My Response to BuzzFeed’s 14 Signs You’re Definitely Not Allergic To Gluten Article

Okay, take a moment and check out BuzzFeed’s most recent piece about gluten. I’ll wait right here for your mind to be blown. (Click the photo or click here)

Courtesy of BuzzFeed -

Courtesy of BuzzFeed –


1) Fat Tire (like the beer) is now producing content for BuzzFeed. That alone is weird. If you’re going to make branded content, I know that Fat Tire is better and smarter than what they just produced.

2) Does anyone else feel like they took 10 benadryl and a glass of wine (or possibly illegal drugs – like the cat on the PB&J) before reading this? It makes absolutely no sense. I feel like the captions on all of them could have just said “because gluten” and made as much sense as this did.

3) Oh yeah, you love gluten- that showed me! I’m not “allergic” just because you told me how awesome bread it. Yeah….believe me, if I could eat all of those delicious things, I would.

4) Not that BuzzFeed is the pinnacle of science, brains, medicine, or…well actually anything other than quizzes and wasting your day with clickbait – but…this isn’t even good.

If you’re going to talk shit on eating gluten-free (oh, I don’t know because of celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or other autoimmune or medical issues that require an anti-inflammatory diet), you could at least be as funny as Funny Or Die.


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Comments: 6

  1. Stacey July 6, 2014 at 2:14 pm Reply

    You know they probably get paid by the hits on the article or page so buzz feed wrote it for an attention grabber just to get people to click and read it. I agree it’s absurd what people write when they have no idea what celiac , gluten sensitivity or slightest clue about autoimmune but I’m not giving him my hits by reading his articles that he is just trying to generate a stir to get more reviews. Mom of Celiac and Gluten intollorant myself.

  2. Ruth July 6, 2014 at 5:18 pm Reply

    My personal favorite is that “And “gluten-free” is a crime worthy of the highest punishment.”… I guess us celiacs should be sentenced to death (well, depending on whether your state allows the death penalty or not, maybe just a lifetime in prison then haha).

  3. Kat July 6, 2014 at 5:38 pm Reply

    I love you for your honest reactions to shit like this!

  4. Meg July 7, 2014 at 11:02 am Reply

    That was seriously the stupidest article I have ever read. It was just a bunch of garbage and not funny by any means….completely disrespectful!!! I am surprised Fat Tire would have someone with that kind of character representing their brand.

  5. CJ July 11, 2014 at 3:22 pm Reply

    Glad you responded to this! Flew right under my radar. … I think my response generally is, Oh, oh dear frick. Um. Bye now.

    Love Anti-Wheat Girl’s Buzzfeed article. At least it got up there.

  6. Randy Wang September 5, 2014 at 1:23 am Reply

    My hunch is that most people (including the folks at Fat Tire) are intolerant to gluten to some degree, but live their lives never knowing. I recently did an experiment (details on my blog) where I ate pasta every day for a month after living mostly gluten-free for 7 months and was surprised by how horrible I felt. It’s taken 33 years to realize that my body performs better without gluten…

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