Cindy McCain, military mom, hates Goop: ‘Gweneth Paltrow is a joke’


I used to really dislike Cindy McCain, Senator John McCain’s second (and current) wife. But that was before I got a good look at Ann Romney and her overwhelming sense of entitlement. Ann Romney makes Cindy McCain look like Mother Teresa. Cindy McCain has four kids with Senator McCain: two sons, John and James, and two daughters, Meghan and Bridget (Bridget is their adopted daughter). Both sons are currently serving in the military. So, obviously, Cindy McCain was sort of upset with Gwyneth Paltrow’s recent comments at the Re/Code conference. Once again, this is what Gwyneth said IN CONTEXT:

“You come across [online comments] about yourself and about your friends, and it’s a very dehumanizing thing. 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.”

[Via Re/Code]

Yes, Gwyneth compared online comments to bloody warfare. She said the peasant trolls are, like, insurgents or “the enemy.” So, what does Cindy McCain think about all of this? Cindy 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…Perhaps Gweneth Paltrow should go out on patrol with some soldiers. Kind of like a Red Carpet in her mind I guess!”

In Gwyneth’s defense, why would a Hollywood Princess care what a lowly beer heiress and (GASP) politician’s wife thought about her? In Cindy’s defense, Gwyneth Paltrow deserves all the shade you’ve got. Give it to her, Cindy. One day, very soon, Gwyneth will compare Cindy’s tweets to a genocide. “Remember that time a peasant said I was a ‘joke’? It was like Darfur, I swear to God.”

And if you want to know what a badass Green Beret thinks of Gwyneth’s “Twitter is like war, for realz” speech, go here.



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  1. GiGi says:

    Good for her. I’m all about giving people leeway with their words, but GOOP is so disconnected that every time she speaks, she puts her foot in her mouth. And this was a big one, especially right now. Whoever thought I’d be on Cindy McCain’s side??

    • Sarah says:

      If I were advising GOOP, I would tell her to take an AnnE year off. Just go away and then come back in a year. She could say it was part of the “uncoupling” process and she wanted to be with her kids.

      • GiGi says:

        ITA. A year away would do us all well!

      • Chameleon says:

        Cindy McCains sons didn’t HAVE to go to the military. They did chose to.

        Senator McCain is one of those politicians who want those “humanitarian missions” = USA marching into some country or throwing bombs.
        Just throughout history the rich and high upper people rarely ever sacrificed their own children while they profited from wars.

        Bush jun. went to “the military” as well, didn’t he? And he sure never served at the frontline.

        If one reads some of the comments on celebitchy, lainey… or data lounge I can imagine some celebrities might get frightened by the things some fans or some haters write. It is things that would get you fired and criminal procedures if you said it to your collegue at work.
        Maybe Paltrow didn’t choose her words wisely but on the bottomline she is hardly wrong.

        And last time I checked the meaning of “bloody” – not all of it is related to military and war. It can mean “damn” / “damned” as well and in Paltrows comment this meaning could be the one she ment.

        Treat people fair, people.

    • zinjojo says:

      No kidding, never thought I’d support anything Cindy McCain, said, but preach girl!

      Here’s my question about Goop’s speech: did she write it beforehand or did she just show up and talk extemporaneously? Because I can’t imagine that if this was previously written and even rehearsed (!) that someone wouldn’t have suggested editing out the comparison to war, although I suppose she surrounds herself with people who are as clueless as she is.

      And ironically, in the speech she talks about learning and growing as the point of being on earth, but she seems to never actually grow in any respect other than just going further up her own a$$.

      • Angie says:

        Goop really is this generation’s Marie Antoinette–stupid and totally out of touch. Both of them were born into wealth and privilege and never left that rarefied sphere. When MA said ‘Let them eat cake’ she wasn’t being snarky–she truly meant it as a helpful solution to the peasants who had no bread.

      • Pinky Rose says:

        @ Angie. Please Marie Antoinette never said that and contrary to popular belief, she was very aware of what was the state of the French society back then. She has been vilified to a great extent when in true she was a very compassionate and concerned about her subjects welfare. She had her faults, but she wasn’t a clueless and out of touch queen.

      • stickershock says:

        Seconding what Pinky Rose said. Marie Antionette spent her last days in rags so filthy and miserable that they feared if she was executed in them that people would feel sorry for her, so she was dressed up for the beheading. Or at least that’s my understanding of events.

        But I do agree with the spirit of what Angie said. Goop just has no clue, and the smarter and more aware she tries to sound, the dimmer she reveals herself to be.

