It looks like Justin Bieber is not here for people calling him out online. Yep, the singer just told a doctor to “f**k off” after he called him out for posting what he claimed was “harmful” false information.
It all started when the “Yummy” crooner shared a post that read, “The right healthy food is actually medicine,” which he originally captioned with, “If you are feeling anxious or depressed a lot of it has to do with your diet! Try changing up your diet! It has helped me so much!”
But when a surgical doctor who hosts his own podcast called “Cut Through Nutrition,” named Dr. Joshua Wolrich, disagreed with the 26-year-old’s statement, he was not amused.
“Food is many, many things, but it’s not medicine,” the doctor replied in a comment. “That’s not to say it isn’t important — it provides us with nutrition and energy to thrive, but it has its limitations. Anxiety and depression is very rarely as a result of food intake. Mental health is complex and boiling is down to the privilege of food choices is incorrect and stigmatizing for those who struggle with it on a daily basis.”
He continued, “For any of you who read this and felt a sense of guilt that if only you changed your food you wouldn’t struggle with mental health… Please know that’s not accurate. You are doing a fantastic job — do not compare yourself to a celebrity with all the capacity for change and privilege in the world.”
Justin took a screenshot of the doctor’s response and reposted it to his Instagram Stories, adding, “Bro literally f**k off lol.”
After that, Dr. Wolrich said that he and the pop star spoke privately, which led to Justin changing the caption of his initial post. It now reads, “If you are feeling anxious or depressed it can often have a lot to do with our diet! Try changing up your diet! It has helped me so much!”
“Movement in the right direction, even if it’s with the addition of the smallest amount to nuance possible, is better than nothing,” the doctor wrote on his Stories, alongside the two different captions.
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