Netflix, Gwyneth Paltrow slammed over controversial show

Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix show is being blasted by critics and it hasn’t even premiered yet.

According to Netflix, The Goop Lab is a “documentary series about the lifestyle and wellness company, Goop, founded by American actress Gwyneth Paltrow”.

During each episode of the series, the actress and her Goop team will examine such controversial topics as energy healing, exorcisms, psychics and psychedelic drugs.

The show is slated to premiere on January 24th with six episodes.

Paltrow’s company not only sells fashion accessories and clothing, it also markets detoxifying superpowders, vibrator necklaces, sun potions and other such contentious wellness items.

Detractors claim that Netflix as a company has crossed the line. That the series is nothing more than an infomercial for not only Paltrow’s brand, company but also for junk science and potentially harmful junk wellness trends and products too.

Goop has already felt the sting of the judicial hammer. In a 2018 court decision they were forced to pay $145,000 in penalties and had to give refunds to customers due to the unfounded health benefits of their vaginal Jade and Rose Quartz Eggs and their Inner Judge Flower Essence Blend product. The prosecuting Orange County District Attorney’s office deemed the claims were “not supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence.”

Goop claimed the Jade Egg and Rose Quartz Egg would improve sex lives while the Judge Flower Essence Blend would rid the users of guilt, self-criticism.

The poster for these series itself depicting what could be interpreted as a giant vagina, has already generated its fair share of backlash as well.

Those who don’t want Netflix to air the series have started a petition.

Top Photo: Netflix’s poster for The Goop Lab. Courtesy: Netflix.

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