Gwyneth Paltrow’s $75 bajingo-scented candle exploded in one woman’s home

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Almost one year ago exactly, Gwyneth Paltrow introduced a new product on her Goop site: a $75 candle with an odd name. The name was so odd, Gwyneth was clearly inviting scorn and attention. The name? This Smells Like My Vagina. Since I don’t want to retype that a million times, let’s just call it the Bajingo Candle. The Bajingo Candle was overpriced and stupid and thirsty, and Gwyneth had a grand old time talking about it on various chat shows, and acting like we were all impossibly gauche and middle-class for even laughing at her dumb Bajingo Candle. Well, now Gwyneth is taking it to the next level: Exploding Bajingo Candles, so the peasants can burn down their own peasant homes.

This Gwyneth Paltrow candle didn’t pass the smell test, according to a report. A “This Smells Like My Vagina” candle that the actress peddles on Goop exploded into flames in the living room of a UK woman who won the odoriferous product in a quiz, the Sun reported.

“The candle exploded and emitted huge flames, with bits flying everywhere,” Jody Thompson, 50, told the outlet.

“I’ve never seen anything like it. The whole thing was ablaze and it was too hot to touch. There was an inferno in the room,” the media consultant from Kilburn, North London, added.

Thompson, who lives with her partner, David Snow, said they threw the flaming candle out the front door.

“It could have burned the place down. It was scary at the time, but funny looking back that Gwyneth’s vagina candle exploded in my living room,” she said.

[From The NY Post]

The comedy, it’s not even subtle! A Bajingo Candle exploding, everything burning in a fire which was too hot to touch, they’re lucky to still have a home. I would sue. But that’s me. I would be eager to sue the f–k out of Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop and I would sit there, sobbing on the stand, talking about how Gwyneth’s Bajingo Candle ruined my life. (All that being said, if you’re paying $75 for a stupid Goop candle, I don’t feel sorry for you.)

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  1. Sean says:

    I remember first seeing Gwyneth in “Great Expectations” when that first came out. She was stunning and I was mesmerized.

    Now? She’s still beautiful but I…just no.

    • Annaloo. says:

      Well, at least Miss 90s Esmeralda is putting the hot (or “ho”, if you prefer) in hot flashes for 2021!

  2. Eleonor says:

    Women buys a bajingo scented Goop candle and her house egoes on fire XD

    • Nanny to the Rescue says:

      She didn’t buy it, she won it in a quiz.

      I’ve got to ask, tho, wtf is in this candle? How can a candle explode? I googled it, it’s just a candle, a normal one, not some electronic contraption.

      • Cee says:

        Candles can explode easily. If you burn it for hours, the candle will heat up exponentially and glass will explode.
        No candle should burn for more than 2 hours straight.

      • margie says:

        Same! Unless the “explosion” was actually just a big fire, and the glass broke with it? But you can def burn a candle for more than 2 hours- most say no more than 4, and you have to let your candle pool completely for even burn and to extend the life of the candle.

      • The Hench says:

        Yikes! @Cee – you just made me blow out the candle i’ve had burning beside me for four hours!! (£3.49 from Aldi. Doesn’t smell like anyone’s hooha and no explosions so far).

      • Nanny to the Rescue says:

        Aaaa, thanks for your answer!

        That makes sense. I never had a candle in a glass jar before, I just have the wax ones (not to be left unattended, either). Kinda hard to imagine those exploding!

      • Vera says:

        I’ve burnt Yankee, bath and bodyworks, aldi, John malone, etc candles for many hours and never did any explode. She probably uses shoddy companies to make hers

      • mosia says:

        designer here: glass is actually very unreliable and quite unpredictable material- it can break or crack out of nowhere due to the internal tensions of the material, especially if it was processed in incorrect manner ( for example not left to cool down in proper conditions) . Buying vintage class is a fun hobby, but even behind a safety glass it can be a bad investment.

    • B says:

      She won it. She didn’t buy it, according to article…Either way it is a Goopy va-jj candle, ⁰lol.

