The Internet is not pleased with Howie Mandel after he posted a graphic video on TikTok. The comedian and America's Got Talent judge uploaded a video of a prolapsed rectum on his account, which has over 9.9 million followers. The disturbing image has caused trauma to some netizens and has made Mandel a trending topic online.
It is not clear what was running on Mandel's mind when he decided to post such grotesque content. However, it seems like the video was taken down after a lot of backlash from viewers. The prolapsed rectum is a medical condition that causes part of the large intestine to slip out from its original position. This is a painful condition, but medical practitioners can treat it with surgery or home treatment.
In a recent podcast, Howie revealed that he has obsessive-compulsive disorder and has experienced intrusive thoughts for years. The 67-year-old star has been open about his struggle with OCD as he tries to raise awareness for mental health.
Despite the fact that society has made great progress in the reduction of stigma around mental illness, there is still a lot to be done. Especially in the medical field, where many people feel uncomfortable discussing their problems with doctors. Luckily, there are websites such as BetterHelp which connects people with licensed therapists for online counseling. It also offers ERP therapy for OCD, a technique that helps reduce anxiety by slowly confronting the triggers of the disorder.