if goop = gwyneth paltrow does goop = b.s. ?

goop
ɡo͞op/
noun

NORTH AMERICAN informal
  1. sloppy or sticky semifluid matter, typically something unpleasant.
    • mawkish sentiment.

     

Gwyneth Paltrow.  Actress and self imagined health and lifestyle guru.  Have never been a fan as she just gives off the vibes in every interview I have seen of a self-absorbed narcissist.   Apple doesn’t fall far from the self-absorbed narcissist tree as her mother is actress Blythe Danner.

So Gwyneth has this Goop thing going on.  I posted the definition of “goop” above.  Perhaps oddly appropriate?

Anyway Goop is somewhat pretentious.  BS articles, and lots of overpriced crap no one needs to buy except Gwyneth says so. She even has a pop up market in the Hamptons (Amagansett).

Anyway, one of the things she like to opine on is how women REALLY get breast cancer, because she is an expert you know.  According Gwynnie, bras. (Do you feel my eyes rolling?)

Just for the record, this myth was debunked as far back as 2014 .

But no….Gwyneth knows all.

Here is where a very cool doctor took her on in 2015

Hey Gwyneth Paltrow, a GYN says stop scaring women about bras and breast cancer

Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP is the latest site to stoke false fears about bras and breast cancer (scaremongering being a nice touch for breast cancer awareness month – wraps up the whole October fright fest thing with a pink bow). The post is written by Dr. Habib Sadeghi, a doctor of osteopathic medicine and apparently the person who brought us the term conscious uncoupling….

There is no science to back up a bra and breast cancer connection, never mind that the mechanism is biologically implausible. The myth has been debunked so many times I have lost track, but if you want more data read Dr. David Gorski, a cancer surgeon (so someone who knows a lot more about breast cancer than Sadeghi, Singer, or Schacter). He has debunked the myth several times. There is also no data to suggest carrying your cell phone in your bra can cause cancer. By the way, Sadeghi doesn’t think you should even have WiFi in your house.

It’s so ludicrous that it should be funny, except some women will read this and be scared.

Ladies, wear your bra or don’t. Your choice. Heck, wear it to bed if it’s comfortable. It’s all good. If it’s digging in get a fitting from an expert, not because it could be building up toxins but because everyone should know the joy of a well-fitted bra.

 

This author wrote another post which had me in stitches – Dear Gwyneth Paltrow we’re not f**king with you we’re correcting you, XOXO Science

Read it.

I am not a fan of quackery.  I am not a fan of idiots who opine on a disease they have never had, nor know anything substantive about.  It is offensive.

So here’s my note to GP of GOOPedty GOOPpoop:

Dear Gwyneth Paltrow,

Hi.  Might I suggest you stick to selling overpriced whatever on your website and leave things like cancer to the actual educated experts?  I can assure you that bras and martians did not cause my breast cancer.

You are sooo extremely busy and important that I will just get right to it:  in a nutshell, reading your articles like the breast cancer caused by bras makes my head hurt.

Enjoy being a self-impressed narcissistic nutjob and stay out of my breast health. 

xoxo

A breast cancer survivor.

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About carla

Writer, blogger, photographer, breast cancer survivor. I write about whatever strikes my fancy as I meander through life.
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