Pete Evans Slams His Portrayal On Sunday Night...
My Kitchen Rules judge Pete Evans has hit out at Sunday Night following his interview on the current affairs show last week.
Despite working for the same network, Evans used his Facebook page to criticise the program as he issued an apology to his fans.
Evans copped a barrage of criticism following the controversial interview in which he defended his views on the paleo diet, “bone broth” for babies, dairy and fluoride.
He issued an apology to his followers online, who had attended a Gut Health event which was shown on the program. He claimed many of the people who had attended kindly shared their stories with the Sunday Night crew but they were ditched in favour of “a lovely lady at the seminar, saying she was happy to have a selfie”
“I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to all the wonderful people who came to our Gut Health event and shared their amazing stories of reclaiming their health,” he said.
“I know that so many of you were interviewed (you told me your stories face-to-face) and then you openly and honestly told the host of the show on camera and it was filmed.
“You shared how you had come off medications or reduced them, how you had reversed type 2 diabetes as well as a host of other amazing health stories from autoimmunity to depression and more.
“For some reason, the producers decided that those stories were not as important and decided to air a lovely lady at the seminar, saying she was happy to have a selfie with me. I guess the producers thought that a selfie is what they deemed more important to the story, instead of sharing real life Australians, reclaiming their health through simple dietary changes that work.”
The Channel Seven personality revealed his interview lasted three hours and aid there was a lot more that could have been shown.
“I personally believe that was a wonderful opportunity missed for the Australian public,” he said.
“There was a lot more from our 3 hour interview on dairy and fluoride and breast milk that obviously didn’t make it but we will share with you on this page further reading material if you are keen to explore further.”
He went on to slam claims he was the ‘leader’ of the paleo movement saying he merely considered himself to be a “curious member of the public (tribe).”
“I do not consider myself to be a leader as they portrayed, but just one curious member of the public (tribe). We interview professionals that are changing peoples lives instead of the nonsense of everything in moderation mantra that so many fall back on,” he said.
“We actually had 8 or so amazing speakers at our seminar that was filmed, and I was cooking for the majority of it while the others were doing the educating on stage as to how to improve our GUT HEALTH, and I am proud to stand beside these wonderful people and help give them a platform to reach many.”
Evans finished by telling fans he would be embarking on a large study on Type 2 diabetes with one of the leading universities in Australia, before thanking his family for their ongoing support.