Saturday, December 27, 2008

What Do These People Have In Common? They're All In Stupid NewAge Cults, Worshiping Quackery - And Killers - While Also Promoting Very Bad Art

From Madonna’s quest to “neutralise radiation” to Tom Cruise’s dismissals of psychiatry, celebrities are seldom shy about expressing their views on health and science – even when they appear not to know what they are talking about.

A roll call of public figures such as Cruise and Delia Smith have offered bogus advice or “quackery” this year, according to scientists and doctors. The charity Sense About Science is concerned that celebrities mislead the public when they endorse theories, diets or health products while misrepresenting the science involved.

Some – such as Oprah Winfrey and Kate Moss – espouse “detox” regimes, while others, such as Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, believe (mistakenly) that the Pill can cause cancer.

Nor are politicians exempt from lending credence to health myths. The US President-elect is among several American public figures who continue to suggest that the MMR vaccination is a potential cause of autism, despite an overwhelming weight of scientific evidence to the contrary.

...Demi Moore, the actress, surprises the experts with her use of “highly trained medical leeches” to “detoxify” her blood.

Kate Moss, the model, is reported to be on a strict “detox” diet of fruit and vegetables at a health spa in Thailand. But nutritionists note that such regimes exclude important food groups such as protein.

Moss’s friend Stella McCartney, the designer, was criticised last year for saying that a chemical found in skin creams was also found in antifreeze. Gary Moss, a pharmacologist, said that the chemical, propylene glycol, was versatile and its use in cosmetics was not “scary”, as claimed.

...The Sense About Science initiative is an update of a leaflet encouraging celebrities to avoid making claims until they have checked the facts. While there has been “considerable improvement” in the way British celebrities approach medicine, the charity says its files are still too full of pseudo-scientific claims. “We don’t expect people to know everything about science; the problem comes when they don’t consider checking it or asking questions.”


-- David Rose, showing one can be rich and famous and still be a NewAge idiot with no concern for the good of the nation or the world - or even The Times Online.



2 comments:

  1. The problem with The Sense About Science initiative is that it is a plea to the disordered to stop being disordered. If they weren’t screwed in the head to begin with, there would be no issue with them.

    Add in the fact that a hallmark of being disordered is to be combative and defiant, and there’s nowhere to go with this. Imagine a leaflet stopping alcoholism or bulimia dead in its tracks. Not gonna happen.

    Power hungry, money grubbing attention whore celebrities don’t give a second thought to their gullible fans being damaged by their pronouncements. They prefer the illusion of power over them. Many wouldn’t even bother pissing on a fan that fell down in front of them on fire.

    The other side of this is the studid fans and public who give credibility to stupid arrogant celebrities. All that can be done about that is long term education beginning at a young age. But education in this country is locked up in ga-ga goo-goo brainwash mode by the left, who also depend on the celebrity mentality.

    Then there is the economic impact. Advertising people know a fan will mindlessly follow a celebrity off a cliff. Why would someone buy a certain brand of orthopedic hat just because a celebrity held it up to a camera and smiled? I don’t know, so I just consider these entirely plausible “news” stories;

    In a stunning announcement, Madonna, noticing that her rear end was the only non-grotesque feature she had left, has decided to have her ass grafted onto her face. Although she has acknowledged this may cause certain etiquette problems, such as eating corn on the cob, she believes the improvement will be "well worth it" for a boost to her non-existent, yet feigned, self esteem.

    Headline next week;

    Ass Grafting Surgeons Report Being Booked For Three Years In Advance.

    The week after;

    Wholesale Corn On The Cob Prices Up 400% Due To Shortages.

    Jenny McCarthy would be envious.

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