The Happy Pear twins issue apology over ‘upsetting’ breast cancer video and the public responds

The Happy Pear twins have shared a video apology in response to their ‘upsetting’ breast cancer video, in which they shared advice on foods people can eat to reduce their risk of breast cancer.

Since posting it, the video has been branded ‘factually incorrect’ by many experts, while the general public response has been that of upset and anger.

In the video, Stephen and David Flynn said that eating certain foods, such as mushrooms can significantly decrease your risk of getting breast cancer.

“We posted a video recently about breast cancer and a number of people got upset – we just wanted to say that was never our intention and we’re really sorry for upsetting anyone.”

Since the snipped from their podcast was released, a number of professionals have challenged their statements. Including Dr Liz O’Riordan who said on Twitter that a plant-based diet will not reduce your risk of cancer, as The Happy Pear has suggested.

In addition to this, The Irish Cancer Society has urged the public to get their information about breast cancer from trusted sources.

“A diagnosis of cancer can happen to anyone and sadly the majority of cancers occur for reasons out of anyone’s control. Some people are more at risk of cancer because of a genetic disposition or family history, while for others the reasons are simply unknown,” said the charity’s Director of Advocacy, Rachel Morrogh to The Journal. 

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