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Belle Gibson’s Mom Tells Her Side

Belle Gibson, the woman who faked cancer, gave an interview a month ago in which she basically blamed her terrible childhood for her actions. In the interview Belle claimed she never knew her father, was forced to care for her autistic brother, “didn’t have any toys”, and was “forced to take care of herself from the age of five”.

When I started school, my mum went, ‘My daughter is grown up now’. All of a sudden I was walking to school on my own, making school lunches and cleaning the house every day…It was my responsibility to do grocery shopping, do the washing, arrange medical appointments and pick up my brother…

Well now Belle’s ‘estranged’ mother has responded – and she says Belle is full of it.

What a lot of rubbish…Her brother is not autistic and she’s barely done a minute’s housework in her life. I’ve practically worked myself into an early grave to give that girl everything she wanted in life.

Belle’s older brother also chimed in, saying he is “really upset”, but that Belle “has always been like this”.


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Eat Live Run Says Adios To Blogging

Jenna, of Eat Live Run, joins the ranks of bloggers who are shutting down their sites to move on to non-blog jobs. Yesterday she announced she will be retiring from blogging at Eat Live Run.

…I’m just going to be real honest with you all right now and say that I haven’t been passionate about writing this blog for a long time now. I don’t know what turned the switch, to be honest. I just know that you guys deserve more than me writing mediocre blog posts every three weeks. I would rather write nothing at all, than write something without passion in it. I’m sorry, but that’s the honest to goodness truth.

She says she has felt guilty for not wanting to keep up the blog, but “felt like I owed it to the world to continue” and it seemed silly to quit, adding “why would you walk away from a perfectly great job you created for yourself”.

The ELR archives will apparently remain online, though comments will be disabled. She leaves to launch her “new business as an online health and fitness coach”.


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Belle Gibson Lied About Having Cancer


Belle Gibson, cancer liar, has admitted to Australian Women’s Weekly that she lied about having cancer.

The interview is titled “My Life-long struggle with the truth” and comes complete with a softly filterered photo of Belle doing her best sexy apology face. When asked if she ever had cancer, she replied “No … None of it’s true.”

Belle then went on to complain about how mean everyone is being to her just because she lied about having cancer.

In the last two years I have worked every single day living and raising up an online community of people who supported each other … I understand the confusion and the suspicion, but I also know that people need to draw a line in the sand where they still treat someone with some level of respect or humility — and I have not been receiving that.

Belle is blaming it all on a troubled childhood, saying “I didn’t have any toys.”


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Prissy Melissa Will Educate You While Driving

Prissy Melissa, weight loss instablogger, has a message so important it had to be filmed while driving. And what was this message? Everything in moderation, and also she eats all the snack packs.

i’m just joking in this video, but seriously though…. everyone’s body is different. i can’t tell you how many times a day i have people tell me that i need to eat in moderation and not cut out any one type of food…if i were to eat 100 calorie snack packs not only what i eat every snack pack in the box but would proceed to finish all the snacks in the cabinet…

Is this really a rant that could not have waited until she was at home? Or really anywhere besides behind the wheel of a moving vehicle? WHY DO BLOGGERS KEEP DOING THIS?


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Whole Pantry Empire Begins To Crumble

The Whole Pantry, the app and community created by magical mystery cancer lady Belle Gibson, appears to be unraveling. The app is apparently no longer found on the Apple App Store – and publisher Penguin has pulled the ‘Whole Pantry’ book.

…we have been left with no other option but to stop supplying the book in Australia. We remain hopeful that we will receive the formal assurances we have requested in the coming days…

Since Belle’s instagram has been emptied of photos and the Whole Pantry facebook page seems to be unavailable, media outlets can only continue to wait for some sort of statement from Belle about what exactly is going on.


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Healthy Living App Developer Probably Didn’t Cure Her Cancer

Belle Gibson, who has apparently built an empire based on fixing her cancer with food, is now being scrutinized for her repeated claims of having malignant cancer.

Belle took her social media fame and launched an app, The Whole Pantry. Since the world just loves doomed pretty women (there’s a reason La bohème keeps getting adapted, folks) Belle became a darling of the Australian HLB scene. She was able to spin the app into a book deal. In the midst of her increasingly dramatic claims of cancer spreading to multiple organs, Belle went on tours and speaking gigs to push her ‘brand’.

But after her book was published people started asking some questions about Belle’s ‘cancer’. Bloggers started questioning her claims. Her friends and fans suddenly started demanding medical proof of her multiple cancers – according to Belle, a malignant brain tumor which last year ‘spread’ to her liver, kidneys, blood, spleen, brain and uterus. When the publisher of her book came forward to admit they never really even checked out her stories, all glorious thundering hell broke loose. Friends are no longer holding back and are revealing odd social media spins she’s been doing for years.

She would post on social media that she’s been at doctor’s appointment all day but really she was just going to the dentist … she got her veneers done. She would make it sound like it was for cancer-related illness.

Belle is now claiming she was ‘misdiagnosed’ and since she apparently can’t or won’t even name the doctors she’s been seeing for all this alleged cancer, basically no one believes her any longer. She’s being examined by Consumer Affairs in Victoria over claims she failed to hand over proceeds raised for charity. She is now being referred to as the “previous Managing Director” by the Whole Pantry people.

So there goes that. Another personal lifestyle brand built on a house of cards collapses on itself. I just don’t understand why someone would fake having cancer. In this day and age how can they expect to get away with it forever? But hey, scrubbing the internet means it never happened…right?


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HLBs Will Begin A War Over Misleading Photos

Taralynn McNitt, salad blogger, is apparently the queen of flattering photo angles that erase about 20 lbs. Unfortunately for her she went on some kind of fitness vacation with a bunch of other bloggers, who had no problem posting pics of Taralynn in all her unedited glory.

One HLB even responded to a commenter on her recap post regarding TL’s wildly different appearance in her pictures versus the pictures posted by other attendees.


What’s that, you say? A blogger posting inaccurate selfies, who cares Alice? Well really no one would care…except for the fact that she uses these misleading photos to sell herself as a fitspo salad pusher – which makes some people blast her for causing eating disorders among her followers or something. But some folks are “over” poor Taralynn being blamed for anyone’s disordered habits.

Finally, I’m over everyone blaming Taralynn’s blog for creating “full-blown” eating disorders.  YOU are responsible for your actions; stop blaming others and grow up.  Taralynn has deep rooted issues and constantly playing the victim is denial and an excuse not to own up to her mistakes.  That is exactly what these accusers are doing as well.

So if you enjoy some quality HLB slapfighting and drama and want to kill some time this fine Monday afternoon, head on over to the Salads in the South thread. Then come back and explain to me what the hell is going on because honestly I cannot sort it all out.