Alicia Silverstone's book for expectant mothers The Kind Mama has been slammed by critics for its advice which includes not using tampons or vaccinating babies.The actress, best known for her completely amazing role of Cher Horowitz in cult teen film Clueless, began a side career as a healthy-living and birth guru years back and advocates a vegan lifestyle.
The book is currently getting a way harsh time on Amazon and as well as quite a few way harsh comments, has a rating of two stars out of five, according to Radar.
The main criticism is Silverstone's advice is anecdotal rather than backed by any form of research.
Want to see what people are getting so upset about? Here's three points from The Kind Mama that make us want to never watch Clueless again (and that's serious)...
1. Don't use tampons. Silverstone writes: "Unfortunately, feminine-care manufacturers aren't required to tell you what's in their products, which means that no one's talking about the potential pesticide residues from non-organic cotton and the 'fragrances' containing hormone-upsetting, fertility-knocking phthalates that are snuggling up to your hoo-ha." Uh, "hoo-ha". For Silverstone, this word for VAGINA is also interchangeable with "chichi" - the part of the body she claims in the most absorbent.
2. Don't vaccinate your baby. Silverstone says it's bad for them, plus her son Bear hasn't been vaccinated and he's better than your baby because a) he's never once been sick and b) was potty-trained at six months *stares without blinking for very long time*.
3. Be a vegan. According to Silverstone, this will prevent postpartum depression. Also after you've given birth, eat the placenta, OK?
MORE! Watch Silverstone discuss her new book, maybe it's not so bad...?