Gwyneth Paltrow's New Website: Let Them Eat Macrobiotic Rice!

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On Monday we briefly mentioned Gwyneth Paltrow's new idiotically named "lifestyle website" GOOP, which bears the nonsensical tagline, "nourish the inner aspect." Well today the Los Angeles Times discusses the entirely unsurprising GOOP backlash among bloggers. Why is it unsurprising? Oh, I don't know. Maybe it's because Gwyneth Paltrow was born to incredibly wealthy parents, given every advantage possible, got her first acting gig because her mother is acclaimed star Blythe Danner, shows a regularly snobbish disdain for Americans, and yet is purporting to tell us how to live our lives? Not to mention the fact that the economy is in the shitter and maybe, just maybe, the average woman doesn't really want to hear from Gwyneth that her "life is good because I am not passive about it."I'm sure that the privileged circumstances of her birth have nothing to do with her charmed life, and that the average Jane is just experiencing woes because she's "passive." It's all about being assertive, people. Gwyneth continues in her inane opening salvo on GOOP: "Over the years I have tried lots of different things. I have made lots of mistakes. But I have figured some things out in the process and I would like to share them with you. Whether you want a good place to eat in London, some advice on where to stay in Austin, the recipe I made up this week, or some thoughts from one of my sages, GOOP is a little bit of everything that makes up my life." Lady, you should take your macrobiotic recipes with their expensive ingredients and shove them up your yogariffic ass. Talk about tone deaf! Debuting this website the week after a stock market crash shows that Paltrow is about as publicly savvy as Marie Antoinette. Behind The Gwyneth Paltrow Backlash [LAT]


Isn't hating on someone because they were born to wealthy parents just as bad as hating on someone because they weren't? I don't think she can go back in time and change where she comes from. She is who she is. If you don't like her, you probably wouldn't want to read her blog. No one's going to force you to. This post is a little catty and ridiculous.