Kourtney Kardashian posted a message that face masks cause cancer, got shut down

We’ve seen two of Kourtney Kardashian’s sisters throw huge maskless parties recently. People are being tested ahead of time, in Kim’s “don’t hate me for renting a private island” case it sounds they had blood tests or at least quarantined, but Kendall’s indoor party only used rapid tests. Those rapid covid tests are not reliable, most people don’t have access to them and Kim and Kendall setting a terrible example by assuming rapid covid testing can take the place of masks. That’s like using spermicide as your only contraception.

With a family like that, is it any surprise that Kourtney, who once took a “love potion” prescribed by her doctor and put her kids on a diary and gluten free diet after “muscle testing,” is spreading misinformation about masks? Kourtney posted the following on her Instagram stories, but it got removed before the 24 hours was up. [All credit to Kristian at Dlisted for this story, who did all the work. I would have looked for some of this stuff but it's all in the post already]


You know what else causes suffocation, flu like symptoms and lung problems? Covid! There’s actual scientific evidence of that, other than this ridiculous and false infographic that Kourtney reposted. I can’t believe she graduated from college.

Dlisted also notes that NHS doctor Dr. Joshua Wolrich called Kourtney out and asked people to report that post, rightfully. I had a good time on his Instagram, Dr. Wolrich is really taking the anti-mask people to task. Here’s his post to Kourtney, telling her that it’s unacceptable to promote this crap:

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EDIT: It’s now, thank goodness, been taken down. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I refuse to beat around the bush about this. @kourtneykardash how DARE you mislead people and suggest that wear a mask causes cancer. As doctors we have been wearing fucking masks for decades, can you even hear how ridiculous you sound?! MASKS SAVE LIVES. By posting dangerous misinformation to your millions of followers you are now going to be directly responsible for people’s deaths. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Fucking fuming. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To everyone else, please go and report her story by clicking on the three dots in the top right hand corner of it. This is not virtue signalling or some attempt at clout. This is serious.

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What was Kourtney even thinking? Is she telling people not to wear the masks given out at stores and on airplanes and to bring their own, that they shouldn’t wear masks because “cancer” or is she not thinking it through at all? When is the last time she even went in a grocery store or on a commercial airplane? I would bet it’s been at least five years. She’s gone into a high end boutique at least. She’s so stupid and clueless that she’s spreading misinformation that can get people sick and die. Plus as Dr. Wolrich mentions she has over 100 MILLION followers. Unfortunately there are people with much more influence and power doing much worse.

Also as Kristian at Dlisted points out, there is exactly one post of Kourtney wearing a mask on Instagram that’s not an ad for some LED-treatment things she’s selling.

Is Kourtney an antimasker, is she just dim or both?

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  1. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    But yet, she’s wearing one? Girlfriend. Have a seat.

  2. JT says:

    Kourtney is an idiot. She goes on about getting her favorite restaurant to ban straws for the environment, then posts a picture getting onto a private jet.

  3. HK9 says:

    If this family is committed to one thing it’s stupidity.

  4. CariBean says:

    Saw the same meme on FB. Did my own research, even scouring cancer.org. No evidence of this was found. Why do people repost garbage without doing due diligence?

  5. bluemoonhorse says:

    Why are these bitches still a thing?

  6. My3cents says:

    Know what is actually harmful? The shit you and your sisters put into your bodies, the warped image you project to little girls, that they are not sufficiently beautiful in their own natural body, and mostly, that their body is designed first and foremost for the male gaze.

  7. Jaded says:

    She’s about as dim as a 2-watt bulb. Go away you idiot.

  8. Sayrah says:

    High cholesterol?? It’s stupid to claim masks cause cancer but it’s to be expected from some morons but high cholesterol is beyond idiotic.

  9. ce says:

    I love how these idiots conflate having a ‘cancer causing’ material adjacent to their body, versus like consuming it or having it injected. Also, um, don’t they all get spray tans? Wear synthetic materials in their SPANX? Makeup? All I’m saying is, if you’re coming for cancer-causing and hormone-disrupting agents, the beauty industry (that they invest in!) Is a much better place to start

    • Chaine says:

      Not to mention all of the implants and injectables they get…

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      Also, if you’re concerned about the disposable ones couldn’t you just wear a reusable one?

      Plus the real issue with disposable masks is the environmental damage. But you can’t market that concept into a capitalist take on ‘wellness‘ and advertise it on social media so it just isn’t on brand for Kourtney.
      (Just want to make it clear that I’m all for making wearing and wearing whatever medically approved mask you can access).

  10. mellie says:

    I had a FB “friend” post this too and someone thankfully called that B!tch out before I could do so. How dumb can you be to believe something like this, let alone repost it? Our healthcare providers have been wearing these things for years. This is when social media is a detriment to society.

  11. lucy2 says:

    I hate every single one of the adults in this family. They are so incredibly stupid, thoughtless, and oblivious to the real world. Enough of them. Enough.

