’90 Day Fiancé’: Instagram Users Urge Sponsors to Ditch Paola Mayfield

90 Day Fiancé star Paola Mayfield has landed herself in hot water with fans over recent Instagram posts. The TLC alum seems to believe certain conspiracy theories around COVID-19 and vaccinations that aren’t sitting well with certain fans. Additionally, Mayfield bashed nurses in a recent post, and the backlash is intense. Now Mayfield is saying that some Instagram users are asking her sponsors to drop her over her actions. 

Paola Mayfield posts anti-vaccination conspiracy theory

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90 Day Fiancé alum Paola Mayfield seems to be afraid of Bill Gates and vaccinations. The reality star took to her Instagram story to make a conspiracy theory-fueled post about the philanthropist and his efforts to back a COVID-19 vaccination. 

The post featured an image of Gates alongside fairly innocuous quotes. These included, in part, “It’s looking like [RNA vaccines are] one of the most promising options for COVID. There’s a catch, though: we don’t know for sure yet if RNA is a viable platform for vaccines. … We need to manufacture at least 7 BILLION doses. … Eventually, though, we’re going to scale this thing up so that the vaccine is available to everyone. And then, we’ll be able to get back to normal.”

Despite the reasonable nature of Gates’ comments, Mayfield seemed angry. She wrote over the image, “[Not] today Satan!!!”

It seems Mayfield suspects that a vaccine to COVID-19 is some sort of conspiracy or dangerous solution. This isn’t the first time Mayfield has come up on the wrong side of science. Mayfield previously admitted that she curates which vaccinations her child receives based on her own research, rather than what her medical professional might recommend. 

Paola Mayfield bashes nurses

Paola Mayfield and Russ Mayfield of 90 Day Fiancé
Paola Mayfield and Russ Mayfield of 90 Day Fiancé | Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery, Inc.

Paola Mayfield doubled down and dug her hole deeper when she decided to start bashing nurses who are battling COVID-19. 

Mayfield specifically called out a video made by nurses in which they carry a bodybag labeled “COVID-19” while imitating a popular meme of Ghanian pallbearers. Controversy over the video focuses on whether or not their video is appropriate.

Some have explained that the video is meant to show nurses beating coronavirus, as represented by body bag. Others think it’s simply a morbid joke. Mayfield is one of the latter folks, and made her opinion known via her callout post. 

90 Day Fiancé blogger John Yates captured Mayfield’s callout on her Instagram story before she deleted it. The post read, “I’m sorry but I’ve seen hundreds of videos like this and only make me wonder why? Why? Wake up people!”

While Mayfield didn’t explain what she means by “wake up,” it’s clear that she’s not amused by the various videos nurses have been making, many of which are probably creative and humorous outlets for otherwise overworked and possibly frightened health professionals. 

‘90 Day Fiancé’ fans ask sponsors to drop her

Since Paola Mayfield’s controversial callout post, it seems she’d received a bevy of negative comments. This is, perhaps, not that surprising. Taking a stance against health professionals during a pandemic isn’t likely to be a popular move. 

During an interview on the Domenick Nati Show, Mayfield claimed that an offended wife of a healthcare professional asked one of her sponsors to drop her entirely. 

“They’re reaching out to my sponsors to tell them do not hire me, because I think different. Because I’m posting these things, because I question things. So they are actually trying to ruin my income,” said Mayfield. 

She added, “The lady reached out to one of my sponsors, the doctor’s wife, she reached out to one of my sponsors and told him that she’s going to tell all of her friends, everybody, not to buy anything from that company. Which is a small business.” 

It remains to be seen whether or not any of Mayfield’s sponsors will decide to drop Mayfield as the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold.