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90 Day Fiancé star Paola Mayfield is being bashed by fans of the show on her Instagram page following a controversial post she made about nurses working during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Mayfield seems to be suggesting that nurses should not be having fun during this time. Mayfield has also taken to her Instagram story to push the idea that a COVID-19 vaccine is dangerous, and that Bill Gates is “satan” for suggesting it. Here’s what went down.

Paola Mayfield may be a vaccine conspiracy theorist

Paola Mayfield has faced speculation in the past that she might be an anti-vaxxer. The 90 Day Fiancé star stirred up controversy when she defended the rights of anti-vaxxers following her son’s birth and subsequent vaccination. 

“They have the right to choose what they want and what they feel is safe for their loved ones without being judged! I’m not anti-vax but believe me I will do my research before putting something in my little one!” wrote Paola Mayfield on Instagram.

Mayfield has since chosen which vaccinations her son will have, seemingly a la carte, despite a lack of professional medical knowledge.

Lately, Mayfield’s stances on vaccination seem to have become more negative. She took to her Instagram story to rail against Bill Gates and a possible vaccination for COVID-19. Mayfield posted a screenshot that compiled several Gates quotes regarding a vaccination. 

These quotes 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 innocuous nature of these comments by Gates, Mayfield captioned the image, “[Not] today Satan!!!”

Paola Mayfield bashes nurses for having fun 

90 Day Fiancé blogger John Yates screencapped a now-deleted post on Paola Mayfield’s story that aimed criticism at nurses posting entertaining Tik Tok videos during the COVID-19 crisis.

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!” Mayfield did not clarify exactly what folks should be waking up from. 

Yates captioned his screencap, “Pao seems to be in hot water off the comments on her last post regarding this story that was deleted. The story goes to a page that feels doctors/nurses shouldn’t be having fun and making Tik Tok videos during this pandemic.”

’90 Day Fiancé’ react to the post

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.

90 Day Fiancé fans were quick to call out Paola Mayfield for her post. Fellow franchise star Emily Larina wrote on Yates’ post, “God forbid they take 5 minutes of their off time to do something light hearted. I’m watching the healthcare workers in my around me suffer from anxiety attacks daily while people encourage more doubt in the healthcare system. There are mom’s who are nurses isolating themselves from their young kids for the good of public health. Maybe something like this helps them forget the pain of that. I just can’t.”

One Instagram user wrote to Mayfield, “I love your work out videos and love to see your post-partum progress but you went too low posting about nurses in your history. If you don’t see it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, and if you gonna put nurses on doubt you should go to an epicenter hospital. And yes the virus is real, I got it, I experienced it, and it sucks and is scary. Remember karma is real.”

Mayfield replied, “I never said the virus wasn’t real. But thanks for wishing harm upon us. You are right karma is a b.”

Another user wrote, “And because of posts like this, that you think nurses should work 24/7, they’re being attacked outside hospitals, having their wheels flattened and being attacked. Have you not seen that either?”

In a lengthy reply, Mayfield wrote, in part, “While they are having fun, people are losing their minds by being in their houses without a job, maybe without food, knowing that they are losing everything and scared to death bc the news are telling them that doctors are working 24/7 saving lives. Then, you see doctors on TikTok during a pandemic, zero stress, having fun, and I’m not saying they don’t deserve that, but I don’t understand that they have time to do all of that? I’m sorry, but I do question everything when it doesn’t make sense….”