While traveling to Aspen, Colorado, Candace Owens was denied from getting Covid-19 tested apparently because of her politics.
Aspen Laboratories, known as Aspen Covid Test, which bills itself as the “Only CLIA Certified High Complexity laboratory capable of resulting Covid-19 PCR and antigen tests in the Roaring Fork Valley,” rejected an appointment made by Owens, who regularly gets tested for the virus.
Candace Owens’ Official Tweet
Holy crap!! I just received an e-mail from a Covid testing facility that they are REFUSING to administer a test to me because they don’t like my politics.
INSANE. I’m banned from making sure I don’t accidentally spread Covid? Going live with the e-mail on Instagram in 10 mins!
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) September 2, 2021
Co-founder of the clinic, Suzanna Lee, sent an email to Owens that reads as follows:
I’ve just learned of this testing request and as the owner of this business am going to refuse this booking and deny service. We cannot support anyone who has pro-actively worked to make this pandemic worse by spreading misinformation, politicizing and DISCOURAGING the wearing of masks and actively dissuading people from receiving life-saving vaccinations.
The only other local testing facility option is the free kiosk by city hall. They mail their tests to Texas and have inconsistent result times, do not take appointments so its walk in only midday weekdays in their back alley.
My team and myself have worked overtime, to exhaustion, unpaid and underpaid this past year, spending our own capital to ensure that our community remains protected. It would be unfair to them and to the sacrifices we have all made this year to serve you.
Candace initially responded to Suzanna after reading the email on an Instagram live-stream:
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Owens then replied to the email and posted a screenshot of her response after sending it. It reads:
I wanted to let you know that this might objectively be the most hilarious e-mail I have ever received in my life.
Truly, I’ve never laughed harder.
Nothing screams “this virus isn’t political” quite like googling the names of the people who book tests with you and determining on a case by case basis whether or not you will let them comply with your community covid measures. Nothing screams “I love my local community” quite like refusing to test people who are going to a local event and wish to ensure they are negative and therefore do not spread the virus.
That nobody stopped you from hitting send on such an emotionally unstable and hysterical e-mail leads me to believe that the people who work for you must love me, and would therefore never deny me this entertainment.
It’s hard to pick just one, but I think the best part of your virtue-signaling rant is the arrogant assumption that you’re the only person who can administer a covid test from here to Texas.