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Belle Gibson's The Whole Pantry app has been pulled.

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Belle Gibson’s The Whole Pantry app has been quietly pulled from the app store.

The social media entrepreneur and wellness blogger’s app has been removed from tech giant Apple’s Australian and US App stores.

But Apple continues to promote the app alongside its new smartwatch and has refused to answer questions about Ms Gibson, Fairfax Media reports.

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Belle Gibson at an Apple conference in September. (Image: Stephen Fenech, Tech Guide)

The news comes just days after publisher Penguin pulled Ms Gibson’s recipe book from stores, saying it had not received “sufficient explanation” about suggestions Ms Gibson’s miraculous cancer survival story may have included inaccuracies.

“Despite our best endeavours, we have not received sufficient explanation from Ms Gibson, author of The Whole Pantry recipe book, in response to recent allegations,” Penguin told Mamamia in an emailed statement.

“As such, 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.”

Previously, Mamamia wrote…

Belle Gibson has given her first interview since vanishing in the face of questions over the authenticity of her various cancer claims.

The Melbourne-based entrepreneur told Daily Mail Australia that personal details including her home address, floor plan and her son’s childcare details had been posted online amidst the furor.

She added that police who visited her home last week were only “checking in” on her safety.

While the 23-year-old mother-of-one did not address questions about the health claims — upon which she built her app and recipe book empire — she did say she would have a statement prepared this week.

She also acknowledged the need to “recognise everyone’s anger and confusion”.

“I do think it’s important for myself and the company to recognise everyone’s anger and confusion surrounding this last week, though this doesn’t justify how others have perpetuated this or responded so maliciously,” she said.

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Previously, Mamamia wrote…

Belle Gibson’s book The Whole Pantry has been pulled from shelves by publisher Penguin.

Daily Mail Australia reports the publisher emailed a statement with that news today.

“Despite our best endeavours, Penguin Books has not received sufficient explanation from Ms Gibson, author of The Whole Pantry recipe book, in response to recent allegations,” it said.

“As such, 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.”

Previously, Mamamia wrote…

Belle Gibson, the woman behind hugely successful recipe app The Whole Pantry, may have fled the country amid claims her cancer survival story contains serious inaccuracies.

The social media entrepreneur’s app has been downloaded at least 300,000 times, and Gibson also has a spin-off recipe book. Her empire is built on claims she’d survived terminal brain cancer, as well as  cancers cancers of the liver, uterus, spleen and blood, using only alternative therapies.

“I was told last night that she booked a business class flight to the US and that’s why she hasn’t been responding,” a friend said.

But after Ms Gibson admitted this week that she may never have had cancer at all — and after it was revealed on Monday that her company never passed on $300,000 worth of donations to charity as she’d promised, it’s now reported she may have flown to the US on a business class ticket to avoid confronting questions.

“I was told last night that she booked a business class flight to the US and that’s why she hasn’t been responding,” a friend reportedly told Daily Mail Australia.

“She’s been on a plane for the last 20 hours,” the unnamed friend said.

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The news comes amid claims that customers who purchased Ms Gibson’s app and recipe book have demanded refunds on the products.

Fairfax Media reports that Penguin, which published her book, is facing  criticism after the revelations that Gibson’s cancer survival story may contain falsities. Penguin has admitted it did not have proof Ms Gibson had cancer prior to publishing the book.

Apple is also being criticised for its association with her app.

In 2009, Ms Gibson tweeted: “Obama won the nobel peace prize. This is more f***ed then (sic) the government giving me cancer.”

The Courier-Mail reports this morning Brisbane high school dropout who tweeted in September 2009: @bellmneb: “Is a distinguished physcopath (sic).”

Also in 2009, Ms Gibson tweeted: “Obama won the nobel peace prize. This is more f***ed then (sic) the government giving me cancer.”

Customers who purchased Ms Gibson’s app and recipe book have demanded refunds on the products.

The news of Ms Gibson’s possible departure from the country follows reports that police visited here home in the Melbourne suburb of Elwood on Tuesday night.

The Herald Sun reports the officers were let into the home by Ms Gibson’s partner, who said she was not home at the time.

Consumer Affairs Victoria is also probing Ms Gibson’s fundraising activities, and has said organisations found to misrepresent fundraising events could breach both criminal and consumer law, Pro Bono Australia reports.

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“Businesses are obliged to ensure that any representations related to their products or services do not mislead consumers and all representations are true and accurate,” a spokesperson for Consumer Affairs Victoria said.

“This obligation includes any representations that all or part of the proceeds or profits of a sale or event will be passed onto a charity.”

Previously, Mamamia wrote…

Social media entrepreneur Belle Gibson is the woman behind successful recipe app The Whole Pantry.

The 26-year-old health blogger said she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2010. Last year she announced she had also been suffering from cancers of the liver, uterus, spleen and blood.

But an interview with The Australian has cast some of Ms Gibson’s cancer claims into doubt.

In the interview, Ms Gibson admitted that her 2014 announcement that she was suffering from cancers of the liver, uterus, spleen and blood was based on a “misdiagnosis”.

She said that a medical team from Germany used “magnetic” therapy to diagnose her.

Gibson wouldn’t provide documentary evidence of her illness to The Australian, and also admitted that she was not sure whether the leader of that team, whom she declined to name, was a doctor.

“It’s hard to admit that maybe you were wrong,” she said in the interview.

Gibson added that she is now seeking conventional medical treatment and felt “confused, bordering on humiliated”.

The businesswoman maintained, though, that she had survived an aggressive brain tumour without conventional medical treatment.

Belle Gibson stands by her claim that she has survived a tumour. (Photo: Facebook.)

Today’s news about Gibson follows revelations that the prominent cancer survivor failed to turn over thousands of donated dollars to charity, as promised.

Ms Gibson last year claimed that $300,000 of her profits had been given to five charities listed on her app – but when questioned by Fairfax Media, Ms Gibson was unable to list the organisations to whom she’d allegedly donated.

Related content: She pledged to donate thousands to charity. But the full sums were never donated.

The savvy social media user’s recipes have been transformed into a published cook book. (Photo: Facebook.)

The Whole Pantry Facebook page on Sunday night refuted Fairfax’s claims, stating that while the donations had not been processed, the organisation had “accounted for” more than $25,000 in donations to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

The post also claimed the organisation had made other donations to a family with an ill child and a non-profit Melbourne cafe.

“TWP, is a for-profit company, but has great, enthusiastic intentions of giving back as much as possible to the organisations and charities which the TWP team and community support, respect and are passionate about,” the Facebook post said.

Ms Gibson’s book has been published in Australia, and she will next month publish her spin-off book in Britain and the US.

The Whole Pantry has been contacted for comment numerous time by Mamamia but we have yet to hear back.

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