I put this post together as an adjunct to this post.
On September 24th, Melissa McEwen posted a quote from one of my OLD blog posts on her paleodrama tumblr blog. She was presenting me as an example of someone who lost weight and reversed metabolic dysfunction without restricting carbs. I had nothing to do with her post, and the blog post she quoted is over a year old. My original blog post also doesn’t attack or ridicule anyone, although I do express my frustration with low-carb dogma as shortsighted and misguided.
Melissa’s post seems to have ignited a low-carb “War on Go Kaleo”. Several people lashed out viciously at me on facebook (read the comments, Cheeseslave deleted the really mean-spirited ones, but you can get the jist: lots of speculation, accusations and dismissiveness) and on their blogs. It’s the Woo dedicated an entire blog post to ridiculing my appearance and accusing me of using steroids and having an eating disorder and exercise addiction in order to have achieved the results I have. Because everyone knows it’s impossible to lose weight, reverse metabolic dysfunction, and get in shape without restricting carbs. Right? Right? CARBS ARE THE DEBIL!!!!! Woo tried to claim that she was only saying these things because she was ‘concerned for my health’, but comments like ‘she looks like Buffalo Bill in a little girl’s bikini” sort of belie that claim.
For the record, being accused of being ugly and using steroids by low-carbers isn’t new to me, check out this post on my facebook wall which predates Melissa’s paleodrama post. Woo couldn’t even come up with something original. The steroid thing goes way back, people have been throwing that at me since 2009, and making fun of me for looking like a man since middle school.
This shit ain’t new, yo. People who don’t like my message make fun of my appearance and accuse me of using steroids. It’s known as an ad hominem attack, a form of logical fallacy. Been happening for years. You know what it tells me? I’m doing something right.