On Wednesday, “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” took on the $4 trillion global wellness industry. She believes the unfounded health remedies they promote are undermining science. She used Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle and wellness company Goop as an example of how pseudoscience is helping nurture anti-science beliefs.
“Mistrust in science in general is the reason why so many people believe masks cause coronavirus and 30% of Americans believe coronavirus was created in a lab,” said Bee. “This is a terrible time to consciously uncouple from science.”
While Goop has settled lawsuits over false advertising in the past, Bee believes the problem is ongoing. And unfortunately, as Bee pointed out, the federal Food and Drug Administration is powerless to help.
Bee said, “As long as the product doesn't claim to mitigate, treat, or cure anything, companies don't have to prove it actually does what it's advertising.”