Gisele Bundchen: Sunscreen is 'Poison'

Gisele Bunchen comes out against sunscreen

As one of the world's highest-paid supermodels, Gisele Bundchen rakes in a pretty penny thanks to that attractive skin of hers. But the 30-year-old is drawing fire for her recent controversial comments on skin care.

Bundchen raised eyebrows on Friday after being quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that she doesn't use sun-tan lotion because it's "poison." While promoting her own own line of organic skin-care products, Bunchen reportedly revealed,

"I cannot put this poison on my skin. I do not use anything synthetic."
Bundchen's alternative, she explained, is that she only tans prior to 8 a.m., when the sun's rays are presumably less intense and damaging.

Now the Victoria's Secret angel's comments are drawing ire from cancer experts who characterize her comments as irresponsible. According to Dolival Loao, head of dermatology at the National Cancer Institute in Bundchen's homeland of Brazil,

"Sunscreen prevents damage to the skin and is of fundamental importance for the prevention of cancer. This is not any poison, when a public person makes a statement like this, it creates confusion."
Bundchen has caused controversy with her unique take on health matters before. Shortly after giving birth to son Benjamin in December 2009, she angered many mothers by declaring that mandatory breast-feeding should be a "worldwide law."

Where do you stand on Gisele's most recent comments? Does she have a point, or should she leave public commentary on health matters to the experts? Share your opinion in the comments section.



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  • summerlight

    Before critize anybody owes have knowledge sufficient to claim our opinion.The website of The C.D.C you can search on Breastfeeding/DNPAO/CDC;Americans Carry Body Burden of toxic sunscreen Chemical;gestational weight gain;Tenn pregnancy home....Therefore, I am happy and proud to be a Brazilian.

  • Kristin

    If you research deeper into what she's talking about, she's referring to the toxic chemicals contained in sunscreen that seep into the pores (which alone are cancer causing). Sun in moderation is good for your health and doesn't necessarily cause cancer. I agree with her. Read into the facts before you judge so harshly.

  • Isis Rocha
    Isis Rocha

    She should learn and think before speaking. Her country is ill-famed enough to still need to endure this kind of reputation. She should make herself an exemple, not a shame. And this cames from a brazilian.

  • Musliha Ajmain Janssen
    Musliha Ajmain Janssen

    The problem with people like Gisele is that they so successful and are so √°dored' that they start thinking they know everything. Just like Gwyneth Paltrow. A life of privilege and glamour doesn't equal a life of intelligence - they ought to know the difference.

  • Isabelle

    At the end of the day what does this woman have but a good staircase which when you reach the top you realize that there's nothing of substance there. We're the fools for thinking that she might have an "intelligent thought" under all that hair.

  • Tammy Akers
    Tammy Akers

    She's an idiot!