A bodybuilder has called out influencers for not being open about steroid use, telling them to think about the harm they are potentially doing to their audience.
Noel Deyzel admits that he’s not a ‘natural bodybuilder’ and uses substances to enhance his development.
And he has now urged others to do the same, claiming that it is harmful to their followers’ health if they continue to conceal the truth or use their platform to sell steroids to the uninformed.
In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Noel referenced previous posts he had shared where he opened up about his own steroid use.
He said: “I had no sponsors at the time of making those videos.
“And people said to me, ‘Why would you make a video like that? You’re not gonna get any sponsors talking about your PED use’.
“I had a software development company for 13 years – I didn’t start making these videos for money or free supplements.
“I saw that the young generation didn’t have guidance and had the wrong influences.
“And it’s too common to see lies for sale of workout and diet plans, even supplements. And when these beginners do buy and apply this advice, most of the time it doesn’t work how they expect.
“Too many influencers are chasing money and profiting off of vulnerability.”
Noel goes on to say that he won’t call anyone out specifically but that he just wants others like him to be honest and more mindful.
He says: “And no, I will not disclose what gear I’m using, because I have a large younger audience and the last thing I want is for any one of them to get hurt because of something I’ve said.
“I’ve seen people promoting steroid cycles for younger audiences on TikTok, and that just isn’t ok.
“The fitness industry has some of the most supportive and good people I’ve come by, and at the same time, some of the most arrogant, self absorbed people with hidden agendas.”
Adding: “The term influence means to have an effect on the character or development of someone.
“Be mindful of who you follow and be careful of who you let influence you.”