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Two Men Caught Fire in Goop Store After Candles Exploded??

Questions remain.
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Goop candles continue to sow mayhem and discord, apparently causing two men to catch fire in the Hamptons last Saturday. This update comes via Jezebelwhich cities the East Hampton police blotter, itself an arresting read. It’s not immediately clear from the entry which of the candles — This Smells Like My Vagina? This Smells Like My Orgasm? — incinerated the customers or if the culprit was a Goop creation at all. (The brand sells non-sexy, non-Gwyneth candles too.) Here’s what we know of the Sag Harbor blaze:

Police responded to a strange scene at Goop on Saturday evening, where two men had caught fire. They reported that rubbing alcohol had been added to candles, causing a large explosion and flames. Police were able to apply ice packs, but one man, who had a large burn on his back and ears, had to be taken by helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital. The other, who had sustained facial burns, was transported by ambulance to Southampton Hospital.

Naturally, questions linger. Why would a person put rubbing alcohol on a candle when rubbing alcohol is highly flammable even when exposed to heat, let alone an open flame? (My best guess: to clean its surface, maybe.) Which of the candles ignited? Are the candles’ victims going to be okay? We certainly hope so. The frequency of purportedly Goop-related explosions is becoming alarming. First, in January 2021, London resident Jody Thompson reported that her $ 75 vagina votive “exploded and emitted huge flames, with bits flying” after she lit it. In May of that same year, Texan customer Colby Watson sued the company after his vagina allegedly “became engulfed in high flames” after burning for a few hours. Goop batted down both claims, saying that it had n’t sold Thompson her candle and that Watson had made a “frivolous… attempt to secure an outsized payout from a press-heavy product.”

The Cut has contacted Goop for comment and/or more information as to what in the hell happened in the Hamptons and will update if we hear back. In the meantime, stay safe out there, everyone.

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