Geller himself was the first to assume that his career was doomed. Instead he found himself in greater demand than ever, with believers following the dubious logic that a run of the mill magician would be able to perform a trick on demand, while a true psychic would, as Geller claimed on The Tonight Show, sometimes be too tired to use his abilities (but not too tired to sue for libel afterwards). Nonetheless, in a 2008 interview Geller admitted that he wasn't the warlock of dining implement torque that he claimed to be for all those years, saying "I'll no longer say that I have supernatural powers. I am an entertainer. I want to do a good show. My entire character has changed."
No one wants to begrudge a guy for making a living. So as long as he does his spoon routine without pretending to have powers beyond the understanding of science it's cool, right? Oh, goddammit...
Call us crazy, but we're pretty sure that "psychic energy" and telepathic threats fall directly into the "supernatural powers" category. No doubt Theresa May stayed up all night trembling at his open letter that stated: "I feel psychically and very strongly that most British people do not want Brexit. I love you very much but I will not allow you to lead Britain into Brexit. As much as I admire you, I will stop you telepathically from doing this - and believe me I am capable of executing it. Before I take this drastic course of action, I appeal to you to stop the process immediately while you still have a chance."
Geller also said that his powers have been verified by the CIA, MI5 and the Mossad, and claimed credit for predicting May's electoral victory, because when you're going to tell sad lies for attention you might as well go all the way. His stupid ramblings got him all sorts of free press and high-profile interviews, even though most people who claim that they're going to psychically attack the prime minister just get arrested for peeing on the bus again.