Gwyneth Paltrow Actually Pays Bees To Sting Her, But Are We Really Surprised?

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Gwyneth Paltrow has been known to buck trends and pretty much all common sense when it comes to her lifestyle choices. From vaginal steam cleaning to eating beauty products, to naming her kids after fruit -- if it's a remote possibility, Gwyneth Paltrow is 100 percent down to try it.

That's why this new beauty hack isn't all that surprising.

In an interview with The New York Times, Paltrow said she's tried apitherapy, or "bee therapy," in order to look more beautiful. In what could not be a more perfect scenario, she told reporter Bee Shapiro,

I'm open to anything. I've been stung by bees. It's a thousands of years old treatment called apitherapy. People use it to get rid of inflammation and scarring. It's actually pretty incredible if you research it. But, man, it's painful.

Yeah, I imagine it's about as painful as a bee sting, Gwyneth. But whatever, if it works for you then you should go for it, right?

Eh, not quite. With bee populations dropping faster than the latest beauty trend, we can't really afford to kill them just so our lips look a little plumper. Sorry, Gwyneth Paltrow, but I'm thinking we should all take a hard pass on this one and let bumblebees do their thing -- like keeping the entire planet in balance.

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