WHY VAGINAL EGGS ON RADIO 4? Listeners’ fury at Gwyn ‘plug’
LISTENERS of up-its-own-arse BBC Radio 4 spluttered into their Earl Grey tea yesterday when they were faced with a chat about FANNY EGGS!
Today programme presenter Mishal Husain was quizzing Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow about her Goop brand, following the launch of her firm’s first pop-up store in London.
Goop was criticised by fanny medics for flogging the minge eggs.
And the BBC drew flak – for giving Goop a “free ad” and for landing fanny eggs in listeners’ laps first so early in the morning.
Gwynnie also got a slot on BBC Breakfast News yesterday.
Mishal asked Gwyneth about a lawsuit that Goop settled for £110k over unproven claims made about the eggs she sold on the site.
She said: “You had to settle a lawsuit criticising the claims that were made on vaginal eggs. How do you feel?”
Gwyneth replied: “As CHAT: Mishal and Gwyneth you grow as a company, you learn about claims.
“If you look at product and say his may help with wrinkles, you can’t say this will eradicate wrinkles.
“We still stand behind our products.”
But listeners were left unconvinced by Gwyneth’s defence of Goop, with one branding the Today programme’s interview as “pathetic”.
One Twitter user CalKross posted: “BBC giving Gwyneth Paltrow free advertainment for her vaginal snake oil delivery system is a bit of a weird one. It’s nice to know you can still be successful despite going absolutely bonkers.”
Meanwhile John Price said: “Stomach-turning interview. Why do we give airtime to this woman’s dishonest, manipulative business? Vaginal crystal eggs, FFS?”