At the time, I thought about all of my friends who had been published in books, featured in magazines, on local or nation-wide news, or who had achieved international recognition. I wondered: Was this my time in the sun?
After 30 seconds of due consideration, I penned my response:
Thanks for reaching out to me -- but I feel that Dr. Oz's promotion of weight loss pills doesn't fit with my mission statement or branding.
-RobbyThe more and more I read about Dr. Oz, the more I think that I dodged a bullet. Earlier in the year the FTC investigated the "doctor" that Dr. Oz backed in regards to the green coffee bean extract diet – Lindsey Duncan – and they've just this week ruled that his claims were deceptive, fining Duncan's companies $9 million.
Does Dr. Oz say some good things? Sure. But even a broken clock is right twice a day.
More fun links:
- John Oliver attacks Dr. Oz and nutritional supplements withthe help of George R. R. Martin
- Dr. Oz's 10 Most Controversial Weight Loss Supplements http://www.forbes.com/sites/melaniehaiken/2014/06/18/dr-oz-senate-scolding-his-10-most-controversial-weight-loss-supplements/
- Dr, Oz and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Dayhttp://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/dr-oz-and-the-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day/
Have you ever been courted by a person, site, or product that you have passed on because you don't want your name/reputation tied to it?
See also, for kicks, Jack taking on Haribo: http://jackfit.blogspot.com/2012/07/haribo-gummi-bear-review-and-giveaway.html