Gwyneth Paltrow’s Comments About Water Are Pretty Terrifying

Gwyneth Paltrow on energy Gwyneth Paltrow makes it so hard to defend her, and God knows I try. But her latest issue of GOOP makes it darn near impossible. No, she isn't advocating another cleanse or trying to sell us all $400 T-shirts. If it was something like that, I'd be all, "WHATEVER I LOVE HER STILL." Gwyneth has crossed into another realm of weird with this one -- she basically believes that water has feelings.

That's right. The stuff we bathe in, drink, and where we leave our pee. It's got feelings. I don't. I can't. Brain explode. Paltrow cites the work of this dude Masuru Emoto, who literally wrote a book talking about how yelling at water or being nice to it changes its chemical make-up. It's natural Paltrow would find this intriguing. She's all about how energy can impact matter. Emoto's work supports her belief. The problem here? I feel like Emoto's findings are almost guaranteed to be 100 percent untrue.

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I may not be a water-scientist, but let's be real -- water's been around a long time. Some might say forever. If it had emotions, isn't that something we would've clocked by now? Plus Emoto's attitude toward his own research is a bit cagey. He had a chance to get a million dollars if he re-created his research and he mysteriously decided not to. FISHY FISHY.

Bad science aside, what Emoto's positing and Paltrow's supporting could potentially be dangerous. She's a beautiful, influential celebrity -- there are, like it or not, people who turn to her as a role model. Someone might take her well-intentioned curiosity about 'energy' and turn it into a way of life. You know, BY NOT DRINKING WATER. Talk about deadly consequences. This is why she should think before she GOOPs.

Do you think Paltrow's gone too far?

 

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