February 1, 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow in Harper's Bazaar; Doesn't Care If People Are Mean To GOOP

According to March Issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, Gwyneth Paltrow almost gave up her pretentious GOOP blog forever, until an old man gave her the reason to keep on writing about pretentious stuff.

"Any time you do anything with any degree of sincerity, people make fun of you. That's totally fine. I don't care. I don't read any of it. My thing with Goop has always been, if you don't like it, then don't log onto it. There were a couple of times when I thought 'I'm just gonna stop doing it. People are so mean to me. I don't want to do it.' But then I was like, 'Who cares what some lame person out there says?' I was in Italy once, and this old man came up to me and said, 'I had the best time in Nashville because of Goop.' And that is so worth it to me.”

In some ways I sympathize with Gwyneth even though in real life she would just snub me for not being worthy of her presence. Sometimes bloggers get criticized because we post materialistic things.

But does Gwyneth really think she is giving us valuable life lessons when she blogs about the fancy hotels she stayed in Paris where they won't even let regular people use the lobby washroom, how she copes with stress by escaping to the country side in France while we cope through a bottle of Vodka, and spending £345 on a pair of children’s boots or $425 on a detox kit to cleanse your body where a $25 East Indian meal will do the same thing, but just won’t come out of the other end as graciously?

These are all great life tips but Gwyneth missed the most very important one: make sure you came out of a rich lady’s va-jay-jay at birth. Too bad many of us don’t have the time and money to do things she suggest on Goop as we are too busy working just to pay for the roof over our heads.