Brian Johnson admits his Liver King persona was an ‘experiment’
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Over the weekend, the fitness influencer posted a video titled ‘Liver King Confession... I Lied.’
He previously stated his unconventional diet of eating raw foods while avoiding everything processed is the secret to his shredded physique.
However, Liver King, whose real name is Brian Johnson, shared that he hasn’t been entirely honest with his followers.
“I’m here now to set the record straight,” Johnson said as he breathed a big sigh. “Yes, I’ve done steroids, and yes, I’m on steroids, monitored and managed by a trained hormone clinician.
"Liver King, the public figure, was an experiment to spread the message.”
Liver King then explained he began promoting ‘ancestral living’, which was advocating a caveman lifestyle of raw meat, raw eggs and testicles to assist men with their health.
He explained in his tell-all video why he decided to put on a fake persona.
Brian said: “Our young men are hurting the most. Feeling lost, weak and submissive. So I made it my job to model, teach and preach a simple, elegant solution called ancestral living with nine ancestral tenets so that people no longer have to suffer.
“So we can collectively express our highest, most dominant form.”
Liver King revealed that because he was not a professional athlete, he initially didn’t feel the need to come clean about his steroid usage.
He believed if he admitted usage, it would ‘overshadow’ his message.
He added: “Continually dismissed it, and I dug myself into a bigger and deeper hole. I have only myself to blame.”
However, he said he would begin to be transparent with his audience as ‘there’s a time and a place for pharmacological intervention’ with a trained physician.
So far, his video has attracted over 2.3 million views; but many were quick to take aim at the influencer, claiming his apology was insincere.
One person wrote: “He shoulda just said yeah, I lied, I wanted to make a lot of money. That’s at least somewhat understandable and I'd respect him for being honest at least.”
Another commented: “I love that he monetised the video.”
A third said: “You know it’s going to be a good apology video when he mentions how rich he is in the first 30 seconds.”
While another shared: “The Liver King is definitely one of those people who argue ‘any publicity is good publicity’.”