Let it be said that I think Gisele Bundchen is one of the most beautiful women on the planet. I don’t know – I just think she’s classically gorgeous, and she apparently takes good care of herself. With that prelude, let me launch into what I think about her ideas: I think they’re fucking stupid. And hey, I also think they suck.
If you remember Gisele’s long-winded diatribe about the legal aspect of breastfeeding, you probably won’t be surprised to know that girlfriend here is all-organic and flaxed-out and avoids all sorts of free-radicals for her health and her beauty. I guess it’s kind of what she lives by.
Anyway, Gisele decided to talk about sunscreen the other day, and how it’s ‘poison‘ to anyone who uses it. (Because, you know, it’s so totally hot and healthy to emanate a radioactive tan coupled with bagging, sagging suitcase-grade skin.) Bundchen, in an interview, says:
‘I cannot put this poison [sunscreen] on my skin. I do not use anything synthetic.’
First of all, people that say fucking EVERYTHING is poison? Really bother me. ‘Don’t use antibiotics … they’re POISON.’ ‘Don’t drink water from your tap … it’s POISON.’ ‘Don’t use unbleached flour … DUH, it’s POISON!’
You want to know what’s fucking poison? Sucking back a can of industrial-strength RAID. That, guys? Is hardcore. THAT is poison.
Experts, though, on the subject had this to say in response to Gisele’s comments:
“Sunscreen prevents damage to the skin and is of fundamental importance for the prevention of cancer. This is not any poison, when a public person makes a statement like this, it creates confusion.”
Gisele, though I think she’s brutally beautiful, loses a lot of credibility in my eyes when she opens her mouth a lot of times. Because for someone who only goes out in the sun before the sun’s rays are searing (read: she claims she doesn’t hit the world after 8 AM and that’s her ‘sunscreen’), girlfriend’s got an awfully genuine-looking tan ALL OF THE TIME.
“I would like to clarify the misunderstanding about the use of sunblock. I do use sunblock but also I try my best not to be exposed to the sun when it is too strong. My line of skincare products are all natural and do not contain SPF. I feel we all need to pay more attention to what we are putting on our skin. I definitely know the importance of using sunscreen and I try to look for more natural options. This is a place where they have a list of some more natural option sunscreens, check it out … “
… So, does this redeem her? Again?