We recently reported that the great movie The Magic Pill was now available on Netflix in US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand. But will that continue to be the case?
Over the weekend, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has called on Netflix to remove the documentary from its online catalogue, due to fears that it will cause vulnerable people to shun medical treatment.
But celebrity keto chef and producer of The Magic Pill, Pete Evans, stands his ground:
Modern medicine is fabulous and vitally needed as we do say in the film,” he said. “However, when 70 to 80 per cent of illness is dietary or lifestyle related, then should prevention be a considered approach?
“The information that is shared in the film by leading cardiologists, neurologists, doctors and scientists has prevention at the top of their priorities and [the dietary suggestions are] to be used as an adjunct to modern medicine.
Thankfully, Netflix appears to be keeping an open mind on the matter. A Netflix spokesperson commented that:
We program for a wide audience and we recognise that in doing so some of the content may be controversial, but we hope that it helps to convey the unique perspective of the story and the storyteller
Read more here:
- The Sydney Morning Herald: Netflix urged to pull Pete Evans documentary
- TV Tonight: AMA again criticises Pete Evans doco