‘Unqualified peddler of woo’: Gwyneth Paltrow event sparks customer revolt at beauty retailer Mecca

‘Unqualified peddler of woo’: Gwyneth Paltrow event sparks customer revolt at beauty retailer Mecca

The Guardian

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A virtual wellness event featuring Paltrow, hosted by one of Australia’s largest beauty retailers, has prompted furious customer backlash

Announcing an event with an international A-lister on the lineup may seem like an impressive get for an Australian retailer. However, when beauty behemoth Mecca announced Gwyneth Paltrow as the keynote speaker at their virtual wellness summit, Mecca Life, their usually loyal customers revolted.

“Paltrow and Goop peddle enormous amounts of misinformation and make money by preying on women’s insecurities,” the cardiothoracic surgeon and author Dr Nikki Stamp wrote on the event’s Facebook page. “Every time we endorse this behaviour, we allow it to continue. Mecca has always been a champion for women so now, when women are at risk, will you step up to the plate and cancel this terrible event? Or will you let Australian women be further exposed to her nonsense?”

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