You can sniff Gwyneth Paltrows vagina-scented candle but dont you dare take her picture!
The Goop founder kindly created a $75 candle called This Smells Like My Vagina so we can all get a sniff of her special sauce (or we could if the piquant product werent sold out). Proving her head is also up her proverbial pudenda, Paltrow made a public presentation at the National Retail Federation at the Javits Center Tuesday and promptly threw out all fotogs so she could wax lyrical to 2,000 people about her privates with privacy.
Gwynnie blamed sexism in the business world. Using an unfortunate turn of phrase, she said, There are different kinds of controversy. First of all, I am a huge target because I was an actress, a very visible actress, and then I decided to be a founder and entrepreneur, and I think that really rubbed people the wrong way. What really might have rubbed others the wrong way was that infamous jade egg incident when Goop was fined $145,000 for making unsubstantiated claims the product could fix hormone levels and bladder control.
Describing such malodorous moments as headwinds, she continued, I think people have mixed reactions to me and to all women stepping outside the box that they are very comfortable with us being in and doing something else. I have been in the public eye for a long time, and I understood that was going to be something inherent in this journey. Sometimes I think of the headwinds Ive had to face growing this business, and then I think of some male counterparts who started businesses at the same time, and its pretty incredible what weve come up against.
Paltrow explained how she endured controversy when they made early mistakes, but theres also good controversy like her vagina-scented candle that attracts new customers. If you are in the news and its driving traffic to your site, its not a bad thing.