A rep for Goop said the actual value of the summit was over $8,000 due to free extras like golden facials and “far-infrared gemstone therapy.”
Some Goop fans aren’t happy with Gwyneth Paltrow.
According to Page Six, people who attended Goop’s UK wellness summit over the weekend say they feel scammed. The attendees — who shelled out $5,700 to attend the event — were disappointed as they claimed the event turned out to be a weekend-long Goop sales pitch with only a few appearances from Paltrow, who one attendee called "pretentious" and "greedy."
Another person who attended the event told Page Six that a British guest was so "appalled" by the "aggressive" Goop hype she sent a WhatsApp message to other attendees, calling Paltrow a "f–king extortionist."
Those who attended the wellness summit were encouraged to book their hotel rooms at the Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel through the Goop website. However, Goop charged $1,300 for two nights, but people later discovered the rates actually started at $250 a night, Page Six reported. The Goop room were suites and included a free breakfast — gluten-free of course.
During a "health summit" — where Paltrow was surrounded by security — the actress shared some Goop ideologies with the audience, including how "creativity with your hands is like channeling God" and tips on hydrating "mindfully" with a sound bath. Paltrow offered a workout with her celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson.
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An attendee said their experience was so bad, not only are they no longer a fan of Paltrow, but they felt like their values were negatively impacted by the summit.
"Gwyneth acts like she’s a health goddess, but actually she’s a pretentious, greedy extortionist," the attendee told Page Six. "She had a ton of security…She was unapproachable. She did the minimum — a few fireside chats with Twiggy and Penelope Cruz, then she put on her Birkenstocks and snuck out."
The person added, "I was a huge fan of Gwyneth; now I feel like I have lost my faith in God."
A rep for Goop told Page Six the actual value of the summit was over $8,000 due to free extras like golden facials and "far-infrared gemstone therapy."
"In addition to walking around the summit, she also hosted an intimate workout class with Tracy… followed by… a panel, where she and Tracy answered attendee questions in an honest, casual setting," the rep said of Paltrow.
"We have not received negative feedback," they continued. "[It] was more along the lines of, ‘Thanks for an amazing weekend!’"
TooFab has contacted a rep for Paltrow seeking comment.
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