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[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

What the article doesn't say is that Spurlock wasn't being entirely truthful in supersize me when he revealed that his liver was having problems. He said it was from the McDonald's. Later on, it was found that he was a serious alcoholic, which was not mentioned in his documentary.

[–]Smalls 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I heard that no one has been able to duplicate the same numbers he did with subsequent trials.

[–]WoodyWoodPecker 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

From this article :

In 2017, Spurlock admitted to a history of sexual misconduct and disclosed that he had been drinking heavily for decades.

"Is it because I’ve consistently been drinking since the age of 13? I haven’t been sober for more than a week in 30 years, something our society doesn’t shun or condemn but which only served to fill the emotional hole inside me and the daily depression I coped with," he said.

That confession directly contradicted Spurlock's statements in Super Size Me. "Any alcohol use?" a doctor asked him at the outset of the fast food experiment chronicled in the film. "Now? None," Spurlock replied.

At one point in the documentary, a doctor examining him told Spurlock that he was "pickling his liver" and said that it looked like "an alcoholic's after a binge".

"If somebody were doing this to their liver with alcohol, they could theoretically wipe out their liver cells and they'd be in liver failure," the doctor added. "Now, I've never heard of anybody doing this to their liver with a high-fat diet, but I guess anything's possible."

[–]GuyWhite 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So the real supersizing was drinking those 32 ounce beers.

[–]thethrowaway 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Crazy. I remember watching his documentary in class shortly after it came out. Being someone who was raised without eating fast food, I believed every word of the documentary, but as I've grown older and developed critical thinking skills, I realize the experiment was heavily flawed. Obviously somebody binge drinking is going to have liver problems like in the documentary lmao. You can eat McDonald's every day and be "fine", just look up that one guy who has the world record for most big macs eaten. He's on the smaller side

[–]GuyWhite 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This guy is in the same class as Micheal Moore. Their works are funny, but pure propaganda.

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yup, same. It's just another in the long list of revelations that made me realize that "our" guys were no more trustworthy than "their" guys.

[–]IlluvitarG4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It was a nice film a shame to hear.