Aussie supermodel Miranda Kerr has been defended by her husband, Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel after making some unfounded claims about radiation from mobile phones.
In an interview with Josh Constine at Tech Cruch Disrupt conference, Spiegel accused him of “trying to shame” Kerr after the Snap CEO was asked to discuss his wife’s feat of radiation from the electromagnetic fields from phones and smart devices.
The “shaming” comes after Kerr made comments earlier this year about how she tries to limit the radiation in her home, which seems strange considering her husband’s multi-million dollar business depends on the devices she’s trying to avoid, the Daily Telegraph reports.
“We have the stickers you put on the back of your phone for radiation,” the Aussie model told New Beauty. “I have the EMF detector that picks up the waves in the air. I’ve had the whole house checked by a professional who looks for things like EMF waves and things like that.”
For context, the radiation emitted from mobile devices is minimal, so it sounds like the tech-guys were poking fun at Miranda’s paranoia, which didn’t sit well with her husband.
“You trying to shame my wife in an interview?” he asked defensively.”I haven’t had an opportunity to look into it.”
“You want to support your partner and everything they believe,” Spiegel said, which seems like an appropriate response. Miranda’s paranoia may seem silly now, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being extra cautious. Let the woman live her damn life.
“Why don’t we make a deal,” Spiegel said. “I won’t make fun of your wife on stage, and you won’t make fun of mine.”
The Aussie supermodel-turned-beauty mogul isn’t alone in her theories about electromagnetic fields causing health problems, however, the science isn’t exactly on her side.
According to the Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, there is “no established evidence” that low level electromagnetic fields can be dangerous to your health. While there are some studies that may support the theory, but a large majority of studies seem to debunk the theory.
Celebrities have some weird beliefs, just look at Gwyneth Paltrow, but I don’t think it’s fair to shame someone for the safety measures they take within their own homes and lives. If Miranda was using her platform to sell EMF-detecting products, it’d be a different story, but she’s just living her own life here.
Granted, you’d think her super-tech-genius husband would be able to show her the facts and clear up this mess, but maybe he’s just happy for his wife to have her own beliefs. There’s nothing wrong with that.
Honestly, if EMF-detecting devices are what makes Miranda Kerr look like that, maybe I’ll invest in some too.