Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP website slammed for children's bikinis
Gwyneth Paltrow is constantly a target for criticism over her lifestyle website, GOOP. In fact, she was recently named the most hated celebrity, topping even Chris Brown and John Mayer on the ire meter.
But the latest criticism comes from a charity group that claims Paltrow's new line of children's bikinis are too sexy. Gwyneth partnered with Melissa Obadash, whose swimwear is a favorite of stars like Rihanna and Kelly Brook, to offer a children's line exclusively on the GOOP website.
The kids' bikinis are exact replicas of bikinis meant for adult women that are also available on the site. A ruffled string bikini for little girls that sells for $45 seems to the the biggest source of contention.
"We remain very opposed to the sexualization of children and of childhood," a spokesperson for Kidscape tells the Daily Mail. "The dangers have been discussed at length, so it is a great pity that such trends continue and that they carry celebrity endorsement."
A rep for Paltrow calls criticism of the bikini line "absurd," telling the Mail, "Two-piece bathing suits have been worn by young girls for decades."
What do you think? Are these suits normal little girl attire, or is Gwyneth's site crossing a line?
Photo/Video credit: Getty Images, GOOP
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