    • Liv says:

      Unfortunately Goop will never understand that it’s her who has got a wrong perspective. She will think it’s us who are jealous and cruel.

  2. Darkladi says:

    Thanks so much for including the Green Beret letter! My day is made and it’s only 7:30!

    • Meredith says:

      It’s fabulous! Click the link to read the Green Beret letter!

    • Jag says:

      Yes! I was going to link it if it weren’t mentioned. :)

    • strickchic says:

      LOVED the Green Beret letter! It totally made my day as well. God bless him and his family and everyone else who serves our nation so that spoiled, elitist like Goop can write such ridiculous words.

  3. Frida_K says:

    I hope that there is a big pile-on and that maybe, just maybe for a tiny second, it’s big enough to make Goop stop for a second and think, “Hey, maybe I need therapy. Maybe I need to shut up and do some humble self-reflection.”

    That’s never going to happen, but she still deserves the pile-on, and the Green Beret’s letter is fantastic. Spot on!

    • frivolity says:

      Problem is, she most likely is in therapy and her therapist is feeding these delusions. Therapy is mainly about making the patient feel good about herself, not about making the patient a better person.

      • Asiyah says:

        “Therapy is mainly about making the patient feel good about herself, not about making the patient a better person. ”


      • Blackcat says:

        No, it isn’t like that at all if you have a good therapist.

      • Lucinda says:

        @ frivolity –Really? Then my therapist must have sucked because I pretty much left every session feeling like I had been run over by a truck and emotionally exhausted.

      • mercy says:

        “Therapy is mainly about making the patient feel good about herself, not about making the patient a good person.”

        Wow. How insulting to good, hard working therapists who are motivated by a desire to help people and spend years (and a lot of money) educating themselves in pursuit of that goal. I’m sure there are those who’s main interest is lining their own pockets and who act like professional psychophants, but I sincerely doubt they are the majority, even amongst the Hollywood crowd.

    • anesthetizes says:

      She’ll therapist-shop so she can support her narcissistic delusions. It would be a good therapist’s dream to call her out, I think, but she’s so deep in denial and enough money to keep her there that that’s where she’ll stay. She’s got enough sycophants…and enough ca$h to keep her bubble intact and keep spewing this crap. Hopefully these rants will be further nails in her Hollywood coffin, though…she’s Cruise-level distracting on-screen these days and I can’t watch her.

  4. swack says:

    Good for the Green Beret. I remember getting letters from my cousin when he was in Vietnam. He was a radio man and saw many of his friends killed in action. I can’t imagine what those in the military go through every day. I applaud them and thank them for all they do (and not just those serving but also their families).

  5. in_theory says:

    That Green Beret’s comment is like a heart-warming and wonderful shower of sarcasm. I love it.

  6. Rhea says:

    Ohhhhhh….I really reaaaaaallyyy want to know what’s Paltrow reaction about this. Will she finally keeping it quiet or she just can’t help opening her mouth again….

    • mimif says:

      She needs a new PR team ASAP. She didn’t handle her last clarification very well, and if she pulls some “oh you’re all just projecting” crap with this one, her goose is cooked. Also, Green Beret dude deserves a f-cking medal for that letter! *swoon*

      Also, Goop’s hair in the GB pic is hysterical and is that Ben Affleck up there? Smoking.

      • Kiddo says:

        I think we’ll be in for the standard, “My quote was misinterpreted” routine. Wasn’t that her last statement in the Mommy War?

        She could have made some valid points about internet trolling and bullying, but that’s not her style. She had to be ‘So very very’. But everything is hyperbolic or extreme with her blog, isn’t it? And it’s only about her, which I guess is the point, but there are people who have really suffered at the hands of abusers on the net, and she only chose to highlight her own damages, which are miniscule by comparison. But any criticism lobbed at her lofty perch is an absolute affront which must be obliterated.

        The best thing she could do is apologize without elaboration. The end.

      • mercy says:

        She will probably say something like she was speaking metaphorically, as in ‘a war of words,’ not literally about being on a battlefield. If she says anything. It’s past time for her to consider keeping her mouth shut about any issues that have even a hint of controversy.

    • blue marie says:

      If she’s smart then she would shut the hell up, but smart and Goop aren’t typically used in the same sentence. She stepped in this one, and she deserves every bit of shade that’s being thrown her way.

      And the Green Beret’s letter was f-ckawesome!

