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Jon Stewart spoke about the backlash he received from the left after he discussed the potential that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese lab during an interview with Stephen Colbert in 2021.
At the time, Stewart was essentially written off as a has-been and a conspiracy theorist by people on his own side of the aisle after he said on “The Late Show” he believed it was likely the coronavirus had escaped a lab in the city where it was first discovered.
His comments took on a new significance Sunday when The Wall Street Journal reported the Department of Energy concluded it was “most likely” the pandemic originated in a lab in Wuhan, China.
The department made its judgment on the lab leak theory with “low confidence,” according to the report, which cited classified intelligence recently provided to the White House and key lawmakers.
The former host of “The Daily Show” was informed of the news during his Apple TV show “The Problem with Jon Stewart” on Monday.
“Are you trying to get me canceled again?” Stewart said.
“First of all, I wasn’t waiting on the Department of Energy to weigh in on this,” he joked.
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