The interview happened last week and went as follows. To check it out, just read more.
Witter: "You're said to be a great fan of Chinese medicine. What does powdered rhino horn taste like? "
E MacP: "A little bit like crushed bone and fungus in a capsule. Does the job though."
Witter: "How do you know that it works? A lot of people say Chinese medicine is quackery."
E MacP: "Put it this way, works for me."
Elle defended her comments yesterday in a statement:
“I was Twittering with a Times journalist about the taste of herbal medicines and made a flippant comment inferring I had tasted rhino horn. To be clear, I have never knowingly consumed or encouraged consumption of any products derived from endangered species. The idea is abhorrent to me. While I love my herbal and Chinese remedies I would never put my health over the survival of a species. I guess this is one of the pitfalls of 140 character journalism.”
It's good that she has clarified this. It just goes to show, Twitter can be a double edged sword! Perhaps she'll stick to mentioning something more conventional next time, like Kylie's favourite Pond's Cold Cream!
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