Left-wing Obama superfan Gwyneth Paltrow is coming under fire for peddling an allegedly phony skin “sticker” claimed to be composed of space suit material. It’s supposed to promote New Age healing.
Paltrow’s website claims that the stickers are made from NASA astronauts’ space suits were declared bogus by a former NASA scientist.
A former NASA scientist is criticizing Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle and wellness website for promoting bogus $120 stickers that allegedly contain materials used in spacesuits.
“Body Vibes” stickers, according to tech website Gizmodo, are the latest product promoted by the actress’s website “Goop” to come under fire. The stickers, sold for $120 for a pack of 24, are said to be made from “NASA spacesuit material” to “rebalance energy frequency in our bodies,” according to the website.
Goop posted a blog post praising the product.
“Human bodies operate at an ideal energetic frequency, but everyday stresses and anxiety can throw off our internal balance, depleting our energy reserves and weakening our immune systems,” Paltrow’s website said. “Body Vibes stickers come pre-programmed to an ideal frequency, allowing them to target imbalances.”
Mark Shelhamer, former chief scientist at NASA’s human research division, told Gizmodo of the product: “Wow. What a load of BS this is.”
Shelhamer said the stickers’ claim to have carbon material from NASA spacesuits is false. He said the suits contained synthetic polymers, spandex and other materials, not carbon.
“Not only is the whole premise like snake oil, the logic doesn’t even hold up,” Shelhamer said. “If they promote healing, why do they leave marks on the skin when they are removed?”
Poor Gwyneth, even her leftist allies are calling foul on this chicanery.
Left-wing BuzzFeed reports:
“Open-minded” may work in Paltrow’s Goop world, but it doesn’t work in science. Chemists, physicists, engineers, and astronauts carefully test hypotheses based on prior research, try to falsify those evidence-informed guesses through experimentation, and then throw out the claims that don’t pass muster. Goop has a right to sell “open-minded” woo, but it should stop trying to pass off its Goopshit as science.