Using someone’s nationality as a reason they may be untrustworthy is not acceptable. It’s worse when this idea is promoted by a physician, especially one who has the ear of the President.
Yesterday I posted about Dr. Oz devoting time to distinguishing between “real” and “fake” psychics. I know. I’m running out of air quotes.
Being a professional vs. amateur psychic is pure Oz so I guess shouldn’t really be surprised, although of all the horrible ways people can be duped into wasting money on useless “therapies” (using that term loosely) the idea that there are “real” psychics has to be the most egregious.
What bothered me even more than promoting psychics as a real thing was the way Dr. Oz told his millions of readers how they could identify fake psychics, that they will be from “places like Romania.”
Interestingly, after I drew attention to this yesterday the post has been changed and the reference to “places like Romania” has been removed. Fortunately, with help from @42believer I was able to retrieve the original from Google cache.
Here is the original post from May 7:
It was archived on May 7, 2018 at 16:36:23 GMT
Here is how it appears on May 8:
Suggesting that “fake” psychics are likely to come from “places like Romania” is an offensive stereotype. Is this the kind of advice that comes from the good doctor himself or do the “real psychics” in whom Dr. Oz places so much confidence and trust believe this?
Hopefully someone asks him about this.