  7. Dani2 says:

    lol Goop so it’s not just us anonymous haters on the internet is it? Cyndi has a very valid point and that Green Beret’s speech is so spot on, no flaws detected. See this is what really bugs me about Gwyneth, she says the worst possible things at the worst possible times. Work on your public image, Gwyneth, seriously.

  8. Tx says:

    Seriously? shut the f*ck up Goop. Just stop talking.

  9. lucy2 says:

    I agree with Cindy’s sentiments wholeheartedly, but it probably could have been worded better. War is deadly serious for soldiers, their families, and all those living in the war region – not something to ever be compared by online comments.

    • I totally agree. Cindy took a lot of the momentum out of her argument by responding in such a….shall we say…less then classy way? Of course GOOP is delusional and self-centred, but that is all she knows. The woman is still a person, a mother, has feelings. I feel like by calling her a joke she sort of threw the baby out with the bathwater, regardless of the fact that it just so happens to be true

  10. Poppy says:

    it must suck to believe you are the chosen one, an enlightened genius, talented beyond measure, et al, and yet be unable to convince anyone you’re nothing more than an ignorant, pretentious turd.
    how very frustrating for gwynsufferable.
    she’s definitely more well known now for being disliked than for winning an oscar. karma?

    • Monkey Towz says:

      She’s on the Kanye train to Idiotville. Her level of delusion is astounding.

      • Khadijah says:

        Kanye knows that his shtick is product. He has even mentioned it afew times. He knows that we read his interviews because he sounds like a narcisistic nutjob and he plays it up for the gallery. He sees himself in the Mohammed Ali school of swag (although Ali had the foresight to temper his rhetoric with humor).

        Paltrow is another kettle of fish.

    • Green Is Good says:

      An oscar she sure as HELL did not deserve. She was the worst part of that movie hands down. I wonder how much it cost the studio to buy that Oscar?

    • Nicolette says:

      I know, how very awful for her. Poor thing. To sit on your throne and have to share the same air as us peasants. How does she deal with it? Perhaps by her head being so far up her own ass.

  11. lamamu says:

    I love that Cindy McCain can’t be bothered to spell Goop’s name correctly. Twice!

    • Cricket says:

      I noticed that too and wonder if it wasn’t intentional. I thought Cindy was a typical heiress but I read some things about her and the work she has done with women and refugees, she is actually pretty inspiring.

      Her daughter Bridget, she saw her in an orphanage and she was a baby and needed surgery that she couldn’t get there, I’m thinking Bangladesh or somewhere …sorry, just from memory so could be off,,, anyway, she made the decision she was adopting that girl and taking her home to get her treatment and we’ll, ,, john je just had to say yes! Loved that about her.

      And as a fellow migraine sufferer, I sympathize with her as well.

  12. Little M says:

    I don’t know who this lady is but bravo!

    Goop and her oh so perfect sparkling white and detoxified life give me the creeps. She can do whatever she wants with her life but it gets on my nerves when she preaches to people, even it is to rich people like her.

    Me? I live in the real hard world. If I want advice, I’ll ask someone who knows a bit about anything other than green juicing.

    And the war comments were unfortunate. I feel for the soldiers.

  13. launicaangelina says:

    I agree with both the Green Beret’s and Cindy McCain’s reactions. Gwyneth Paltrow is very out of touch. She needs serious, intensive help because she is a diagnosable-level narcissist.

  14. Talie says:

    I think people need to chill. I mean, does Cindy McCain really think anyone was taking Gwyneth’s advice? Cause you know, celebrities are our best teachers…

    • Esmom says:

      That was my thought, too. We’re at the point where anything and everything Goop says will be ripped to shreds and for Cindy McCain to even bring it up kinda lowers her to Goop’s level in the Twittersphere. It seems she should save her outrage for bigger issues, imho.

    • dlp973 says:

      People need to chill? I think you should peruse John McCain’s biography and see how he sacrificed a LOT as a military member. So, I do not agree with John McCain’s politics, but I feel anyone whom is married to him has my blessing to refute such awful comments from Goop.

    • THeOriginalKitten says:

      This is why I love this blog-inevitably, someone always says what I’m thinking so I don’t have to.

      ITA 100% with Tallie and Esmom.

      Besides the fact that while we can all agree with Cindy McCain’s sentiments, all she’s doing by tweeting about Goop is elevating Goop’s words to a worthy point of discussion—which they’re not.

      Does Cindy tweet a lot about politics? (I’m not on Twitter) …..because political issues are a helluva lot more important than what some self-involved, entitled actress has to say.

