Vani Hari, the world’s greatest hypocrite, made an ironic post to Facebook today,1 reminding Kellogg’s and General Mills that it’s been four months since she petitioned them to remove the preservative BHT from their products:
” It’s now been 4 MONTHS since we launched this petition, and we still have no timeline from either of these companies.”–Food Babe Facebook post
The irony stems from the fact that it’s been four months since I caught Food Babe selling a BHT-laden product2–a body scrub she claimed to use daily. And, despite a poorly constructed excuse3 and a promise to remove the item from her web site, she’s still pushing it via Pinterest4… four months later.
“The lady doth protest too much, methinks”–Hamlet, Act III, Scene II
Food Babe sold the product in question for nearly three years and says she personally uses every item she sells. How did she miss the BHT on the label? Inquiring minds want to know. We’d also like to know why most of the products sold by Vani Hari contain the same ingredients she says are dangerous. Of course, we can’t ask her, because commentary on her Facebook page and web site is heavily censored. Anyone pointing out her double standards is immediately banned.
But, anyway… tell us, Food Babe: when are you going to drop the BHT? It has, as you say, been four months.
(1) Food Babe Facebook Post (June 6, 2015)
Food Babe Facebook Post (June 6, 2015)
(2) Manufacturer Confirms Hari Wrong About Ingredients; BHT Product Purchased from FoodBabe.com
Manufacturer Confirms Hari Wrong About Ingredients; BHT Product Purchased from FoodBabe.com
(3) Food Babe’s BHT Denial Doesn’t Hold Water
Food Babe’s BHT Denial Doesn’t Hold Water
(4) Food Babe Pinterest Beauty Page
Food Babe Pinterest Beauty Page
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