Gwyneth Paltrow Causes Uproar With Kids’ Bikini Line

Gwyneth Paltrow has caused an uproar with the kids’ bikini line that is available on her website.

In a recent installment of her online newsletter, the actress featured a line of bikinis for girls between the ages of four and eight. Dubbed the “Kids’ New York bikini set,” the $45 swimsuits are available only through the GOOP website.

If any moms are fan of the design, then they can purchase a black bikini that matches the one their daughter is wearing.

Celebrities such as Kelly Brook and Rihana are reportedly big fans of Melissa Odabash’s swimsuits. However, many critics believe that the kids’ bikini line available on Gwyneth Paltrow’s website makes girls grow up way too fast.

Claudia Knights, director of the children’s charity Kidscape, is definitely not a fan of these outfits. She told the Daily Mail that the organization is strongly opposed to the “sexualization of children and of childhood.”

She added, “The dangers have been discussed at length, so it is a great pity that such trends continue and that they carry celebrity endorsement.”

Although the kids’ bikini line certainly has its fair share of detractors, Paltrow’s representative doesn’t seem too concerned about the controversy. In a statement to E! Online, the spokesperson described the uproar as “absurd.”

“Two-piece bathing suits have been worn by young girls for decades,” the rep remarked.

The Iron Man 3 actress and GOOP are no stranger to rubbing people the wrong way. The actress and her website came under fire last year after they recommended a detox plan that was criticized by health professionals. The Indian Express said the diet involved “consuming just one low-calorie meal and two protein shakes a day.”

A picture of the offending swimsuit is currently featured on GOOP.

Are you a fan of Gwyneth Paltrow? Do you think the kids’ bikini line offered on her website is too revealing for girls?

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