‘The Goop Lab’ May Have Revealed a Disturbing Truth About This Controversial Celebrity
There seems to be a growing disparity between believing Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop products can really help a person’s health and whether she believes in their potential herself.
A few instances have popped up where she doesn’t seem to really believe or care about many of the products her company sells. It’s kind of strange mainstream media hasn’t noticed this and waved some red flags.
Most concerning to health critics is the new Netflix docuseries The Goop Lab where some critics note Paltrow seems to have outed herself as not being particularly happy with some of the things her company offers.
According to one media analyst recently, Episode Four might have to be called into question and if consumers of Goop products will second-guess buying anything more.
What happens in ‘The Goop Lab’ that has critics complaining?
To eliminate all legal concerns, The Goop Lab already posts a caveat at the beginning of each episode stating all health claims are for entertainment only and shouldn’t be taken as real. Places like Screen Rant complain this is still false advertising considering many people do buy those products for hope in reversing aging.
It’s when Paltrow herself ends up trying some of the techniques and products from Goop where things go awry during Ep 4. She’s seen trying a new diet fad supposedly able to slow down the biological aging clock. The diet is clearly not healthy since it involves eating fewer calories, something Paltrow is seen complaining about.
While doctors involved supposedly say she managed to reverse aging taking on the diet, how does Paltrow think she’ll sell this plan if she herself doesn’t want to try it?
Then there’s another moment where Paltrow tries the infamous “vampire facial” involving reinjecting one’s blood back into their skin to keep it from aging. There aren’t any noticeable skin differences in the segment, including recent media noting the technique as dangerous.
Is Paltrow subtly telling her customers she doesn’t believe in her products?
This moment in Episode 4 isn’t the only time Paltrow seems to be blissfully ignorant about the products Goop offers. When she appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel back in October, Kimmel showed some of the more offbeat products her company sells.
Paltrow couldn’t seem to identify all of the items he showed her, including a water bottle containing an amethyst.
Is there a chance she uses few to any Goop products out of fear of what they could do? If there’s truth to that, then there may be all indication she’s in this strictly as a business and not as a personal advocate.
And, yet, there she is hosting The Goop Lab almost like an infomercial. Should we believe there’s a possibility of someone endorsing their company without using the products themselves?
One could argue it’s happened before if you go by celebrities who’ve endorsed products in ads, but later claimed they don’t use them in real life.
In the case of Paltrow, it’s almost like the late Steve Jobs not being able to identify Apple products he helped get out to the masses.
Will Netflix continue ‘The Goop Lab’ due to the criticism?
Netflix doesn’t seem to show much care in airing a pseudoscience show like The Goop Lab since they may consider it merely a new form of entertainment. Even as that, though, it’s hard to look at it as something entertaining to watch when it’s concurrently promoting useful health techniques and products.
Maybe when the crescendo of criticism grows too great, Netflix won’t bring the series back. With so many attacking it as nothing but a commercial for Goop products, Netflix might want to look at other shows providing sensible health information anyone can afford to do.
Since real health information has proof in the sometimes literal pudding, there wouldn’t have to be any disclaimers.