Jacob Chansley, a.k.a. Jake Angeli and the QAnon Shaman, speaks to passersby during the “Stop the Steal” rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)
UPDATE 2/3 4:11 ET p.m.: A federal judge in Washington, D.C., granted an emergency request from “QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley’s lawyer that he begin receiving organic food in jail.
In a brief hearing Wednesday, Chansley told the judge that his religious beliefs require him to eat only organic food. Chansley and his legal team told the judge that appropriate food should be labeled “USDA Organic” and would be available at most grocery stores.
The judge asked whether this was a sincere religious belief. Chansley’s lawyer said it was.
Officials at the D.C. Department of Corrections are not serving the QAnon Shaman organic food—and he’s refusing to touch anything else. As a result, he’s lost 20 pounds after not