The accusations against The Biggest Loser keeping coming out. Now ex-contestant Joelle Gwynn is saying that Bob Harper’s assistant gave her drugs to help her lose weight while she was on the show. Radar Online shared what Joelle had to say about The Biggest Loser and the way that they handled things when she was on the show.
Joelle shared that she was given drugs that were used to help her lose weight. This could be one reason that people on the show drop the pounds so fast. Here is what she had to say.
“Bob Harper was my trainer… He goes away and his assistant comes in. He’s got this brown paper bag that’s bundled up, He says, ‘Take this drug, it’ll really help you.’ It was yellow and black. I was like, ‘What the f*** is this. I felt jittery and hyper. I went and told the sports medicine guy. The next day, [the show’s resident doctor, Robert [Huizenga] gave us some lame explanation of why they got added to our regimen and that it was up to us to take them.”
Joelle Gwynn was on The Biggest Loser back in 2008, but she is just now speaking out about it. She actually feels violated by what went on while she was on the show.
Joelle said, “People chastise Bill Cosby for allegedly offering meds to women, but it’s acceptable to do to fat people to make them lose weight. I feel like we got raped, too.”
A source explained to the Post that these drugs the contestants were given included Adderall and “yellow jackets” containing Ephedra, a banned substance. Joelle herself did not confirm what kind of drugs that she says The Biggest Loser gave to her.
Executives of The Biggest Loser shared that the contestants are told that there is a zero tolerance for weight loss drugs during the show. They deny that any of this is true. Jacky Kmet was also on The Biggest Loser and shared that she was never asked to take any drugs while on the show. A lot of various contestants from The Biggest Loser are now defending the show.
People actually shared that The Biggest Loser is responding to the claims that contestants were forced to take drugs while on the show. Bob Harper actually denies that he ever made someone on his team use drugs while they were on The Biggest Loser.
“These allegations are absolutely false and are in direct conflict with my lifelong devotion to health and fitness. Safety is paramount in my training regimen and, while demanding, my approach has always focused on the overall well-being of contestants as they lose significant weight and educate themselves, for the first time, on living a healthy lifestyle.”
Vinny Hickerson of The Biggest Loser also shared that the show never made him take any kind of drugs during his time there. He went on to say that The Biggest Loser saved his life. Vinny had nothing negative at all to say about the show.
As of right now, The Biggest Loser hasn’t been canceled, but it hasn’t been confirmed that it is coming back for another season. Fans would love to see it come back again, but some past contestants feel like the show should be canceled. It will be interesting to see what NBC decides to do about the future of this show.
Do you believe accusations that The Biggest Loser made some contestants take drugs while they were on the show? Do you think that The Biggest Loser should be canceled? Sound off in the comments below, and don’t miss The Biggest Loser when it returns to NBC.
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