Last week, former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Anna Cardwell came under fire for setting up a Go Fund Me account with the hope of raising $20,000 to pay her phone bill, buy a Christmas present for her daughter and save for a home. After getting a great deal of criticism, she shut down the page and apologized to fans.
“Everyone thinks I’m money hungry so I’m deleting it,” said Anna, who previously accused her mom of raiding her trust fund to buy a car for Anna’s molester, Mark McDaniel. So, instead of the Go Fund Me page, Anna is now trying to make money the old-fashioned way by selling Young Living Essential Oils on her Facebook page.
The problem is, the company received a harsh warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration in September for violating FDA-approved applications of the oils. Specifically, the FDA scolded the pyramid-scheme company for saying the products can treat “viral infections (including ebola), Parkinson’s disease, autism, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, insomnia, heart disease, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dementia, and multiple sclerosis.”
The FDA further cited passages from Young Living Oil’s website that included the claims “Viruses (including Ebola) are no match for Young Living Essential Oils” and “[R]egular use of rosemary essential oil may… help prevent diseases associated with free radicals, including cancer and heart disease.”
Here’s the thing: Anna is grasping at straws, trying to provide for her family without the benefit of any significant education or skills. But hawking what the FDA essentially calls snake oils doesn’t seem like the best way to go. Maybe she should just cut her losses and send some of the products to her mom, who recently complained she thinks she has cancer.