Leighton Meester isn’t interested in Goop’s V-steams, the V is ‘self-cleaning’

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I’ve always liked Leighton Meester. She seems very real to me, as in she’s a celebrity who genuinely seems grounded and authentic. She doesn’t seem to go in for celebrity-fads, whether it’s dieting or exercise or fashion or steam-cleaning one’s va-jayjay. In a new interview with Byrdie, Leighton talked politics, sexism, diets and… whether or not she would ever try Gwyneth Paltrow’s recommendation for a V-steam. You can read the full piece here at Byrdie. Some highlights:

The political mood: “I feel like every time I open my phone and look at the news or listen to the radio, it’s about really sad, depressing things… It’s a crazy time. Sometimes it’s challenging having the news on constantly, but at least we can see for ourselves what’s going on.”

Women’s rights & the environment: “The thing that gets all the attention is ‘women’s right are humans rights,’ and that’s certainly a true statement. Maybe some people are mistaken that sexism is gone and that women are treated equally, but we’re not. … That said, I do think people will fight for [those] rights. I’m not saying we should take these issues for granted. But I think what can’t be as easily defended is the environment, and people are doing irreparable damage. … It’s pretty unbelievable that there are people out there who don’t think so. They just ignore the facts, and that’s pretty scary. Four years: Maybe we don’t have that long.”

Her diet: “I’m never hard on myself when it comes to what I’m eating. I usually just go with my gut … what I want, what I feel like, and what’s easy. To get through the day, I usually need to give myself little treats. So I’ll eat chocolate, or I’ll drink coffee. When I go to bed, I’m excited about coffee in the morning.”

When asked if she would ever V-steam: “What?! What is that?” When it’s explained to Leighton that Goop claims the V-steam “balances female hormone levels,” Meester is genuinely horrified. “I personally don’t feel like you should be adding anything into your vagina—it’s self-cleaning,” she says, deadpan. “We’re fine; I’m going to say neither on the vag steam.”

On Goop’s “grapefruit diet” and bee-sting therapy: “I don’t know what that is either,” she says of Paltrow’s other favorite treatment, which involves the use of bee venom to reduce inflammation and scarring on the face. “That sounds like something from My Strange Addiction. It just doesn’t seem right.”

[From Byrdie]

Some sites are using Leighton’s quotes as some kind of celebrity-beef, like Leighton vs. Gwyneth. I don’t think Leighton gives a sh-t about Gwyneth. I think Leighton was asked about V-steams and she just gave her opinion, which is that they are absolutely absurd. That’s the normal reaction across the board to Gwyneth’s promotions of ridiculous fake science. As for what Leighton says about politics… I get what she’s trying to say and I understand that she was trying to frame her statement the right way. She’s not saying sexism and women’s rights are unimportant, she’s just hoping that people can get behind fighting for the environment in a similar way. We can care about many issues all at once and I think she’s saying we should care about all of these things at once.

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  1. Sam says:

    To be fair is anyone actually taking Goopy’s advice seriously? No. In regards to the environment thing…yea I get it. We can focus on more than one thing at once but to that I say what exactly has Leighton done to raise awareness for environmental causes? Has she done anything to raise awareness for women’s causes either? Maybe she has but I checked and I’ve seen nada. So before she starts telling us what to focus on maybe she should actually focus on it herself.

    • perplexed says:

      I think she was probably just asked questions, and answered. I don’t think she set it as her agenda to tell people what to do.

      How that interview went from asking about women’s rights to the V-Steam is kind of funny to me. Multiple angles going on there…

      • Sam says:

        I think the interviewer needs help to be honest. The Goop question is all sorts of out there. But that’s a discussion for a different day.

        And I get where you’re coming from in regards to being asked the question but I still find it odd when celebs tell us to focus on certain causes but then when you check they haven’t done anything to raise awareness. Then again maybe she does it in private? But I don’t think a time like right now with Trump as president is the time to do things in private. Now more than ever is when we need to speak out.

  2. Angelica says:

    👏👏👏!!! Good to see someone smart enough to become immediately confused at GOOPs heinous home remedies (or $1000 spa remedies) like I do.

  3. Jeesie says:

    Gotta say, Apitherapy (the bee venom thing) did absolute wonders for my old acne scars.

  4. QQ says:

    She isn’t some sort of Cudgel against Goop, she is just using the common sense God gave her

  5. Lucy says:

    That’s the most intelligent and sensible thing I’ve heard so far about this subject, not to mention that, well, it’s the truth. As for everything else, she’s pretty spot-on. Honk for Leighton!!

  6. Jessica says:

    She had me at “When I go to bed, I’m excited about coffee in the morning.”

  7. Momo says:

    To be fair, vagina steam is quite popular in my country and we call it ‘ratus’. I personally haven’t tried one, but it is usually suggested to take this as a beauty treatment for a bride-to-be

  8. Kat says:

    100% agree with her statements about the environment (and GOOP)! Environmental issues are often overlooked and we need more people with platforms and exposure to speak up.