‘Liver King’, Who Preached Raw Ancestral Diet, Admits To Steroid Use

‘Liver King’, Who Preached Raw Ancestral Diet, Admits To Steroid Use

Kaycee Rogers

The self-proclaimed “Liver King,” a social media star whose real name is Brian Johnson, gained a following of millions by promoting an “ancestral” raw diet of beef brains, bull testicles and animal livers. Don’t worry, I will wait while you Google him.

Though Liver King claimed that his completely jacked physique was possible through his raw meat diet, he is now admitting that he lied about his natural methods and has been enhancing with steroids. Shocker.

Let’s have a moment of silence for all of those who actually believed this man was natty all along. Johnson is now apologizing to taking anabolic steroids, something in which he has repeatedly denied in the past. The confessional video has been viewed over 3 million times on YouTube, where he delivered his humble admission… shirtless… from a damn throne.

This explanation of steroid use comes after another fitness influencer exposed what were lead to be private emails in which the Liver King describes his steroid regimen. This feels more like an apology because he got caught not because he’s juicing. Gotta love an apology that starts off with how rich he is within the first 30 seconds right?

Liver King had urged his followers to pilot a lifestyle supposedly modeled after our hunter-gatherer ancestors. He promotes nine “ancestral tenants” such as daily exercise, sun and cold exposure, proper sleep, social connection, and a controversial raw meat-heavy, diet consisting mainly of organs and muscles (yummy). Sorry to all of those who actually thought eating testicles and eyeballs would lead them to a physique like his.

You know what, Liver King would kill it in the WWE, the way he’s mastered playing a character and selling a brand. Honestly this confession feels like when someone tells you something you already know and you try to act surprised. The actual apology feels like I’m being told off for finding out his dirty little secret.

You don’t have to be Arnold Schwarzenegger to doubt that his body came from doing kettlebell swings and eating raw Mongolian Yak. I feel like watching the video could be turned into a drinking game where we take a shot every time he says “trained hormone clinician.”

This all brings about a larger underlying question: Are fitness influencers lying to us for profit? I mean, is the sky blue?


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