It wouldn’t be wrong to assume that Gwyneth Paltrow is in the run to become the most controversial celebrity of Hollywood.
First she was mocked and equally criticized for starving her kids and not letting them eat carbohydrates. Then later she was voted the most hated celebrity and now the actress is accused of sexualizing kids.
Paltrow's website, Goop in Collaboration with Melissa Odabash has launched a range of bikinis for girls as young as four. The swimwear that costs $45 and comes in sizes of four, six and eight, is exclusively designed for Paltrow’s website.
The lifestyle website that states that this bikini design is perfect for young girls who want to look just like their mothers on sultry beaches, features a young girl wearing a black bikini on its page which has led the 40-year-old star to all the accusations and criticism.
Paltrow is being criticized for promoting clothing that is believed to be not appropriate for young girls. A spokesperson for the charity Kidscape said:
“We remain very opposed to the sexualisation of children and of childhood. The dangers have been discussed at length, so it is a great pity that such trends continue and that they carry celebrity endorsement.”
Many efforts have been made in recent years to restrain the sales of such clothing for kids. Previously actress Liz Hurley was also criticized for producing a range of bikini aimed at 8-year-old and older girls.
Paltrow’s spokesperson has called all the criticism 'absurd' and said that 'two-piece bathing suits have been worn by young girls for decades'.
He might be right in saying so as when it comes to swimwear for kids, then either there is a swim suit or there’s not a swim suit. The choice is in the hands of parents. If you want to save your kids from the adverse effects then it’s the parents who need to learn what’s right for the kids and not the brands that are out there.
What do you think? Whose side are you on, Paltrow’s or critics’? Let us know with your comments.