Gwyneth Paltrow’s Unusual Malady

Gwyneth PaltrowIt 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:

My grandmother’s father was a chicken farmer on Long Island back in the day; so needless to say, chicken soup is in my blood.

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!”

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2 thoughts on “Gwyneth Paltrow’s Unusual Malady

  1. She is very much a modern day Emma: clueless and smug from a lifetime of unearned praise.

    “I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.” ― Emma

  2. @Andrea – Yeah, I was thinking that the kind of attitude she has is typical of Hollywood. But then I realized it is just typical of the rich. It is just that we don’t hear much about the non-famous rich.

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