      • dlp973 says:

        Maybe you all are right on Cindy McCain just providing more attention to Goop, but I think also no way would this particular episode from Goop go unnoticed and perhaps Cindy McCain was going along with adage of “silence granting consent”? Anyway, I appreciate the thoughtful responses you all made-I rarely comment on anything, but like reading comments.

      • Patty Cake says:

        Totally agree. When I saw that C. McCain jumped on G.Paltrow diss list, I was like, ok, why? Everybody knows that your kids are serving, obviously Paltrow is not in a good place right now, just be above it Cindy! I really believe Paltrow May have a mental breakdown soon if she is not having one now. Folks should just back off. I like how Angelina’s approach was, she responded to it without taking Paltrow down personally. Take a breather Cindy, it’s not that serious.

    • lucy2 says:

      While I think that 99% of what Goop spews should probably be ignored, this is such an insensitive comparison to make (and said right after Memorial Day too) that I can understand it really hitting a nerve with military personnel and their families.
      I don’t have an issue with Cindy responding, but I think the “she’s a joke” only lessens her rebuttal. She could have just said something about words never being comparable to war, and how we should never underestimate the physical and emotional devastation war has on those who experience it, and leave it at that.
      Instead of making Gwenyth maybe think about her words more carefully, mostly likely she’s going to just instigate more victim mentality. “OMG all the jealous haters are always picking on me!”

      • Diane says:

        On the other hand, I think it’s really fantastic that someone of Cindy McCain’s stature, with the family military ties to further validate her comments, calls Gwyneth out as the joke that she is. It’s easy for you or me to say she’s a joke, but hearing that from CM is really gonna shake up miss goody two shoes. She’s so insecure right now and seems to be spending a lot of time wondering about why people don’t like her (we’re all jealous). Let’s see what her comeback to CM is.

  15. Deanne says:

    Gwyneth needs to stop talking. She puts her foot in her mouth and exposes her sense of entitlement, every time she speaks. I can’t even begin to imagine how obnoxious she is in private. She has had everything handed to her and thinks she’s self made. Comparing social media commentary to going to war doesn’t shock me coming from her. Next she’ll be claiming PTSD because her favourite organic honey was out of stock. She’s a complete and utter entitled idiot.

  16. Lark says:

    Gwyneth needs to stop giving interviews for a while. The hyperbole and broad generalizations she tends to make just get her in trouble.

  17. Guesto says:

    I can’t stand the vacuous, vapid, self-absorbed drivel GP specialises in but the reaction by Cindy McCain and others is a bit OTT surely? All GP’s saying – albeit badly – is that the internet can be like a daily assault course or feel like a battle ground if you’re a public figure. Hardly an original thought or one that hasn’t been expressed before by countless other people.

    By giving her attention, Cindy McCain has chosen to hold GP up as someone who should know better. A mistake. Goop doesn’t know better and proves it every time she opens her self-serving mouth.

    Best ignored imo.

    • THeOriginalKitten says:

      Yes, said something similar above and I completely agree.

    • Bobbiesue says:

      As though slews of other celebrities and people in the public sphere haven’t had knee-jerk reactions to topics they find deeply personal and attacked said person on twitter before? See; a million examples. She may realize later she acted too quickly but clearly this is a hot button issue for her. It’s her twitter she can write what she likes. And, I didn’t know she has 2 sons on active duty so it’s not “common knowledge” exactly.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        She’s not a “celebrity”, she’s a politician’s wife. She has the platform to speak about important issues, why the hell is she wasting an opportunity to affect real change by talking about an actress??

      • Just Me says:

        Exactly TOK. If she really wanted to take a stand and make a difference for our troops, she could speak out on all of the issues affecting our Vets. Speaking out against Gwyneth Paltrow helps no one (except maybe by bringing publicity to herself). Speaking out on behalf of Vet issues helps an entire demographic who really need powerful voices to advocate for them. Unfortunately, our politicians are playing a big game of “Let’s See How Much We Can Sweep Under This Here Rug.” Cindy McCain’s big stand against Paltrow makes her appear a part of that.

      • Chameleon says:

        I would like to know where exactly Cindy McCain’s sons are “doing their duty”? Anywhere near danger? Or are they savely “hidden” somewhere far away from danger? I remember a certain republican president who did his military service FAR AWAY from danger but nevertheless claimed respect for “having served”.

