There are some things people who aren’t doctors should never weigh in on. Cancer is high on that list. Like #2 if not #1. I only saw #2 because I’m sure there’s something worse I don’t know about since, you know, I’m not a doctor. I’m not even sure if I’m qualified to write a list like this.
So it’s not quite a total surprised that Noel Edmonds, the host of ‘Deal or No Deal’ over in England, is catching some serious backlash for posting about an EMPBox that he is convinced can cure cancer.
Via Lad Bible:
“Noel Edmonds loves a box, they’re his thing and that’s completely fine with me because, usually, they contain huge amounts of cash. However, the Deal or No Deal presenter prompted criticism online today when he suggested a different type of box entirely could actually cause cancer. The 67-year-old posted a picture of an EMPpad – which is an electromagnetic pulse therapy product produced by his former assistant – alongside the caption: “A simple box that slows ageing, reduces pain, lifts depression and stress and tackles cancer. Yep tackles cancer!”
“This comment quite clearly lacks tact, and it’s not surprising he was called out for it. Vaun Earl, whose Twitter bio says he is ill with kidney cancer, lymph node metastases and psoriatic arthritis, criticised the device and labelled his claims “quackery.”
However, EMPpad directors have now released a statement saying they do not agree with his comments ‘in any way, shape or form’.
“The opinions of Mr Noel Edmonds are his alone and do not reflect in any way with the opinions of us at EMPpad.
“We had no discussion, input or prior knowledge of the content of Mr Edmonds’ statement and we do not agree with it in any way, shape or form.””
Signs you’re wrong? When the people who made the product go out of their way to say so. There’s no coming back from that. Truly doesn’t matter how correct you think you are, if the people whose back you thought you had move, you falling straight onto your ass.
Despite being completely debunked by EMPpad, Edmonds still defended his comments on Twitter:
Wow, there’s a scientific hot take for you all write down. Disease is caused by being in a bad mood. Keep that one in your back pocket when you need to help a group of doctors cure the Zika virus.
Much as I’m doing now, Twitter went back at Edmonds in the only way it knows how: cruelly.