It’s been a while since we’ve written about deer Goopy here on EB, but sometimes Gwyneth Paltrow does such colossally stupid shit that it must be acknowledged. And so she has again, saying in an interview that she doesn’t believe the sun can do you any harm because it’s “natural“. Uhhhh… no. Let’s let her have her say first, shall we?
“We’re human beings and the sun is the sun – how can it be bad for you? I don’t think anything that is natural can be bad for you.”
What an astute observation, Gwyn. Yes, we ARE indeed human beings, and in fact, the sun is the sun! Well said! But here are a list of other things that are “natural” and also still really bad for you if you aren’t careful: petroleum, volcanic lava, icebergs, poisonous mushrooms, rattlesnakes… need I go on? It’s absolutely fucking idiotic to say that because something occurs in nature that it can’t possibly pose a threat to you if you don’t deal with it responsibly. The sun can’t harm you? Okay, tell that to the millions of people who get skin cancer from over-exposure.
I get that Gwyneth’s money allows her to walk through life with an incredible amount of ignorance, but holy shit, lady. Get the silver spoon out of your mouth for about five seconds to read some ACTUAL scientific studies on the harmful effects of UV rays. Yes, sun is wonderful for us and gives us serious doses of Vitamin D, which is lacking for a lot of us, but you also need to WEAR SUNSCREEN and not overdo it with the burning and tanning.
Christ almighty, this idiotic woman.