What an idiot; Gwyneth Paltrow does it again. It’s hard to imagine someone as dense as Paltrow, these days. She recently sat down for an interview with Re/Code where she discussed the trials and tribulations of being an actor. In the interview, Paltrow whines about her online critics and did her best attempt to win sympathy. “You come across (online comments) about yourself and about your friends, and it’s a very dehumanizing thing,” Paltrow said in her interview. “It’s almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanizing thing, and then something is defined out of it. My hope is, as we get out of it, we’ll reach the next level of conscience.” I sit here and stare at her words in amazement that someone could be so shallow as to compare herself to a soldier. A woman who makes movies for a living and promotes the Tracy Anderson workouts seriously thinks her life is like fighting a war? I just want to pat her on the head and give her an, “Oh, honey…” Cindy McCain had no problem publicly denouncing Gwyneth via twitter. McCain said, “Gwyneth Paltrow is a joke. Her life is like taking bullets for a soldier. What a joke! My 2 sons serving in the military should talk to her.” She tweeted minutes later, “Perhaps Gweneth Paltrow should go out on patrol with some soldiers. Kind of like a Red Carpet in her mind I guess!” As the backlash continued, Paltrow posted an entry on her Goop site stating, “As the mommy wars rage on, I am constantly perplexed and amazed by how little slack we cut each other as women.” Why would we cut you slack, Gwyneth, to keep make your life a little easier? One clear expectation for Gwyneth speaking to the media should be the repercussions of doing so.
Unfortunately for Paltrow, this is not the first interview where she’s suggested her life is a terrible struggle. “I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it’s not like being on set,” Paltrow said in an interview with E!News this past March. This comment, of course, fueled outrage from the meager members of the public. God knows the middle-class folk don’t have the struggles of a multi-millionaire (it must be really tough), but to indicate that she has it harder than the average woman is unwarranted. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the average income for women in the United States is $37, 791. Think about this: On one hand we have a working woman making an average just above the poverty level, raising her children, putting them through school and trying to give her kids a better life than she ever had. Then on the other hand we have Gwyneth Paltrow whose net worth is roughly $60 million. Hardly a comparison. Your daft comments only fuel the fire of feeling dehumanized, Gwyneth!