Last week, I watched a TikTok video on repeat and laughed out loud each time. Someone I know had shared it to Instagram. Be warned: the language is Not Safe For Work. But somehow, when harsh words are coming out of an Annoyed Lemon, it’s hilarious.
Gwyneth Paltrow takes a lot of heat for her questionable health and wellness routines. Does she tout them simply to promote her brand, Goop, or does she truly believe in the Vagina Steamer and Psychic Vampire Repellent Spray? We may never know.
But last week, a video went viral of Gwyneth discussing her diet. She was on a vitamin IV drip as she spoke. And the Annoyed Lemon responded with (almost) every woman’s reaction.
Of course, there was more to the story. Paltrow issued a video statement clarifying her comments after the video went viral.
“It’s important for everybody to know that I was doing a podcast with my doctor. This is a person that I’ve been working with for over two years now to deal with some chronic stuff. I eat far more than bone broth and vegetables. I eat full meals. And I also have a lot of days of eating whatever I want, and eating French fries and whatever.”
Paltrow has been dealing with the effects of Long Covid and cautions that no one should take what she says as advice or guidance for a diet plan. And yet, diet advice is exactly what she offers through Goop. Along with thousand-dollar dresses, skin and hair care, home laser kits, and pricey jewellery.
Follow her, don’t follow her. Believe her, or think she’s full of goop. None of it makes a difference to me. But people with influence do need to be more careful about what they tout as advice. Or prepare to suffer the wrath of an outspoken citrus fruit.