  12. Jules says:

    Wtf is wrong with people? Only in Kardashian-land are masks dangerous, but injecting your body and face with fillers and other crap is totally normal.

    • Katie says:

      true. also reminds me – talc is linked to cancer, and A LOT of cosmetic ingredients, I’ve been struggling to avoid all the bad stuff with the beauty products and it’s a whole thing. so it’s not just the injected stuff, it’s the makeup!! and hair dye! especially dark colors. AND NAIL POLISH. I’m sure she’s not stopping any of that on account of some cancer. so yeah. (and it’s mostly about inhaling, so it just being on the surface is often not even the issue although with some cosmetic stuff it is, but just by using it we are inhaling the vapors FOR YEARS and boom)

  13. FHMom says:

    Such ignorance. Just go away.

  14. Noki says:

    College degrees dont exempt you from idiocy,she is actually the dumbest of the lot. I remember Scott once asking her what gluten actually was and she had no clue. Because she doesnt have an obvious unique selling point like her sisters,she tried the mother earth faux image but its so forced.

  15. Nina Simone says:

    this doofus also wore a “Kanye for America hat” last week. She’s not very bright and I hate that she has such a platform. If there’s one thing people have to learn post 2020/pandemic and elections, people like the Kardashians are symptoms of society’s ills and we need to leave them behind to truly move forward as a society.

  16. S808 says:

    This is the same woman that used to sell flat tummy tea.

  17. Abby says:

    Chemist here! So she’s right that PTFE isn’t great for your health under certain conditions, like if you burn it (it’s Teflon), but those surgical masks aren’t made from PTFE. Ugh. What an idiot.

  18. Jilly says:

    Do you remember that she’s the only Kardashian sister that outwardly endorsed Kanye’s presidential run? Kanye is an anti-masker Trump supporter so this isn’t a surprise. Stupid, but not a surprise.

    • lola says:

      My first thought was that Kanye sent this in the family group text, and Kourtney was dumb enough to share it.

  19. Katie says:

    first of all, no one is mandating those specific masks. fabric masks are just as if not more popular (and they are better for the environment as they are washable & reusable). second of all, as a frequent cancer.org user, I rely on this site a lot and this time my quick search leaves me convinced that the substance in question (and a few others that often come with it), while it does look not the best for you, is not used in all masks plus it should not cause cancer without being injected. by the way, it’s used to coat pans, is she telling us she’s not eating the food made in that type of cooking appliance? (and yes, I know that coating is bad and I spent a bunch of time to find a good pan without the coating (and I did, but it was a bit of struggle), the thing with that coating is heating up to 300-400 degrees and vaporizing to be inhaled or small particles peeling off and getting into the food – THAT’s when that substance gets icky). how many of the millions who watched that antimask story did this sort of fact checking I wonder?
    EDIT. just downed on me – RED MEAT causes cancer too! (I don’t eat it but like a lot of people do and why isn’t she talking about that? it’s much more common and dangerous)

    • Katie says:

      and since we are on the topic ALSO CAUSES CANCER:

      - nail polish
      - hair dye
      - talc
      - red meat
      - alcohol
      - benzene
      - indoor emissions from household combustion (like, A FIREPLACE)
      - formaldehyde (e.g. permanent and semi-permanent hair straightening)
      - outdoor air pollution (like from A FOREST FIRE)
      - salted fish
      - sunbeds
      - hot beverages about 65C

      plus a lot of cosmetic ingredients with long names so just google the full least for each product (yeah, insane, I try to do it from time to time, it’s really hard)

  20. Sass says:

    You would think nurses and doctors would be dropping dead or constantly pooping their pants cuz of their mask wearing. These anti maskers are acting like masks were just invented because of covid. SMDH

  21. KT says:

    When Donnie leaves can these people go too?

  22. Grey says:

    As someone who has lost several family members to Cancer, most recently my Dad, Kourtney can kindly STFU.

  23. holly hobby says:

    She went to college? Did mommy and daddy buy her degree too? I seriously doubt these robots are smart. For sure they are MAGATs. I hope 10 years down the road, America isn’t dumb enough to vote another stripper into the WH. We already had one.

  24. RIN JENN JENN says:

    Thankfully, she’s the “least interesting one to look at” (KKW) so hardly anybody saw it.

  25. M.A.F. says:

    just because she went to college (and finished?) doesn’t mean she is smart.

  26. Chrissy says:


  27. A Fan says:

    And the answer is…dim!

    [*They're all dim, the whole lot of them.*]

  28. Juju says:

    She’s one of these tinfoil hat people who thinks carbs and gluten is bad and manuka honey cures who knows what. I’m not surprised. From the pic I thought it was Kim. They have the same plastic surgeon. There are a few others celebs that look like them who also go to that surgeon. They all have the same face.

  29. shanaynay says:

    In my opinion, she’s the least favorite Kardashian, and she’s trying to stay relevant by stating moronic claims. Just STFU and pose in another bathing suit and try to look pretty!