90 Day Fiancé star Jesse Meester has been making headlines lately, but not always for the right reasons. The reality star, who was featured on the show alongside Darcey Silva, was recently upbraided by some fans following a post that implied he had hoarded facemasks with the intention of selling them. Now, Meester has released a book about intermittent fasting, one of the latest dieting trends. However, it seems that certain negative reviews have Meester riled up, and he claims he’ll be seeking legal action against certain commenters.
Jesse Meester faces fan backlash over post about masks
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Empty streets in SoHo, my favorite neighborhood in Manhattan. Times are tough for all of us, some critically more than others. To clarify the mask questions: before the pandemic and virus spread I had 12 N-95 masks. Why 12? I have been sharing many articles people should protect themselves and each other by wearing something. So I got them way early and always had them. People thought it was foolish first. Then when the virus got serious people asked if I sell any masks, which raised the selling question, but I said NO I don’t believe in selling those. First, I only had 12 for friends, family and people that need them most. Second, I believe with the spread of this current pandemic it‘s selfish to proceed in any other way than donating them to where it’s needed. Thanks to my friend @traxnyc I was able to have 1 for myself with a 70% alcohol spray bottle. My message is (if you have any) not sell, but give to healthcare workers, family and protect yourself! Unfortunately selling is happening everywhere still and now finally experts are admitting it’s smart to wear something while people were making fun of me and @traxnyc when we said this from the start. Now people are waking up. Today, me and my incredible team @meesterpt & @meesterstore donated the last few N95 masks to hospitals and help our incredible healthcare workers fighting COVID-19. We will keep a few to give out to friends and family. Including some of you. If you need one, please comment below and we can ship one to you (less than 10 left). I encourage anyone who has N95 (wether it’s 2 or 10), to do the same. They need them most! Also, please reach out to someone and offer some encouragement or help! Hospitals are also looking for people to donate letters and artwork to patients. These things are free and most of us can’t leave our homes much anyways, so please help out with anything you can. 💙 UPDATE: please don't send you address anymore. We just reached the limit of the last 10 we were able to send. God bless you all!
Jesse Meester recently made and then edited an Instagram post that seemed to draw criticism from a bevy of 90 Day Fiancé fans.
The reality star posted a picture of himself in a car mirror, and originally wrote, in part, “Before the pandemic I ordered N-95 masks to sell them online. I realized with the spread of this current pandemic it would have been selfish to proceed in any other way than donating them to where it’s needed. Today, me and my incredible team @meesterpt & @meesterstore donated the last few N95 masks to hospitals and help our incredible healthcare workers fighting COVID-19.”
Meester later edited the post, changing the first line to read, “Before the pandemic I had N-95 masks.”
However, he wasn’t able to make the change before some eagle-eyed fans screencapped it and began tearing into the reality star.
One fan of the show wrote, “What a piece of sh*t for doing what he did, and an even bigger piece of sh*t for making this post for validation.”
A Reddit user added, “Seriously…to even think of capitalizing on purchasing masks before a pandemic? It’s not justifiable, no matter how you slice it. But he’s over here like ‘oh wow guys now it’s really bad, much worse than I thought so please observe me being a martyr, donating masks I intended to price gouge.’ What the actual f*ck.”
Jesse Meester receives negative reviews
Now, it seems Jesse Meester isn’t happy with some of the attention his new book is receiving. Meester, who advertises himself as a fitness professional, “applied psychologist,” and life coach, wrote a book about intermittent fasting.
The book can be found on Amazon, and sports the lengthy title, Intermittent Fasting Simplified For Body & Mind Integrated With Applied Psychology. Currently, the book’s Amazon reviews sit at around 1.5 stars. The book itself costs $29.99 in paperback format.
The book has received largely negative reviews. One Amazon reviewer wrote, “The author has no qualifications to be writing a book about nutrition or psychology. A bachelor’s degree in psychology does not qualify one as an expert in that subject matter.”
Another reviewer added, “This first thing that stood out to be was the really bad grammar, I understand english isn’t the author’s first language, but I feel like if you are going to publish a book get a good editor, because it is very distracting. Every page I read had several errors, and this is not an exaggeration. The first 5 chapters of the book are just fluff, no advice, just testimonials and lots on ‘why he wrote the book.’ The actual substantive portions of the book offer nothing unique. If you want to learn about intermittent fasting, I think there are many books that are way better (better written, easier to follow, offer better advice) [sic].”
There were also reviews that were unhelpfully negative, clearly poking fun at Meester and deriding him based on his behavior during his season of 90 Day Fiancé.
The ‘90 Day Fiancé’ star threatens legal action
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Excited to finally share this with you! Today I can officially announce that my book is published. And you can already order it online on my website! If you want it signed you have to wait a little longer and order it from my webshop jessemeester.com 📚 After helping many clients with my intermittent fasting program and training, @meesterpt winning the Dutch Fitness Awards in 2018 with the highest rating in Amsterdam, graduating in psychology, I’ve been working on bringing the best of both worlds together in this practical book. The ultimate goal has been to help so many more people live a better life. A better lifestyle, more energy, flexibility, weight loss, better skin and so much more. Seeing lives completely change for the better motivated me to write this! Since my whole effort to write this book was to help more people i’m going to continu that effort by donating 50% of all profit to @redcrossamerica and @rodekruis starting this month. Thank you all for your support throughout these years. I see you. And remember: always give the haters something to hate. They don’t want us to win, so we’re going to win. This one is for you fam. I love you all! 💙
Jesse Meester has not been happy with his book’s reception at the hand of Amazon reviewers. Meester took to his Instagram story to threaten legal action against defamatory and false reviews.
Meester wrote, “It has come to @amazon and our attention that some keyboard warrior have left false/defamatory reviews on Amazon without even having purchased my book. Now we have information we are looking for a US civil litigation attorney to assist in bringing legal action against anyone making false/defamatory reviews on Amazon. DM me. Thank you!”
90 Day Fiancé fans seemed amused at Meester’s impression that he’d be able to pursue litigation against Amazon reviewers. One fan commented on Reddit, “Because lawyers are going to take up a lawsuit against random internet people. They’d LOSE money on it!”
Another added, “What is up with the 90 dayers and their misunderstanding of how lawsuits work? He’d probably try to argue his book would be a number one nyt bestseller but for some crappy amazon reviews.”
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