SOCIAL media entrepreneur Belle Gibson encouraged people against vaccinating their children and backed medical cannabis, it has emerged.
The 23-year-old founder of popular wellness app The Whole Pantry has deleted all references to her health on social media after it emerged she may never have suffered from a range of illnesses she claimed to have beaten.
An old school friend, who wished to remain anonymous, said Ms Gibson was always posting to her friends about the dangers of vaccinating your children.
The pair attended Wynnum State High School in Manly, Brisbane, where they shared a drama class.
“She was always posting things saying that vaccinations were bad,” the friend said.
“She would just repost information she found and would really push it hard.”
Ms Gibson told News Limited in November that she was 20 when her current health issues began, blaming a reaction to the cervical cancer vaccine Gardisil.
“I’ve never really spoken about that because it’s such a big, political thing,” she said.
“In America, people are getting compensation.
“I used to be so angry about it (but) it’s not something I really invest my energy into anymore because there are so many people trying to fight for a safe vaccine.”
Earlier, the young Melbourne mega-blogger facing scrutiny over terminal brain cancer claims that made her an online sensation, once described herself as a “distinguished psychopath”.
Belle Gibson, the founder of hugely popular The Whole Pantry wellness app and book, has gone to ground after allegations a range of illnesses she professed to have overcome were false.
Amid growing doubts over her story, the Herald Sun can reveal Ms Gibson, 23, was a high school dropout who worked as a trainee at catering supply company PFD Food Services in Brisbane, where staff described her as a “lost soul”.
“She was always a bit out there,” one former colleague said. “She was a bit disturbed and would come out with some really vivid stories.