NASA Refutes Claim that Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP ‘Healing’ Stickers Share Properties with Space Suits

Gwyneth Paltrow‘s Goop has gotten a lot of criticism for its unconventional ideas – vagina steaming, over-the-top gift guides, and a $ 15,000 24-carat gold vibrator to name a few – and now the lifestyle brand is drawing fire from NASA for their claim that wearable “healing” stickers are made from the same material found in space suits.

The Goop website says the Body Vibes stickers “rebalance the energy frequency in our bodies” and “fill in the deficiencies in your reserves, creating a calming effect, smoothing out both physical tension and anxiety.” And claimed (in a statement that’s since been taken down) that the $ 160-per-10-pack stickers are “made with the same conductive carbon material NASA uses to line space suits so they can monitor an astronaut’s vitals during wear.”

But a spokesperson for NASA tells PEOPLE that they “do not line their spacesuits with conductive carbon material.”

Gizmodo also reported that Mark Shelhamer, former chief scientist at NASA’s human research division said, “What a load of BS,” when referring to the Body Vibes stickers.

“Not only is the whole premise like snake oil, the logic doesn’t even hold up,” he added. “If they promote healing, why do they leave marks on the skin when they are removed?” (Goop noted that if “you’ve got an event coming up,” to use caution since the stickers did leave marks on “a few Goop staffers” who wore them for the prescribed three-day period.)

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In response, Goop issued the following statement to PEOPLE:

“As we have always explained, advice and recommendations included on goop are not formal endorsements and the opinions expressed by the experts and companies we profile do not necessarily represent the views of goop. Our content is meant to highlight unique products and offerings, find open-minded alternatives, and encourage conversation. We constantly strive to improve our site for our readers, and are continuing to improve our processes for evaluating the products and companies featured. Based on the statement from NASA, we’ve gone back to the company to inquire about the claim and removed the claim from our site until we get additional verification.”

But Paltrow has taken the criticism about the site’s wellness views in stride before – she even spoofed her recent Goop Wellness Summit. 

 


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NASA Responds To Beyonce’s Use Of Challenger Audio

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NASA officials say the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster “should never be trivialized” in response to a new song from Beyonce that features an audio sample recorded just after the craft exploded on takeoff in 1986, killing all seven crewmembers.

The space agency issued the statement late Tuesday after the pop star began to receive criticism from Challenger families and others for using the short sample that includes the words “major malfunction” as an allusion to a failed relationship. “The Challenger accident is an important part of our history; a tragic reminder that space exploration is risky and should never be trivialized,” said the statement from Lauren B. Worley, NASA’s press secretary. “NASA works every day to honor the legacy of our fallen astronauts as we carry out our mission to reach for new heights and explore the universe.”

NASA’s response came after Beyonce explained the use of the short snippet in a statement to ABC News Tuesday that stopped short of an apology. The sample appears at the beginning of her song “XO” from her new self-titled album.

Among those critical of the sample was June Scobee Rodgers, widow of Challenger commander Dick Scobee. She told ABC in a statement that she was disappointed and described the use of the sample as “emotionally difficult.”

“My heart goes out to the families of those lost in the Challenger disaster,” Beyonce’s statement said. “The song ‘XO’ was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen, so love and appreciate every minute that you have with those who mean the most to you. The songwriters included the audio in tribute to the unselfish work of the Challenger crew with hope that they will never be forgotten.”

Beyonce released her new self-titled “visual album” earlier this month that included 14 songs and 17 videos. Much of the initial discussion about the album had to do with its surprise release and platinum sales until the reaction to the Challenger sample began to circulate.

“XO” is about a failing relationship and taking the time to appreciate what one has in the moment because life changes.

Beyonce’s publicist did not return messages left Tuesday by The Associated Press.
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