WHY VAG­I­NAL EGGS ON RA­DIO 4? Lis­ten­ers’ fury at Gwyn ‘plug’

Midweek Sport - - HOT N HORNDY -

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?”

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