Gwyneth Paltrow latest controversy

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  1. rindan***

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    The actress has come under fire for likening the impact of negative online comments to being in a war, according to an interview she gave to Re/Code. While discussing those trolls who make nasty, anonymous comments online, Paltrow called the effect of their insults "dehumanizing."

    "You come across online comments about yourself and about your friends, and it's a very dehumanizing thing," Paltrow said, according to the interview. "It's almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanizing thing, and then something is defined out of it. My hope is, as we get out of it, we'll reach the next level of conscience."

    That bit of introspection did not go over well.

    Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain -- a former prisoner of war -- tweeted, "Gweneth Paltrow is a joke. Her life is like taking bullets for a soldier. What a joke! My 2 sons serving in the military should talk to her."

    Sergeant First Class Bryan Sikes, who suffered a broken neck and back in a 2008 IED explosion in Afghanistan, was infuriated by the actress’ comment. Sikes seethed in an open letter to Paltrow on ClashDaily.com, “I can only imagine the difficulty of waking up in a 12,000 square foot Hollywood home and having your assistant retrieve your iPhone, only to see that the battery is low and someone on twitter has written a mean word.

    It's not the first time the star has stirred strife with her comments. In March she faced criticism after she told E! it was "much harder" for her as both a mother and a celebrity.

    "I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening," she said. "When you're shooting a movie, they're like, 'We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,' and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set."

    Previously, the actress set off a conversation about race and sensitivity after she tweeted "Ni**as in Paris for real" while attending a Jay Z and Kanye West concert in Paris. Paltrow is friends with Jay Z and the tweet referred to a song title from the two rappers, but many took offense at her use of the racial slur.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/29/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/gwyneth-paltrow-war-online-comments/

    poor girl can't catch a break

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    Dumb comment not worthy of a response from those who've actually been in war IMO.

    Sadly you hear shit like this all the time.
     
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    This bitch is retarded.
     
  6. Josh

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    A millionaire actress is out of touch with reality?

    You don't say...
     
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    She doesn't know what reality is. She grew up with a silver spoon in her mouth. She should just stop talking
     
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  9. Todd Gack

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    How old are her kids Mango and Pontius?
     
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    Oh god, I'm sure she wasnt actually meaning that being in a war and getting blasted on the internet had the same impact, she was just trying to make an analogy.
     
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  12. Damien Karras

    Damien Karras Mirabile dichtu, don't you agree?

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    meh, who cares? Rich people and their 1% problems don't rustle my jimmies.

    It takes literally NOTHING to set them off. Life can't be that great when your day is ruined because someone cut you off on the highway.
     
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    any publicity, is good publicity. this chick isn't stupid enough to believe what she's saying.
     
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    That's not only incredibly insensitive to those who have been through battle, but its also telling of her intelligence.

    The words that are thrown your way by either anonymous internet dwellers only have meaning if you let them, because at the end of the day... its just another asshole's opinion. The whole anti-cyber bullying movement perpetuated by these celebrity types is quite funny, a whole movement existing solely because of individuals lacking of any sort of self respect or esteem let words from peers and strangers alike affect them in ways they certainly shouldn't.

    Bullets and handgrenades will rip me limb from limb, but words will never harm me.

    Remember that Gwyneth.

    Oh, and your husband makes shit music.
     
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    I think she's pretty hot and a decent actress, I've enjoyed some of her movies.

    I don't care even a little bit about what kind of person she is or about anything she has to say.

    All I care about is how good she is in movies I pay to see.
     
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    You know if Garnett got a royalty each time this gif was used, he could have bought the Clippers.
     
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    These people are too busy reinforcing her point haha
     
  20. Todd Gack

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    Just a matter of time until this thread turns into a war zone.

    I wonder who will go at it first? Just like two gladiators, battling to the death.
     

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