Gwyneth Paltrow’s Latest Tantrum Makes Us Trust Her Even Less

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gwyneth paltrow, stell mccartneyWhen people hate on Gwyneth Paltrow, I typically push back. I've always liked her, always! I think she's a talented and funny actress with a great sense of style. I also think that, however misguided her attempts may be, she genuinely is trying to help people live healthier and happier lives. I've said it all before a million times. I thought I'd never stop saying it. These days, though, she's making it harder and harder to be her fan.

First there was the forehead-slapping close-call she had while driving with her child on a scooter. Even as everyone else howled at her carelessness, I tried to be fair. Parents make mistakes, right? But now I hear she's picked a fight with the magazine Vanity Fair and I am reaching the point of speechlessness.

It's easy to chalk up the occasional condescension on her website to general obliviousness. She doesn't mean to be alienating her fans when she suggests spending $900 on a tee-shirt, to her that's normal! But when she goes out of her way not to communicate with Vanity Fair by refusing to participate in an article they are writing about her, she is overtly saying, "No thanks, I do not care about my fans."

To make matters worse, she's allegedly sent around a letter asking her famous friends not to participate in the article. She's putting them in a terribly awkward position. Talk to the magazine and she'll be mad, stay mum and incur the wrath of the reading public. I understand wanting to keep some semblance of a private life when you are in the public eye, but magazine profiles and interviews are part of your job. You can't expect your fans to keep defending you when you give them nothing to work with.

Do you think Gwyneth Paltrow cares about what her fans think?

 

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worki... workingmama86

I can't stand her anymore

nonmember avatar annoyed

An eating disorder does not equal health.

Jacee... Jacee2348

I don't think she gives a fat rat's ass about her fans, and the feeling is mutual (though I've never been a fan of hers). 

nonmember avatar ted3553

i don't understand the issue. I'm not a huge fan of hers but why is she expected to speak to a magazine when she doesn't want to. Just because they want to do an article about her doesn't mean she has to participate-does she not get a choice?

nonmember avatar linbri29

I've always liked her acting, but she looks really unhealthy in that photo. Like a skeleton with skin and nothing else.

Sara Cunningham

Why is she expected to speak to a magazine when she hasn't consented to? She's a free human being, and she has the right not to talk to the press if she doesn't want to. Way to be an entitled jerk.

Taisie Taisie

Maybe she has a valid reason to not want an interview with Vanity Fair? It's her life! And she doesn't "owe" her "fans" anything, she's an actress, it's a job, she's not a "public servant". When she's not working on a movie, it's "her time". Do you feel you "owe" it to your readers to cater to them on your off time?

Baile... Bailey8307

I dont think this is a big deal. She should be able to choose whether she's involved with the article or not. That being said, I'm not a fan. The snobby comments she's made make it hard to like her. And seriously, how can she not know that the average American can't pay $900 for a t-shirt?  I find that inexcusable. If she's really that disconnected maybe she should consider volunteering her time and learning about people who haven't been handed everything in life.

Mark Stevens

Looked up the tshirt. It's $90 not $900

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