Gwyneth Paltrow May Be Annoying but She's No Murderous Dictator

Gwyneth PaltrowHey, remember that whole "epic takedown" piece that Vanity Fair is supposedly going to do on Gwyneth Paltrow? The editor of the magazine, Graydon Carter, has finally spoken out about it. The article was intended to be an essay on the "love/hate fest" surrounding Gwynnie, and apparently that is what the writer turned in. But not before Gwyneth got so nervous about it that she actually told all of her celebrity friends not to speak to VF ever again. Carter likens this edict to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, who, you know, reportedly killed much of his family. Harsh!

Carter reportedly writes in the upcoming issue of VF:

She asked that they not speak to Vanity Fair about her, or about anything else ever again. Ever. Never. Kim Jong-un couldn’t have issued a more blanket demand.

Err, well, yeah, he could, Graydon. He could issue a demand to have his uncle and his family killed -- which reportedly he did. He supposedly even fed his uncle to a pack of wild dogs. Hardly the same as telling your celeb pals not to talk to your magazine, though it might seem that way if you're an editor.

Gwyneth also apparently asked Carter what she could do to bring the "haters" around to her side and Carter said he joked, "Gain 15 pounds." Gwyneth then "joked" back that Carter had gained more than that. Ouch!

Well, who knew Gwyneth cared about her haters? That's sort of endearing in a way. Gwyneth always seems so above it all. I've never really understood some of the public's preoccupation with hating on her. Sure, she's totally out of touch with mainstream America, but is that so awful? If you don't like a $200 T-shirt she recommends, just don't buy it.

As for telling all of her friends never to talk to one of the world's most popular magazines again -- a magazine even the most A-list celebs would vie to be on the cover of -- well, Gwyn is a bit deluded in that regard. But that doesn't make her a murderous dictator.

Do you think Gwyneth is that bad?

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nonmember avatar Sally

You know the whole feeding his uncle to wild dogs thing was a complete fabrication, right? Still a silly comparison though.

nonmember avatar Olivia Platt

Sorry, Kiri, but you are wrong about the blanket statement. A blanket statement relies on its generality or vagueness. For instance, "don't speak about anything else again." A command to kill one's uncle is more specific. Don't feel bad, Graydon Carter is an excellent writer.

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