Remember the Goop vagina candle? No, not the orgasm one that Travis Barker bought Kourtney Kardashian last week to get more attention. The OG pussy-scented candle Gwyneth Paltrow was shilling last year. Well, apparently, the candle isn’t just stupid. According to Colby Watson from Texas, it’s also incredibly dangerous. Colby (not Colby from Survivor, unfortunately) is suing Goop because he claims the vag candle exploded in his house. Was there goop everywhere? Yuk yuk yuk/ew, I’m sorry…
According to TMZ, the legal docs say Colby purchased the $75 vag candle online in January. He claims he lit the candle for the first time in February and placed it safely on his nightstand. After about three hours, Colby says the candle became engulfed in flames and soon exploded. His room was filled with smoke, the candle left a black burnt ring on his nightstand, and the candle’s jar was charred and black.
Colby says there was a “limited warning” on the Goop website that cautions not to burn the candle for more than two hours. But he says that’s not enough, and Goop should warn people that the candle could cause injuries if it exploded. He’s suing Goop for breach of warranty and product liability. He’s trying to put together a class-action lawsuit and is seeking damages of $5 million.
This isn’t the first time a customer claimed the vagina candle was an explosion hazard. Back in January Jody Thompson from London said her candle blew up when she lit it and “emitted huge flames, with bits flying everywhere.” She described it as an “inferno.” Eventually, she and her partner got it under control and threw it out the front door.
Here’s Jody’s candle post-inferno:
This isn’t Goop’s first lawsuit. Back in 2018, the company was forced to pay $145,000 for false advertising after Gwyneth made false claims about putting jade eggs in your vagina. Vagina, vagina, vagina! You’re obsessed, Gwyneth!
A Goop representative responded to this current lawsuit and told TMZ:
“We’re confident this claim is frivolous and an attempt to secure an outsized payout from a press-heavy product. We stand behind the brands we carry and the safety of the products we sell. Here, Heretic—the brand that supplies the candle—has substantiated the product’s performance and safety through industry standard testing.”
Hmmm, sounds like Goop’s getting ready to throw Heretic under the bus if things go to shit. “Hey, they said they did allll the product testing. We’re just here to make sure the damn thing smells like Gwyneth’s puss. And we did our job!”