Maybe Tiffany Haddish Shouldn’t Consume Turpentine

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Tiffany Haddish is the talk of social media, and the actress’s profile with GQ has people buzzing and giving her some side eyes. While most people are probably reflecting on Haddish’s claim that an unknown actress bit Beyoncé on the face, allow me to point out that Haddish said that she drinks turpentine.


Yup, you read correctly. Haddish, who probably got the idea after wandering down one too many Dr. Sebi YouTube videos, admitted that a little turpentine ain’t never killed nobody.

“A teaspoon of turpentine will not kill you,” Haddish said. “The government doesn’t want you to know that if you have a cold, just take some turpentine with some sugar or castor oil or honey and it’ll go away the next day.”

And when the interviewer suggested, “I didn’t think humans could consume turpentine,” Haddish doubled down on the foolishness.

“Honey,” began Haddish, “back during slavery—let me teach you something, OK?”

Also, Haddish believes that people have worms in their bodies. Now, she didn’t mention if those were tapeworms or parasites, but that’s beside the point.


Haddish explained that after drinking turpentine, she felt more focused and sharp. The interviewer pointed out that turpentine has been ruled a poison, but Haddish said that the government wrote that information, and basically everything is a c-o-n-spiracy.

Someone please save Tiffany Haddish and make her realize her turpentine cocktails could kill her.

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Turpentine oil is certainly medicinal, but it shouldn’t be taken by mouth.

I really hate when people reference things people did to treat illness hundreds of years ago. Like...there’s a reason we don’t do many of things any more. We’ve learned since then.