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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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 915 Total Answer Attempts   58%
 533 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 382 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

 
533 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
38 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
28 - Personal Attack
25 - Relativist Fallacy
24 - Guilt by Association
22 - False Dilemma
18 - Appeal to Common Practice
16 - Special Pleading
16 - Biased Generalization
15 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
14 - Begging the Question
13 - Appeal to Ridicule
13 - Red Herring
12 - Ad Hominem
12 - Poisoning the Well
11 - Appeal to Belief
10 - Hasty Generalization
9 - Misleading Vividness
9 - Fallacy of Division
8 - Confusing Cause and Effect
7 - Appeal to Tradition
7 - Burden of Proof
7 - Post Hoc
7 - Appeal to Spite
6 - Genetic Fallacy
6 - Slippery Slope
6 - Ignoring a Common Cause
6 - Fallacy of Composition
4 - Middle Ground
3 - Appeal to Authority
3 - Appeal to Novelty
3 - Appeal to Emotion
2 - Gambler's Fallacy
1 - Appeal to Pity
1 - Appeal to Popularity

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