Unfortunately, this one isn’t fake news. Recently the Washington Post reported on a fake doctor who got ten years in prison for killing a woman with toxic butt injections. They’re referring to the Florida case of Oneal Ron Morris, who pled no contest to manslaughter and practicing without a license. Over the course of a three-year period from 2007 to 2011, Morris injected patient Shatarka Nuby ten times with a mixture of cement, mineral oil, bathroom caulking, and Fix-a-Flat tire sealant. In 2011, the Post reports, Nuby wrote to the Florida Department of Health, stating that her buttocks had hardened and turned black. In March 2012, Nuby died; a medical examiner found the official cause of death to be respiratory failure from “massive systemic silicone migration” from injections in Nuby’s buttocks and hips.
Morris, who is and was unlicensed and unaccredited, is also unremorseful. “I’ve been found guilty by the media and outside sources based on lies,” she said in a statement to the court. “I have never ever or would dare ever to inject or have injected any human with any type of unknown substance.” Of course, that flies in the face of every fact the court uncovered.
The Morris case is sensational, deeply sad, and scary. But it also begs the question: Are any butt implants or injections safe at all? And how on earth can you tell the difference between the good, the bad, and the ones that are made from junk you could buy at Home Depot?