BELLMAWR, New Jersey (PNN) - March 26, 2021 - A New Jersey gym owner who gained notoriety for resisting unlawful shutdowns during the nonexistent COVID-19 pandemic claims he will give away free gym memberships to those who choose not to get a vaccine for the virus.
The Atilis Gym Bellmawr owner Ian Smith tweeted Tuesday he would offer the deal after Krispy Kreme announced it was offering a free glazed doughnut for anyone who shows a vaccination card.
Smith’s announcement led to a mixed reaction, as some criticized what they feel is encouraging the further spread of the virus. Some of his supporters have backed his continued resistance to unlawful State regulations.
The owner gained attention in 2020 for defying unconstitutional State orders to have gyms closed. His supporters have raised nearly $500,000 toward legal fees through an online fundraiser.
Fascist New Jersey is looking to collect $124,000 in fines from the gym. Smith said he refused to pay the State.
Smith has also been outspoken against New Jersey’s unconstitutional mask mandates.