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Steve-O BOYCOTTS Charity Event -- I'm Outraged!!

5/31/2011 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Jackass" star Steve-O WALKED OUT of a charity event benefiting the American Diabetes Association this weekend because they served meat for lunch ... claiming, "It's like serving alcohol at an AA meeting."
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Steve-O was set to compete in the Celebrity Go Kart Tournament in Gardena, California this weekend -- but once he caught wind of the menu, he BOLTED.

On his way out, Steve O expressed his outrage with a woman named Helen from Children's Hospital -- saying, "I came here because I thought this was about promoting a plant-based diet as diabetes prevention and they're serving MEAT there ... so I'm outta here."

After asking a few kids if they wanted to take his place driving his go-kart in the event ... Steve-O added, "It's kind of an outrage to me ... it's stupid."


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91.

CES    

Really? Most doctors recommend to diabetics that a 4th of their plate should consist of a lean meat as a source of protein. Maybe Steve-O should spend a little more time researching the diseases and their charities before flipping out at an event.

1056 days ago
92.

Dale    

He's pretty smart!
They weren't serving chocolate bars. He doesn't know what diabetes is.

1056 days ago
93.

jay    

@vegangirl "You morons stuffing dead flesh into your arteries are in for a lifetime of woe." Um...both sets of grandparents lived to their late 90's. They ate meat alllll the time. they had 0 woes. But thanks!

1056 days ago
94.

Allie    

Good for you Steve-O!

1056 days ago
95.

E T    

What a dumbass. Just because you are a diabetic doesn't mean you have to be a vegan. Steve-O should educate himself before making an ass out of himself again! It would have been a different story if they were serving a 9 layer chocolate cake and candy bars. Diabetics can eat anything they want in moderation as long as they maintain an appropriate glucose level.

1056 days ago
96.

Jen0202    

It would make more sense if he walked out because they were serving a bunch of sugar filled foods. It would also make sense if he was upset about fatty MEAT at a charity event for the American HEART Association. I think he is just confused......

1056 days ago
97.

durian    

actually a proper plant pased diet cures diabetes...

please actually try and learn what you're talking about before you start shootin off people...

http://topdo***entaryfilms.com/simply-raw-reversing-diabetes-in-30-days/

1056 days ago
98.

Susan    

Joe: I have been a diabetic for 10 years, I have NEVER heard any doctor state that if you eat a plant base diet that it gets rid of Diabeties, do you not thing that if that was true every diabetic would be eating a plant base diet...This Jacka$$ guy is a jerk that he would do this...just a ploy to get out of doing what he should...Meat, cheese and other high protien diets are good for us becuase it doesn't turn into sugar...

1056 days ago
99.

FreeWill    

What a moron, meat have nothing to do with diabetes! F*ck vegans! There is nothing better than a good beef....

1056 days ago
100.

Cujeaux    

Stevo is such a hypocrite. He abused his own body for years and now we're supposed to believe that he cares about kids putting themselves in harms way by eating a hamburger? Way to spoil it for the kids Stevo. Next time - ASK.

1056 days ago
101.

amoo662003    

Good for you, Steve-O! All those making negative comments should pay attention... The point is not that eating meat DIRECTLY causes diabetes... But that our crappy American diet (in which we include WAY too much meat/protein)does. Type II Diabetes is directly affected by diet. I say way to go, Steve-O for calling attention to this!

1056 days ago
102.

Shannon    

Steve-O. Add putz to jackass....

1056 days ago
103.

Rhubino    

Cleveland Gal 14 minutes ago

... He is setting an example for those who don't know any better ...

Yes. Yes he is. And the example is, "Even though I don't know any better, I will still talk out of my a55".

1056 days ago
104.

lizzyanavrin    

I don't understand this at all...

Stevo needs to do his homework. I am a type 1 diabetic. I was diagnosed when I was 17. I've lived with this disease for 10 years so here are some facts:

#1. Juvenile diabetes/Type 1 diabetes is NOT caused by eating meat, nor is it caused by eating too much sugar, starches, or any other carbohydrate. It is caused by the body's immune system attacking and DESTROYING the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. No one quite knows why this happens to some people. This is why research funding is needed to help find a cure. Children are diagnosed as young as 2, and as late as early adulthood with this type of diabetes. Like I said, this is NOT caused by eating meat.

#2. Type 2 diabetes is caused by the body's inability to produce and/or use an adequate amount of insulin to control glucose levels in the blood. This is not to be mistaken with Type 1 because Type 2 diabetics CAN produce their own insulin, their bodies just don't use it as effectively. More than 80% of Type 2 diabetics are overweight, yes. Is this caused specifically by eating too much meat? Probably not. I'd guess it's a combination of the fatty, high sodium, empty calories that most Americans consume on a daily basis. That in combination with lack of exercise will lead to weight gain which can then lead to Type 2 diabetes.

With that being said, I've taken many nutrition courses to better manage my glucose levels and never once was I told, "DO NOT EAT MEAT."

Way to leave a charity event that could have raised more money had you stuck around to do your job to help these kids. Awesome job, man. Your ignorance deserves a medal.


"It's like serving alcohol at an AA meeting..."

Well, I guess that hiring Stevo to do charity work for the American Diabetes Association is like hiring Mel Gibson to host your barmitsfa. What were they thinking???

1056 days ago
105.

Dolmen    

durian 18 minutes ago

actually a proper plant pased diet cures diabetes...

please actually try and learn what you're talking about before you start shootin off people...
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Durian
There is NO cure for type 1 Diabetes, wishful thinking that you can cure it in a month

You can improve your blood sugars through diet and reverse some Type 2 Diabetes ( however not every case is the same) . Carbs are the problem when it comes to blood sugar levels in Diabetics . Plant based diets are high in carbs and natural sugars (there is no such thing as a good sugar to a Diabetic). The most likely way the plant based diet might work for a type 2 Diabetic is by aiding them to loose weight and for no other reason. However weight loss in these cases should be under medical supervision as a diabetic can not go without regular meals to keep their blood sugars in check.
It wont and can not ever reverse Type 1 Diabetes.

To all those who suggest that any one who has diabetes should watch an online film and ignore medical advice based on their own personal cir***stances it is down right dangerous and irresponsible for both the diabetic individuals well being and survival.

1056 days ago
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