It is widely accepted that Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the most slappable people in Hollywood. I, of course, am an iconoclast, but even my powers of contrariness are not great enough to like her. In fact, I dislike her so much that I even fast forward through “He Plays the Violin” in 1776 because I hate watching her mother—who looks just like her. (I also hate that they used the very weak singer Blythe Danner when Betty Buckley belts out that song so beautifully on the original cast album.)
A couple of weeks ago, The Savory published an article, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Most Obnoxious Food Quotes. She’s written two cookbooks, but that apparently is not the problem. One thing that really comes across in the quotes is just how clueless she seems to be about the lives of non-millionaires who actually have to work for a living. She also has what can only be termed an unnatural relationship with Vegenaise.
My favorite quote, by far, was the following:
Coming from a normal, self-aware person, I would think that was a clever line. But there is no indication that she’s joking. I think she just doesn’t realize what she’s said. “Don’t the chicken parts get stuck in your veins? You should see a doctor about that!”