Lying, for all intents and purposes, has a deservedly bad rep.
Lying to convince others you have a terminal cancer? Well, that’s reprehensible.
Using that falsehood to eke money from honest-to-God sufferers of the same illness? Waving the banner of charity and siphoning the subsequent donations to… fuck knows where?
If you hit that point, you may or may not be Belle Gibson. If you’re unfamiliar with her particular brand of bullshittery: she parlayed a fraudulent diagnosis of brain cancer – and how she was ‘treating’ it with natural remedies – into an utter money-spinner, to the detriment of very real sufferers.
If you’re still wondering if all this indignation is worth it, watch this clip from 2014, and repeat to yourself: she doesn’t have brain cancer.