I Was On The Dr. Oz Show. Here's The Problem With The Wizard Behind The Curtain

April 23, 2015 7:39 PM

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I Was On The Dr. Oz Show. Here's The Problem With The Wizard Behind The Curtain

What I remember most about coming on the Dr. Oz show is speaking to one of his producers about what I was going to say, a sort of rehearsal. The producer kept interjecting: "We have a saying around here: Is this something Cathy in Iowa would care about? That's not something a housewife sitting on the couch at home cares about." The subtext was clear: we think our viewers are dumb. Another thing I recall: Being kicked out of the dressing room I had been plopped in because Clay Aiken, who knew nothing about ex-gay therapy but would resonate with all the frumpy Cathys in flyover states, needed his own.

Dr. Oz didn't have anything to gain financially from lending his average daily audience of four million people to those peddling dangerous cures to homosexuality. But he presented ex-gay therapy as a scientific debate, featuring the stories of people like me who tried to change their sexual orientat...

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