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    Gwyneth Paltrow Slammed For Designing String Bikinis For Little Girls, ‘Sexualizes Young, Innocent Children,’ Says Expert

    Posted on Apr 23, 2013 @ 12:07PM | By Leah Ornstein, Features Editor
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    Gwyneth Paltrow is under fire again!
    The Academy Award winning actress, who has been blasted for everything lately from the strict diet she has her kids on to her fancy new cookbook with ridiculously expensive ingredients, is in hot water again after collaborating on a string bikini line for children that she is selling on her GOOP website, which one expert exclusively tells RadarOnline.com sexualizes little girls and inevitably promotes eating disorders.
    The Melissa Odabash for GOOP “exclusive kids new york bikini set,” retails for $45 and the skimpy string bikini is modeled by a little girl, striking a mature pose, on the GOOP website.
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    “This kind of sexualized children’s bikini line is not in girls’ best interest,” Eating Disorder Specialist and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Dr. Carol Fishbein, Ph.D. tells RadarOnline.com exclusively about the sexy swimsuits.
    “We are sexualizing young, innocent children, before they will know how to protect themselves or be fully aware of what could be happening to them. With verbal comments, lewd looks or even worse.”
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    Fishbein specifies that the fact the bikinis are held together by strings is extremely disturbing in itself, because they not only promote eating disorders, but they keep children from getting to engage in normal beach activities and enjoying the innocence of their youth.
    “These kinds of bathing suits promote low self-esteem, negative body image and eating disorders, because of the focus on the appearance of a young girl and keeping her restricted from being able to run around and enjoy the health and power of her own body through running and splashing in the water, jumping, doing somersaults and headstands,” she says.
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    “These bikinis are tied together with flimsy strings that easily open, contributing to a girl having to check and recheck her skimpy sexualized clothing rather than enjoying her power and her body,” the therapist adds.
    As girls will inevitably be sexualized later on in their youth, she firmly believes that it is a parent’s duty to protect them when they are still very young.
    “Parents should make clothing choices that protect the innocence of their children. These bathing suits call attention to sexuality and this will get in the way of children enjoying the joy of their bodies as innocent, protected children, which they are more entitled to. Sexy chic will be upon them soon enough, but at age 4 if we can’t protect, then what is wrong with us?”
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    Instead of focusing on how a little girl looks, parents should focus more on who she is as a person, Dr. Fishbein suggests.
    “What we want is for young girls to have fun in their life and develop their athletic abilities, recognize the ability to develop friendships and close relationships within their family; to have school and personality achievements and not to have their values centered on their appearance or sexuality, especially at such a young age.”
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    Do you think Gwyneth Paltrow — who is the mother of an eight-year-old daughter, Apple — went too far with collaborating on string bikinis for young girls? Sound off below.


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    Meh maybe because I'm from Florida and practically grew up on a beach, in a bikini mind you, this doesn't really bother me.

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    Jeebus as long as you aren't forcing your kid into a thong I'm not really seeing a problem here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    the skimpy string bikini is modeled by a little girl, striking a mature pose

    that's skimpy? and 'striking a mature pose'?
    really?

    i swam naked until i was a few years old and then i only wore bathing suit bottoms, i don't think i had a bathing suit that covered my chest until i was maybe 8 or 9, except for swimming lessons at the pool.


    eta: i looked up the bikini in question on the goop website. this is hardly baby-hooker pageant wear like you see in most department stores or on little girls in the street. i get that goopy annoys the shit out of a lot of people but i think this is just the daily fail jumping on the populist we-hate-rich-bitches-like-goopy bandwagon. i get that she's annoying but i'm actually starting to dislike people's irrational hatred of her even more, especially when they have to resort to lies to 'prove' how out of touch she is, like with the stupid article saying it would cost you 300 dollars a day to eat out of her recipe book, and now this bullshit that seeks not only to appeal to the goop haters but also the paranoid biddies who think paedophiles are under every rock.

    this is the pic on the website: http://www.goop.com/shop/melissa-oda...ikini-set.html
    can't post it because it's not one picture, it's a bunch of small ones that make up the big pic.
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    Please, my first bathing suit was a string bikini (with little beads, it was adorable!). I know it's fun to hate on Gwynnie, but this is just grasping.

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    ok, i'm not a fan of string bikinis for adults because they do inhibit your movement, so i probably wouldn't buy one for my kid, either. but that's just my personal opinion and i wouldn't make an edict out of it. i'm pretty neutral on bikinis for kids, really don't care either way.

    and i'm curious about what dr carol fishbein looks like and why she is so anti-goop. 'enjoying her power and her body'??

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    I'm loving that the article states that buying this bikini for your child guarantees her an eating disorder when she grows up. Fucking jesus fuck.
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    The only thing that's going to cause these girls to have an eating disorder is fucking goop.
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    Yeah, just ask Chris Martin what fucking goop has done for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    that's skimpy? and 'striking a mature pose'?
    really?

    i swam naked until i was a few years old and then i only wore bathing suit bottoms, i don't think i had a bathing suit that covered my chest until i was maybe 8 or 9, except for swimming lessons at the pool.


    eta: i looked up the bikini in question on the goop website. this is hardly baby-hooker pageant wear like you see in most department stores or on little girls in the street. i get that goopy annoys the shit out of a lot of people but i think this is just the daily fail jumping on the populist we-hate-rich-bitches-like-goopy bandwagon. i get that she's annoying but i'm actually starting to dislike people's irrational hatred of her even more, especially when they have to resort to lies to 'prove' how out of touch she is, like with the stupid article saying it would cost you 300 dollars a day to eat out of her recipe book, and now this bullshit that seeks not only to appeal to the goop haters but also the paranoid biddies who think paedophiles are under every rock.

    this is the pic on the website: Melissa Odabash | Exclusive Kids New York Bikini set | goop.com
    can't post it because it's not one picture, it's a bunch of small ones that make up the big pic.
    The article isn't from the Daily Mail.

    I never looked at the pictures & I think that they're reaching


    I think the whole "have to wear a swimsuit"-thing is weird since my folks were nudist hippies... But that's my cross to bear.

    I can get on-board with this though:- "“What we want is for young girls to have fun in their life and develop their athletic abilities, recognize the ability to develop friendships and close relationships within their family; to have school and personality achievements and not to have their values centered on their appearance or sexuality, especially at such a young age.”"
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    I had a gingham bikini when I was a kid and took the top off 90% of the time when we went to the beach. I also took it off 99% of the time in my own backyard. My kid wears a bikini now because it's easier to have just a bottom on when we go to the pool or beach.
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    My kid was 7 months old for her first summer. We got her a bikini and it was adorable. Plus the one piece looked really odd with her high heels. Too much like a Miss American contestant.
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    I wouldn't let my toddler/young daughter wear a string bikini; my mom, who is pretty liberal, wouldn't have let me wear one either. I don't think they are appropriate for (my) kids, JMO. But anyway, what other people do with their kids is their business. And I disagree that wearing a bikini will give girls an eating disorder. That is a big leap.

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    Mine wear bikini's because it is way easier for them when they have to go to the bathroom
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