I’ve got 13 degrees in psychology, I’m a member of MENSA and have a masters in political science.”
When Tao challenges Wolfe about the claims on the card that wearing a mask decreases oxygen intake, she tells him to come to Queen’s Park where the group will be doing a live demonstration “of how your oxygen is decreased and your carbon monoxide intake is increased,” she said.
“Carbon dioxide, not carbon monoxide,” Tao corrects.
Throughout the videos, Tao pauses to post screenshots of sources debunking what protesters are claiming.
“If you look up the size of an oxygen molecule and the size of a carbon dioxide molecule, you’ll probably see it’s about 1,000 times smaller than a virus particle. So if this does not protect me from viruses, let’s assume that, how does that also stop oxygen from getting into my airways? If the oxygen molecule is 1,000 times smaller than a virus particle,” Tao asks.
“It’s not,” she replies. “COVID-19 has existed forever. It’s existed for thousands of years. Just because scientists have only discovered it now does not make it brand new.”
At one point, the text in the video prepares the viewer that “Kelly Anne is about to go full Karen (sorry, actual Karens!)”
Wolfe is heard arguing with another person and shouts, “My IQ is 195!”
“He just assaulted me! Officer, officer! I was just assaulted,” Wolfe is then heard saying as a man on a bike is seen riding away north on Yonge St. She is then seen smiling and says, “Yeah, it’s on video. He’s f***ed. He’s going to be charged.”
That video has had over 43,000 views.
Tao’s third video also shows Chris Saccoccia, known for promoting fraudulent medical exemption cards to those who don’t wish to wear masks, and Letitia Montana, the woman who refused to wear a mask at St. Joseph’s hospital.
Tao said the anti-mask sentiment is widespread and he hopes people don’t dismiss such protesters as “crazy.”
“It will become a problem, just like the virus itself,” he said. “If you ignore it, it will become a problem. So don’t ignore the problem.”
Wolfe said Friday her children have faced “numerous threats” as a result of the video.
“No mayor has the authority to overpower the individual human and charter rights that are not subject to a premier or a prime minister to impose upon,” she said.
“Regardless of the science not being settled on masks, it is quite simple — if your mask protects you, you have nothing to fear from those of us who refuse to wear it. You will not enforce upon my right to life, liberty or security of my person, nor my children. Because you simply have no right.”