Gwyneth Paltrow was slammed by Piers Morgan this week over hilariously woke posts on the website for her lifestyle brand Goop. One Goop article called men ‘penis-bearing people’ while offering a tutorial on penis rings, and another referred to men as ‘the people with a prostate.’
‘Gwyneth is talking absurd virtue-signaling goop,’ Piers, 57, exclaimed, according to The Sun. ‘A penis-bearing person is called a MAN. And I say this with some confidence as someone who bears one.’
Neither of the Goop articles in question has a byline, so the extent of Gwyneth’s involvement in writing them is unknown. Gwyneth’s recent slating by Piers Morgan is not the first time she has been the subject of ridicule because of a peculiar turn of phrase.
Anne Robinson, once the hostess of The Weakest Link, quipped: ‘If she can’t identify a man, she needs to be careful having her outdoor daily shower.’ She was referring to the fact that Gwyneth revealed in a recent Goop video that her luxurious morning routine includes an outdoor shower after a sauna session.
However the brand has been constantly expanding ever since, and two years ago it even sprouted its own Netflix series, The Goop Lab. Gwyneth hit headlines around the world at the dawn of 2020 for releasing a $75 candle on Goop called This Smells Like My Vagina.
When she and her first husband Chris Martin split up in 2014, she inspired widespread mockery by calling their breakup ‘conscious uncoupling.’ Since its launch in 2008, Goop has become known for advice ranging from the idiosyncratic to the bizarre, exhorting women to steam clean their vaginas and theorizing about a ‘Link Between Underwire Bras And Breast Cancer.’
The product, which rapidly sold out, was marketed as smelling of ‘geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed.’ Her vagina candle was such a runaway success that Gwyneth followed it up with another $75 candle, this one supposedly with the aroma of her orgasm.
Goop lists ‘tart grapefruit, neroli, and ripe cassis berries blended with gunpowder tea and Turkish rose absolute’ as the components of the scent.To mark the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade this January, Gwyneth released yet another Goop candle called Hands Off My Vagina.
The limited edition candle cost $75, with $25 of each sale going to the Reproductive Freedom Project of the ACLU Foundation, according to Goop.
She told Jimmy Fallon at the time: ‘You know, I think we are very pro-woman at Goop, obviously, and we really do believe that women should have agency to make whatever choice they wanna make in their lives in any area. And so we were happy to be able to partner with the ACLU and do this. It’s really exciting.’
Months later, the Supreme Court passed the authority to make abortion laws back to the states by overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that had guaranteed abortion rights nationwide for nearly half a century.
Meanwhile, Gwyneth has been married since 2018 to her dashing second husband Brad Falchuk, a screenwriter known for his collaborations with Ryan Murphy.
On the personal front, Gwyneth and Chris have managed to remain amicable co-parents to their children Apple, 18, and Moses, 16. Gwyneth is even friendly with Chris’ dramatically younger girlfriend Dakota Johnson, who shot to international stardom in the Fifty Shades Of Grey films.