The British National Health Service (NHS) has given Gwyneth Paltrow (47) a serious wipe. According to director Simon Stevens, the actress promotes dubious products and shrewd methods that can harm health. “What a waste of money!” He says.
Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop has come under fire several times because of the expensive and controversial products it offers. The actress recently launched another candle that smells of vagina, but there are also other remarkable things in the range such as a spray that keeps vampires away, a machine for rolling joints, vaginal eggs that strengthen femininity, a golden vibrator of 14,000 euros and water with crystals that can offer spiritual help. “These products and treatments are too good to be true,” continues NHS chief executive Simon Stevens. “They don’t work at all. Buyers risk their health this way. Moreover, the products are also far too expensive. What a waste of money! ”
During a speech at the Sheldonian Theater in Oxford, Stevens also discussed some specific products. “Now take that spray to ‘repel vampires’. In addition, the actress mentions in one breath that chemical sunscreen is a bad idea. In addition, she promotes intestinal rinses with coffee while involving health risks. I therefore emphasize that the NHS states that such intestinal flushes have no scientifically proven health benefits. ”
Workshop ‘get orgasms’
Gwyneth’s brand also recently got its own life on Netflix. A few weeks ago, Paltrow launched ‘The Goop Lab’ on the streaming service, in which she investigates strange wellness techniques. For example, she attends a workshop on ‘getting orgasms’ and she talks about psychedelic drugs and devils. And that series too can count on the necessary criticism. “This is terrible. Paltrow, among other things, visits a ‘therapist’ who claims to resolve psychological trauma by simply rubbing his hands over the body. If viewers test all of this themselves, it can have harmful consequences. Netflix is also seriously wrong with this. Gwyneth is a charlatan. This is really ‘fake news’ ”, Stevens continues.
At Goop they see no problem. “We attach great importance to the effectiveness of our products,” it says in a response. “The controversy arises because we approach certain themes from a different point of view. By the way, we display very transparently when certain techniques are still at an early stage or have not been proven by science. In addition, our scientific department ensures that our products are of high quality. We greatly appreciate the work of the NHS and we often base ourselves on strict British standards. ”