        The McCains are a military family. McCain the politician was in the military as where his father and grandfather. It does smell of nepotism especially if you consider John McCain’s track record at the naval academy.
        The politician McCain’s military record is anything but good. He just milked his POW status. But he became a POW by his own tactical-militarian faults. His record as a member of the military in training (naval academy) isn’t great either. Also I don’t credit any merits to anyone having joined the unjust Vietnam war.

        I have a lot of respect for the guys at the frontline and their support staff when they are defending your country. But when I hear guys like George W. and John McCain demanding respect for their military merits and their unjust wars then I just want to throw up.

      • Just Me says:

        So, they did a prisoner swap with the Taliban and freed Berghdahl. The day after Shinseki resigns over the VA Scandal.

        I hope this hero is able to transition back into normal life at some point. And I hope he does get the best healthcare possible. He more than deserves it. I am so, SO happy he’s freed. But make no mistake, this poor soldier has now become a political pawn. Ever wonder why it took so long for him to be freed? U.S. policy states that we don’t negotiate with terrorists.

        I wish they’d stop sweeping shit under the rug and just do the right thing. Bergdahl will get the care he deserves b/c the world is watching. As he should. But so should the rest of our Vets behind the scenes. They just put a tiny bandaid over a gaping wound and told the world to look. They fixed it. Hopefully the public will see it for what it really is. Because regardless of what happens with Bergdahl, our soldiers are still suffering.

        I am so disappointed in our government. Not just one party. All of them.

  18. Josephine says:

    Apparently no one has heard of hyperbole/analogy. Does anyone seriously think she meant “war” in the sense of men and women serving in the military? “War” has many varied and rich meanings, only one of which is war in the military sense.

    I think folks like Cindy look for any ‘ole dumb statement to bring attention to herself and pretend like she’s so disgusted. Ugh – let’s stop giving attention to people who use social media in this way.

    • Esmom says:

      Ha, I said something similar above. I do think Cindy’s outrage should be saved for more consequential matters, especially when it comes to the military.

      • Just Me (and my Bobby McGee) says:

        Like the VA! Like the budget cuts putting soldiers who spent the past 10 years going to war over and over and over again out of jobs! Like the homeless Vets on the Street! SERIOUSLY! If people want to be outraged on behalf of the troops, GOOD GOD, go be outraged for that! We need your anger! REAL SHIT is going down right now and we are not treating our Vets right. Who cares what Gwyneth Paltrow said??!! If we’re going to claim moral outrage for the troops, by God, be outraged for the right damn reason!

        Yes, I’m cursing, but I feel passionately about this. Google search – bad things are happening to our soldiers, but no one is paying attention b/c we’re all too focused on a piss poor metaphor some celebrity used!

      • Esmom says:

        Just Me (and my Bobby McGee): Exactly. It’s criminal the way vets are treated in the VA system, to name one issue. It would be nice to see Mrs McCain use her platform for more constructive purposes.

      • THeOriginalKitten says:

        ^^^^OMG YES to all of this!

        I have to keep plus one-ing to everything you guys are saying here.

        You guys rule.

        Also, is that Ben Affleck in that picture? He looks really hot, albeit a bit stoned….

      • mayamae says:

        Why doesn’t she speak out on issues in her own state? She can start with the 3 year boy who just shot and killed his 1 1/2 year old brother.

        Cindy McCain chose Gwyneth because she’s a Hollywood liberal. This wouldn’t happen if Schwarzenegger said it.

      • lucy2 says:

        Just Me – you’re right. She has been silent, at least on twitter, regarding the VA. I’m can understand her wanting to comment on Goop, but how easy to steer the conversation and remind people of all the struggles veterans face.

    • Just Me (and my Bobby McGee) says:


    • Elena says:

      CM responded to what many agree was a bad analogy by GP. I’ll be watching for a similar level of outrage next time the terms “war on poverty”, “war on drugs”, “war on Christmas” are used on the public airwaves. Time for lots of folks, including CM and GP, to stop finding insults where clearly none were intended.

    • Chameleon says:

      @ Josephine

      Very good analysis. Your thoughts on this need to be presented to a bigger audience!!!

  19. Hmmm says:

    Pretty hypocritical of Ms McCain thinking of poor soldiers, when it was partly her husbands decision to send them to Iraq into a war that should have never happened in the first place.
    Cindy McCain was involved in an illegal prescriptions drugs scandal some years ago BTW, for which she never served time or faced conviction, because of her connections.

