Whoa. That escalated quickly.
A woman who birthed a supermodel has also birthed her own line of beauty products, and an ideology to match.
Therese Kerr, 59, has been very busy.
She appeared on Studio 10 this morning, ostensibly to “talk about the dangers of hand sanitiser”, but really to spruik her wares, such as Certified Organic Lemon Myrtle Tooth Mousse and Certified Organic Personal Lubricant.
Ita Buttrose and I were both visibly taken aback by some of the as-yet unregistered doctor Kerr’s statements about certain common products.
For example: fluoride causes autism.
Fluoride! All it’s ever done in the more than 60 years since it entered our water, toothpastes and mouthwashes, is significantly reduce dental decay.
It is considered by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century”.
Never fear that nefarious fluoride though, because Kerr sells her own “tooth mousse” for just $19.95 per tube.
Next up, and here’s the real doozy: hand sanitisers contain “obesogens” that will make you fat.
This must be extremely concerning for all the actual healthcare professionals who rely on the stuff to ensure that diseases aren’t spread in hospitals and clinics around the world.
Now that Kerr has enlightened them, they’re probably just waiting for the day all their carelessness results in a sudden transformation which I imagine will look not unlike that of Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor.
Oh, but don’t worry, because Divine has an obesogen-free hand sanitiser for just $14.95!
Phew. That was close, you guys.
Kerr also says fragrances in products are the “number-one gender bender” and are “feminising little boys”.
“I’d better stop washing and brushing my teeth,” Buttrose said sardonically. “Everything’s dangerous!”
Kerr says that her Divine By Therese Kerr product line is designed to “compliment [sic] her daughter Miranda Kerr’s KORA Organics”.
Kerr previously worked as CEO of KORA Organics but “stepped down” for reasons unknown.
Watch Therese Kerr talking about very dangerous hand sanitiser below. Post continues after video.