Actress Gwyneth Paltrow may have made tons of money this year with Avengers: Endgame breaking box office records, but she’s still high on the you-disappoint-me list of fans. The actress’s Goop website recently posted an article which promoted the image today’s generation is trying to erase from culture – to be as thin as a stick as possible.
Paltrow is known for encouraging people to try weird stuff in the guise of health advice. But one too many times fans have pointed out that her suggestions are not based on science. In fact, sometimes they are bad enough to be dangerous. This time around, her website told people to slim down to their “leanest livable weight.” But guess what, experts are warning against this.
The message that GP is sending out with this article, called Busting Diet Myths, promotes eating disorders. Goop claims that the piece which discussed weight with Dr. Traci Mann, a US-based psychologist, is “supported by science.” Credible scientists think that the advice of being on the lowest end of your weight range is harmful.
Young women can easily misinterpret this message and it’s especially ludicrous because it comes from someone popular. Such dieting is unhealthy; the goal should be to eat nutritious rather than count calories. You can never easily figure out your leanest livable weight and then what happens is that you start pursuing unhealthy eating habits to find out.
This is not the first time people have pointed out that Gwyneth Paltrow sells fishy stuff. Many are of the view that she just puts up everything unique but meh on the site. Goop says that the luxury site sells stuff that it is great for women’s health and wellness. In truth, these items are more often than not a disappointment.
Only last month, the actress was criticized for putting forward an unrealistic body image. The Ironman star’s wellness business’s Instagram account showed the naked backside of a woman who had a very fit physique so much so that her ribcage was visible. Many thought that the picture was of Gwyneth’s herself.
While Paltrow’s brand is focusing on promoting slimness to a crazy level, the actress herself once worried out loud about her insecurities. She questioned, “what happens to your identity as a woman if you’re not f—kable and beautiful?” It’s not just that Goop is the opposite of what wellness should be. People hate Gwyneth for other reasons too.
It is believed that in real life, the 47-year-old star is arrogant and outright mean with a better-than-you attitude. Despite Goop being a label that many think misguides its readers, Paltrow believes that her company sets wellness trends. In one interview, she said “I’ve always been the person who introduces wellness ideas into the culture.”
“You can love or hate it, but Goop is building something that’s changing the world, and it’s irrefutable that the world is coming along with us,” she further added. There is the question though, does Goop actually want to promote risky products and ideas or is it just joking? After all, Paltrow did once defend her business by saying, “We look for products that will create that reaction.”