Gross-Out Alert! Tyra Banks Airs First Televised Colonic

Is this national gross-out week on The Tyra Show?

On Wednesday, Tyra Banks had a show dedicated to the grossest people in America, including people who eat their own toenails and who wear the same pair of underwear days at a time. Well, that’s nothing compared to Friday’s show, when Banks aired the first televised colonic.

Not sure what a colonic is? Here is Tyra’s definition of the medical procedure.

"A colonic is when you stick this, like, tube in your booty and, um, they suck the poo out of you," Banks explains on her show. "So it’s like the opposite of diarrhea!"

Well said, Tyra.

I can’t tell if Tyra is doing this for shock value or if she’s trying to bring awareness to the myths around cleansing.

It’s hard to take her seriously when she says things like "suck the poo out of you." Does anyone over the age of 10 use the term "poo" in the first place?

Instead of a colonic, I would take Tyra’s show more seriously if she were televising a colonoscopy in order to bring awareness to colon cancer. But of course she couldn’t tout as being the first since Katie Couric performed the test while on the Today show in 2000.

Do you think Tyra is televising a colonic purely for shock value? Chime in below!


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