Publisher ends relationship with Pete Evans after chef posts neo-Nazi symbol on social media

The publisher of Pete Evans’ books has said it is “finalising” its relationship with the celebrity chef after he posted a cartoon on his social media accounts which included a neo-Nazi symbol used by the Christchurch terrorist.

Pete Evans standing in front of a building: Photograph: Bradley Kanaris/AAP

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The former My Kitchen Rules host on Sunday posted a cartoon on Facebook and Instagram to his over 1.5m followers of a caterpillar wearing a Make America Great Again hat talking to a black butterfly with a Black Sun symbol on its wing.

The ancient European symbol, also known as the sonnenrad, has been appropriated by Nazis and is recognised as a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League.

The symbol was also used on the Christchurch terrorist’s manifesto before the massacre last year. According to Gizmodo, the meme was also published this week on a Nordic neo-Nazi website.

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Watch: Chris Evans on Starting Point website: ‘Everybody thought it was a joke’

Oct. 30 (UPI) — Chris Evans appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and discussed the struggles of starting his political website, A Starting Point, which offers bipartisan information on a number of issues.

The website promotes civic engagement and offers interviews with elected officials from both parties. Evans said on Thursday that getting elected officials to participate in A Starting Point was hard at first.

“Initially everybody thought it was a joke. I don’t know what I thought. I think foolishly I just thought this is such a great idea, who wouldn’t want to be a part of this, you know. I thought the problem was going to be turning people away. Nobody responded, everybody thought it was a joke, everybody thought we were somehow trying to prank them” the Captain America star said.

Evans, after emails and videos didn’t work to convince politicians to participate, traveled to Washington, D.C., to

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