    • Rita says:

      It says she won it on a quiz, though

  3. gemcat says:

    I don’t know about the UK, but there are def countries where there is no real option to sue when things like this happen – as their legal system is set up very differently to the US. It comes down to, from what I’ve gathered, your rights as a legal entity which can be based on consumer and social law (through an ombudsman etc.) rather than as individual actors who can sue.. so her suing might not even be an option, is what I’m trying to say…

    • Charlie says:

      Just fyi – the US legal system was modeled on the UK’s and the Magna Carta. And she should have consumer protection there. Plus, you can see the humor in explodin’, flamin’ Gwenyth vj and still sue!!

      • gemcat says:

        Thanks Charlie for clarifying that. Like said I had no idea what the process is in the UK, just that in some countries you can’ when I said “their legal system” I was referring to those countries. Anywho, I hope she does sue then ..after having a good laugh!!

    • Charlie says:

      Dup – sorry.

  4. Talia says:

    I like the way the owner stresses she won it in a quiz to avoid any suggestion she would actually pay for the candle.

  5. Ann says:

    That poor woman won the candle, she didn’t buy it. Not that it matters legally. I hope that lady sues! Get that vagina money girl!!

  6. Miranda says:

    I don’t know. I feel like, if you’re the kind of person who owns a Gwyneth Paltrow coochie candle, you probably deserve to lose everything. Maybe it’ll compel you to reexamine what the hell you’re doing with your life.

    • Talia says:

      I don’t know if it works the same way in the US but in the U.K., it’s fairly common to donate to quizzes / raffles items that are too expensive to throw away but which you would never in a million years use. This candle may have been regifted multiple times before this poor lady got stuck with it. Even the original buyer may have got it as a good present for someone they didn’t actually like.

      • Annetommy says:

        Just to say that when GB was formed Scotland kept its own legal system with, for example, three rather than two verdicts, advocates not barristers, and bigger juries, so it’s difficult to talk about a U.K. system in lots of areas. It’s more English law and Scots law. Don’t know about Wales and N Ireland. Pedantic I know. Personally I would go a considerable distance to avoid a candle that smelt like any part of the human anatomy.

  7. OriginalLala says:

    Bahahahahahahaha… sorry..Bahahahahaha!

  8. Myra says:

    There’s just so many jokes there…

  9. Julia K says:

    Entitled, privileged and better than thou, snooty and snotty. Listening to her many interviews over the years, have always felt ” less than ” and “talked down”. Summing up; just do not care for this woman.

  10. HaHa says:

    Brings a whole new meaning to fire crotch, doesn’t it?!?

  11. Lola says:

    What kind of contest has a Gwyneth Vagina Candle as the prize?

  12. Lisa says:

    The whole point of her calling her candle that was to stop people being prissy about the perfectly normal word “vagina”. I don’t like 99% of what she does, but that’s clearly important if you’re not comfortable writing it yourselves.

    • gemcat says:

      Was that really the WHOLE point, if so why would she then call it “This smells like my vagina” and not just “vagina”? And who here is saying that they are not comfortable with the word, looks more to me like people are using synonyms to further take the piss out of both the name and her. And if you mean Kaiser, I think she was just looking to perhaps shorten the name, or get rid of the specificity of it being Goop’s particular vag-smell *gags* ..not to omit the vagina part specifically…

    • lucy2 says:

      Eh…I think the whole point was calling it something that would get her a lot of free publicity and make everyone think she’s edgy and cool.

  13. Liz version 700 says:

    Oh to have been a fly on the wall as she explained her story to the insurance agent.

  14. Annaloo. says:

    Gwyneth, Gwyneth, oh Gwyneth. One day, if we’re lucky, Goop might just implode and we’ll all be better for it (or she might return to acting, help us all)

    She will have a laugh at this, then use the publicity to sell more bacteria-stashing rock eggs and exploding crotch candles

  15. gilda says:

    So you’re telling me Goop’s candle smells like she has a DAP? Arid like the desert? Frozen like the tundra?

  16. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Fire crotch will do that.

  17. Jane Doe says:

    Good laugh, this headline 😂

  18. Annaloo. says:

    On another note, Gwyneth said she got covid back in March. Were the 2020 Oscars a super spreader? She said that Brad still couldn’t taste or smell. What kind of candle could she make for him, do you suppose?

  19. Kimberly says:

    Marked safe from exploding vagina candles.

  20. gc says:

    the word ‘bajingo’ makes me lol. nice hommage to scrubs