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Dr. Oz Asked Twitter For Health Questions And It Backfired Spectacularly

"What has been your most profitable lie for money so far?"

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On Tuesday, TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz asked Twitter to send him some questions, not realizing this has never gone well for anyone.

What is your biggest question for me? Reply with #OzsInbox and I'll answer my favorites on http://t.co/8kjmALRoAd.

Dr. Mehmet Oz@DrOzFollow

What is your biggest question for me? Reply with #OzsInbox and I'll answer my favorites on http://t.co/8kjmALRoAd.

2:54 PM - 11 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Of course, critics of the doc swiftly comandeered the #OzsInbox hashtag, firing off plenty of vitriol at Oz's often-questionable advice.

.@DrOz #OzsInbox Why have you not been censured or fired from @ColumbiaSurgery for conduct unbecoming a physician, scientist, and gentlemen?

Sunil K Sahai MD@DrSunilKSahaiFollow

.@DrOz #OzsInbox Why have you not been censured or fired from @ColumbiaSurgery for conduct unbecoming a physician, scientist, and gentlemen?

1:24 AM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Dear @DrOz: is quackery a miracle weight loss cure? Something tells me your walls are going to be a lot lighter w/o your license #OzsInbox

Jenn@FluffieDuckyFollow

Dear @DrOz: is quackery a miracle weight loss cure? Something tells me your walls are going to be a lot lighter w/o your license #OzsInbox

7:26 AM - 13 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

.@DrOz what's your favorite snake oil? How do you sleep at night? #OzsInbox

Chow Babe@Chow_BabeFollow

.@DrOz what's your favorite snake oil? How do you sleep at night? #OzsInbox

3:38 PM - 11 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Oz has often come under fire for his dubious advice; in June, he was grilled by a Senate panel on consumer protection on why he described supplements with terms like "magic weight-loss cure" and "the No. 1 miracle in a bottle."

"The scientific community is almost monolithic against you in terms of the efficacy of those three products that you called miracles," Sen. Claire McCaskill told Oz.

@DrOz Name specific toxins removed by a detox that is not removed by your liver/kidneys?What studies have you published on this?#OzsInbox

Chris Scholtz@ScholtzCFollow

@DrOz Name specific toxins removed by a detox that is not removed by your liver/kidneys?What studies have you published on this?#OzsInbox

9:24 PM - 11 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Can you go an entire show without saying the words "miracle," "toxin," and belly fat?" #OzsInbox

Jennifer Gunter@DrJenGunterFollow

Can you go an entire show without saying the words "miracle," "toxin," and belly fat?" #OzsInbox

1:23 AM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@DrOz What has been your most profitable lie for money so far? #OzsInbox

Robbie G@GruntfutuckFollow

@DrOz What has been your most profitable lie for money so far? #OzsInbox

6:46 PM - 11 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Besides promoting prescriptions for weight loss and homeopathy, Oz has also suggested that eating genetically modified crops can cause autism, and has brought on guests who promote the anti-vaccine movement.

One controversial guest is Dr. Joe Mercola, who is anti-vaccine and promotes the belief that cancer is a fungus that can be cured with baking soda.

@DrOz. Which disease kills more people? Ebola or Mercola? #OzsInbox

Greg Hinson@ackdocFollow

@DrOz. Which disease kills more people? Ebola or Mercola? #OzsInbox

9:10 AM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#OzsInbox I just got my flu shot, when can I expect to develop autism?

Ryen Smorczewski@Smorz7IUFollow

#OzsInbox I just got my flu shot, when can I expect to develop autism?

11:27 PM - 11 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#OzsInbox I just read that my new detox regimen might be toxic. Can you recommend a detoxification to detoxify my toxins?

Andrew Kniss@WyoWeedsFollow

#OzsInbox I just read that my new detox regimen might be toxic. Can you recommend a detoxification to detoxify my toxins?

11:32 PM - 11 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#OzsInbox Is it true you got into medicine because it was easier than starting your own cult?

J. Scott Wilson@chefmongoFollow

#OzsInbox Is it true you got into medicine because it was easier than starting your own cult?

9:21 AM - 13 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#OzsInbox I read you used to be a respected cardiologist. What happened?

Esta Lake@fernologistFollow

#OzsInbox I read you used to be a respected cardiologist. What happened?

8:02 AM - 13 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

.@DrOz #OzsInbox what all-natural chemical-free salves do you plan on using for all the burns you've received from Twitter today?

Nathan Churney@platypusosaurusFollow

.@DrOz #OzsInbox what all-natural chemical-free salves do you plan on using for all the burns you've received from Twitter today?

11:38 PM - 12 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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