A week on from his highly-publicised interview with Sunday Night, Pete Evans has taken aim at the program in a lengthy Facebook post lamenting how producers did not include interviews with many of his fans.
Writing on his Facebook page, Evans said he wanted to take “this opportunity to apologise” to the fans who came to a Gut Health event of his and “shared their amazing stories of reclaiming their health”.
He went on to express his disappointment that instead of airing stories about how many had “reversed type two diabetes”, “autoimmunity” and “depression”, the program instead decided to give airtime to a woman attending the seminar who wanted a selfie with the Paleo king himself.
“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. I personally believe that was a wonderful opportunity missed for the Australian public,” he wrote.
The My Kitchen Rules judge went on to add that there was “a lot more” from the three hour interview about “diary, fluoride and breast milk” that didn’t make it to air, and rejected the idea he is a “leader”of the movement.
“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 wrote.