Pop moron Jessica Simpson, previously known for thinking tuna is chicken and buffalo wings are made of buffalo has now expanded her list of Things to Be Dumb About to reach beyond food items and into the alt med sphere:
This is “ear candling,” and it was stupid long before Jessica Simpson tried it. It’s supposed to remove wax from your ears (the wax that’s supposed to be in your ears. Don’t stick things in your ear trying to dig it out!), but all it actually does is burn you or clog your ear canal with hot wax, perforate your eardrum, or nothing if you’re lucky. You’re most likely to hurt yourself when you hold the candle vertically the way Simpson is doing here. No, the Papa John’s pizza box protector won’t help, because the candle is hollow and wax can drop through the inside.
So yeah. Don’t do that.
(Thanks for finding this and hurting us all with the stupidity, Sam.)