Besides the word ‘chef’ in Pete Evans’ Instagram handle, the career in which he trained and practised for decades is largely overshadowed in his social media feed.
There might be a nice salad photo, or ‘keto dinner’ thrown in every so often, but they’re mostly lost in a sea of memes, videos, responses to media controversies, and, recently, commentary on public health and politics.
Right now, his last few posts certainly have nothing to do with food.
On Sunday, Evans posted a photo to of a cartoon to his Instagram and Facebook pages, where he has a following of 1.5 million people.
The cartoon featured a caterpillar wearing a Make America Great Again hat, talking to a butterfly with a Black Sun symbol on its wing. The Black Sun, also referred to as the sonnenrad or sunwheel, is an ancient European symbol that was appropriated by the Nazis and has now been adopted by Neo-Nazis. It is used by right-wing extremists like the Christchurch terrorist who murdered 51 people in 2019.
"An oldie but a Goldie," Evans captioned the photo.
When a follower commented on the meaning of the symbol, Evans seemingly confirmed he was aware.
“The symbol on the butterfly is a representation of the black sun lol,” the follower said.
"I was waiting for someone to see that," Evans responded.