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Peter: "Based on the arguments I have presented, it is evident that it is morally wrong to use animals for food or clothing."
Bill: "But you are wearing a leather jacket and you have a roast beef sandwich in your hand! How can you say that using animals for food and clothing is wrong!"
Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
AKA "You Too Fallacy"

Category: Fallacies of Relevance (Red Herrings) → Ad hominems (Genetic Fallacies)

This fallacy is committed when it is concluded that a person's claim is false because 1) it is inconsistent with something else a person has said or 2) what a person says is inconsistent with her actions. This type of "argument" has the following form:

  1. Person A makes claim X.
  2. Person B asserts that A's actions or past claims are inconsistent with the truth of claim X.
  3. Therefore X is false.
The fact that a person makes inconsistent claims does not make any particular claim he makes false (although of any pair of inconsistent claims only one can be true-but both can be false). Also, the fact that a person's claims are not consistent with his actions might indicate that the person is a hypocrite but this does not prove his claims are false.

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 1,094 Total Answer Attempts   57%
 621 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 473 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

 
621 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
42 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
37 - Personal Attack
30 - Guilt by Association
29 - Relativist Fallacy
24 - False Dilemma
19 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
19 - Appeal to Ridicule
19 - Appeal to Common Practice
18 - Special Pleading
18 - Biased Generalization
17 - Begging the Question
17 - Ad Hominem
15 - Red Herring
14 - Appeal to Belief
14 - Misleading Vividness
13 - Poisoning the Well
12 - Hasty Generalization
12 - Appeal to Spite
10 - Confusing Cause and Effect
10 - Fallacy of Division
8 - Burden of Proof
8 - Slippery Slope
8 - Post Hoc
7 - Appeal to Tradition
7 - Genetic Fallacy
7 - Ignoring a Common Cause
7 - Fallacy of Composition
6 - Appeal to Novelty
5 - Appeal to Emotion
4 - Appeal to Authority
4 - Middle Ground
3 - Appeal to Pity
3 - Appeal to Popularity
3 - Peer Pressure
2 - Gambler's Fallacy
2 - Appeal to Flattery

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