Gwyneth Paltrow Explains Her “Vagina” Scented Candle Was a Feminist Statement

After causing a viral stir with her “This Smells Like My Vagina” candle, actress Gwyneth Paltrow explained that the produce was about empowering women and a feminist statement.

Breitbart reports actress Gwyneth Paltrow says that her candle called “This Candle Smells Like My Vagina” was a “feminist statement” meant to expose the “shame” that surrounds “a woman’s private parts.”

The Iron Man star recently explained to singer John Legend that the candle’s name was really a feminist statement.

“The idea that women have been taught to have a certain amount of shame about their body,” the Avenger Endgame star told Legend who was guest hosting for Ellen DeGeneres. “So, if you just light a candle that says This Smells Like My Vagina, and put it on the coffee table, it’s kind of a punk rock statement.”

The candle from Paltrow’s Goop boutique company sold out in about a day when it was introduced last year. But contrary to this newest claim, Paltrow originally claimed that the name evolved as a joke.

Paltrow’s Goop company has a controversial history in pushing questionable wellness products and sex aides. For instance, Goop promoted body vibes stickers, which it claimed could “rebalance the energy frequency in our bodies,” as well as sex dust, coffee enemas, “inner beauty” powder, vaginal eggs, handcuff bangles, vaginal steamers, “Psychic Vampire Repellent,” a BDSM kit, and a self-love spray.