Kellyanne Conway gives advice to eat food over being addicted to opioids.

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Kellyanne Conway: Say no to drugs, yes to ‘the french fry’

The internet is shaking its head the opioid tzar's addiction advice.


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Posted on Mar 23, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 8:49 pm CDT

Twitter slammed Trump-appointed opioid czar Kellyanne Conway after she doled out some head-scratching advice to college students purchasing the synthetic pain-relieving drug fentanyl.

Her solution? Eat those carbs, kids! Just snack your way right through the pain!

Speaking at White House millennial forum Generation Next on Thursday, Conway warned the youth of America about opioid abuse by suggesting they stop being so strict about their food consumption.

“On our college campuses, you folks are reading the labels. They won’t put any sugar in their body. They won’t eat carbs anymore, and they’re very, very fastidious about what goes into their body. And then you buy a street drug for five or 10 dollars. It’s laced with fentanyl and that’s it,” Conway said. “So I guess my short advice is, as somebody double your age: Eat the ice cream, have the french fry, don’t buy the street drug. Believe me, it all works out.”

I have to say, I am extremely on board with Conway’s overarching message: Eat what you want, folks! But as far as advice for staying away from opioids, let alone kicking addiction? You’d have to be pretty unknowledgeable as an “opioid czar” to seriously suggest “just eat” as an alternative to drug abuse. As HuffPost pointed out, Conway’s advice smells of President Donald Trump‘s suggested anti-drug campaign in the ’80s tenor of “just say no.”

The internet saw through Conway’s frail advice and called out just how uninformed her words of wisdom seemed to be.

For people who had become seriously injured and hooked on opioids as a result, changing their eating habits wasn’t going to make the pain disappear, many pointed out.

Others just mocked Conway’s poetic delivery.

At least we know what impression Kate McKinnon will pull off on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live.

Watch Conway’s misguided ice cream and french fry suggestion below:

H/T HuffPost

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*First Published: Mar 23, 2018, 1:21 pm CDT