Dr. Mehmet Oz took the opportunity to stick it to a group of his critics during his 1000th show Tuesday, April 21.
“Freedom of speech is the most fundamental right we have as Americans,” Dr. Oz says. “These 10 doctors are trying to silence that right. I vow to you right here, right now. We will not be silenced. We will not give in.”
The 10 doctors he is referring to are a group who wrote letters to the dean of Columbia University asking for Dr. Oz, a longtime teacher there, to be fired.
In the letter, Dr. Oz’s colleagues expressed distain that he endorses things like weight loss products on his show. They wrote that “he has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence based medicine.”
The 10 physicians also accused the doctor of having an “egregious lack of integrity by promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain.”
On his 1000th show, Oz certainly made it clear he wasn’t going to go away without a fight.
This isn’t the first time Dr. Oz has been in hot water over products he has endorsed or statements he has made on the program. In June of 2014 he faced the Senate to address whether or not his weight loss products were a scam.