‘I would argue that COVID does kill some of the right people. The anti-vaxxers/maskers are dying in legions,’ Julie Powell tweeted in September. Powell’s book-inspired film ‘Julie & Julia,’ where she’s portrayed by actress Amy Adams.
Posted BY: Adan Salazar
Julie Powell, a blogger turned influential food author who once celebrated anti-vax and anti-mask people “dying in legions,” died suddenly from cardiac arrest.
On Tuesday, Powell’s husband told The New York Times she died from cardiac arrest, with no other information provided.
Upon news of her death, social media users quickly highlighted an October tweet from Powell in which she appeared to celebrate Covid-19 killing “some of the right people.”
“I would argue that COVID does kill some of the right people. The anti-vaxxers/maskers are dying in legions,” Powell tweeted in response to a woman wishing death on Justice Brett Kavanaugh after he tested positive for Covid.
Covid never kills the right people.— Monjula Ray (@queerBengali) October 1, 2021
Our rapey Justice will be just fine.
The tweet was highlighted by the 90s one-hit-wonder group Right Said Fred and others on social media who were shocked by her untimely death.
Julie Powell, the writer whose decision to spend a year cooking every recipe in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” led to the popular food blog, the Julie/Julia Project, and a film starring Meryl Streep, has died at 49. https://t.co/kcSmqIQ46Q— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 1, 2022
This didn’t age well did it…… Yikes!!!!— Bellatrix Lastrange (@Bellatrix1716) November 1, 2022
aaaaaaand she dead pic.twitter.com/qU2boJJbER— 🏴☠️4🚫4🏴☠️ (@4n0h4) November 2, 2022