"Wholefoods" cancer cure author lied

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BoogieMonster (April 23, 2015, 16:32:02 PM):
Quote from: ABC
Wellness advocate Belle Gibson, who translated her high profile as a cancer survivor into publishing success, has admitted her cancer diagnosis was not real.

Ms Gibson, 23, who claimed to have healed terminal brain cancer by eating wholefoods, made the admission in an interview with the Australian Women's Weekly.

The success of Gibson's book, The Whole Pantry, and her smartphone application, which advocates natural therapies, has been largely dependent on her high-profile as a cancer survivor.

Asked if she had ever had cancer, Ms Gibson told the magazine: "No. None of it's true.

"I don't want forgiveness. I just think [speaking out] was the responsible thing.

"Above anything, I would like people to say 'OK, she's human'."
Mefiante (April 23, 2015, 17:26:33 PM):
I say, “OK, she’s an unprincipled fraud.” (In case there’s any doubt, “unprincipled frauds” form a proper subset of “humans.”)

Now all that’s left for her to do is to wait for the inevitable clamour of “Well, it worked for me, I promise!” claims and the money that will keep on rolling in.

If she had a decent bone in her body, she’d donate all of her book sale proceeds to cancer research because this display of probity is no more than a hollow, attention-seeking sham otherwise.

'Luthon64
BoogieMonster (April 23, 2015, 20:59:13 PM):
If she had a decent bone in her body, she’d donate all of her book sale proceeds to cancer research ....


I highly doubt THAT's going to happen.
Mefiante (April 23, 2015, 22:15:42 PM):
Alright, in view of this other news titbit, I’ll amend my earlier declaration to “OK, she’s a pathologically unprincipled fraud.”

'Luthon64
BoogieMonster (April 23, 2015, 22:22:10 PM):
You may be on to something... :D

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