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'Vanderpump Rules' Star Jax Taylor Says Coronavirus Pandemic is 'Punishment' from God

Tuesday Mar 31, 2020
"Vanderpump Rules" star Jax Taylor
"Vanderpump Rules" star Jax Taylor  (Source:Instagram / @mrjaxtaylor)

"Vanderpump Rules" star Jax Taylor is making headlines this week for writing that he believes the new coronavirus outbreak is "punishment" from God.

Taking to Twitter over the weekend, Taylor, 40, shared a screenshot of a lengthy note about his thoughts on the current pandemic.

"...I am sorry, but I feel like this is a punishment from the man upstairs," the reality star wrote. "I really think he's tired of the way we treat people, he's tired of how we treat the planet, probably thinks some of us are ungrateful, I mean I could go on and on."

Taylor goes on to write that when the pandemic ends "we need to change for the better."

"All of us need a wake-up call, we need to change our ways because obviously it wasn't working and we needed punishment and this is it," he writes, later adding, "Let's show the man upstairs that we can do better for ourselves and humanity."

Page Six points out Taylor was raised Catholic and in 2019 began to regularly attend church again.

Taylor's recent comments are similar to those of some religious conservatives who have blamed disasters over the decades on the LGBTQ community. Though he didn't specifically say LGBTQ people caused the COVID-19 outbreak (or that they angered God to cause the pandemic) his remarks are not too far off from those who have. Most recently, Ralph Drollinger, a President Donald Trump insider who holds a weekly Bible study to cabinet members, suggested on his blog that gay people, as well as environmentalists, are to blame for provoking God and causing the pandemic. Metro Weekly recently rounded up a number of other religious conservatives who are blaming gay people on the coronavirus. Click here to check that out.

Taylor recently made headlines when he feuded with his "Vanderpump Rules" costar Tom Sandoval. The Daily Mail reports Sandoval was upset over that Taylor chose a pastor who reportedly had a history of using anti-LGBTQ language to officiate his wedding.

Taking to Twitter, Taylor wrote that "it's our choice. Period. I don't give a fuck what anyone else thinks." Lisa Vanderpump eventually convicted Taylor and his partner Brittany Cartwright to allow Lance Bass to officiate the ceremony, according to the newspaper.


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