    • Sandy says:

      How do you hold her responsible for her husband’s decisions? Also, they ARE a military family, obviously, since they have two sons who have served! Cindy and John are at least putting their money where their mouths are, which is more than many politicians who supported the war have done. Besides, the illegal prescription drug scandal was a long time ago, and I don’t castigate her for looking for the best deal. She should be judged on other things she has accomplished, and she certainly seems to have succeeded as a mom!

      • Hmmm says:

        She is not responsible for her husbands decisions, but it was her choice to talk about a real war compared to an online war.
        If she wants to get on that level she can’t complain about people not looking too far into her connections. Neither her or her husband ever agreed to invading Iraq was wrong.

      • Chameleon says:

        Where are her sons serving? At the frontline or far behind and far away from danger?

        Oh and does Cindy McCain’s family profit from the Iraq war in terms of business?

        Why does Cindy McCain not speak out against these very illegal wars like the Iraq war?

        Why does Cindy McCain not use her celebrity status for more important cases?

      • Not now, Kato! says:

        Cindy McCain STOLE narcotics from her charity and her interest in the charity increased with her ability to take narcotics meant for post-operation patients. If it were any of us we would have been charged with multiple felonies.

      • Chameleon says:

        I wonder if McCain has long-term damages from her narcotics abuse.

        I really think it is quite rich that McCain accuses Paltrow over such a trivial thing as an ambiguous use of words while she herself escaped legal prosecution for much more serious matters by abusing her position, power, wealth and connections.
        McCain made a loughing stock of the US constitution which stipulates equal treatment of all people in law courts without regard for their social and financal position. And now she beraves an actress for what is an unlucky phrase at best. It is disgusting.

  20. PunkyMomma says:

    To Bryan Sikes, SFC, USA – thank you for your service and please stay safe. You are a hero in my book.

  21. lowercaselois says:

    As a democrat, I am agreeing with a republican on this. Take notice Capitol Hill.

  22. Shelby says:

    Green Berets letter, spot on. Perfect.

    • Tulip says:

      +1. That was a beautifully written letter!

    • Nicolette says:

      It was perfect. I only hope she read it, and has been humbled to the point of humiliation. Time for her to get off that high horse of hers.

  23. abby says:

    oh Gwyneth! She really needs to just sit in a corner and be quiet for a while. Just, stop talking and really stop comparing her (mostly) pampered life to things that she has no concept of – 9-5 office jobs? War and soldering? Seriously? Is Huvane still her publicist? Is he on an extended break?

    And Gwyneth’s comments hold extra rancor coming on the heels of Memorial Day, and even worse given the VA scandal. Yeah, mean tweets and internet trolls are in the same league as IEDs and gueriila warfare. Yeah.

    My niece is in the army and believe me when she was in Afghanistan there was never a relaxed moment back home. Always in the back of your mind.

    And I eagerly await Paltrow’s patronizing “you are all projecting” response to her alleged “out of context” quote. Yeah, that one went over real well with the “regular job” moms. And I thought that she was trying to expand GOOP and relate to the “peasant” moms? Good luck with that.

  24. trama queen says:

    Love the Green Beret letter! We need to pay more attention to people like him, not this overindulged, spoiled brat. SHUT UP AND GO AWAY GOOP!

  25. MsAubra says:

    *looks at picture* OOH LAWD what done happen to her???

  26. Green Eyes says:

    Who would have thought that such a “refined” girl as Goop would adhere to the “there’s no such thing as bad publicity” mantra. She’s such a twat.

  27. maichan says:

    I love this letter. I know that it’s probably better to ignore goop and her little juiced up organic detoxed soapbox, but my goodness its a down to earth and nicely written retort to those celebrities who thinks what they do is anything like a real war (Tom Cruise, Goop, etc. Etc etc).

  28. db says:

    Come on, Gwynnie — you’re trolling us, aren’t you?

  29. Evi says:

    I read the letter, but the webpage that the letter was republished on is hosted by one of those moronic extreme hunters. I scrolled down as I read the letter, to see the web posters (not letter writer) book that is advertised: A Theology of Hunting.
    Now the letter is spot on. Gwyneth has not only lost her marbles, but she is an irrelevant speck in the wider scheme of things, which is why I don’t understand why entertainment websites give her the time of day. She is a crap actress. A mediocre singer. There are women that work at my local supermarket stacking shelves and at the checkout that have more personality. It just goes to show, dumb luck or destiny is a bitch for the likes of Gwyneth to exist.

  30. GeeMoney says:

    As much as I like Gwyneth, she deserves all of the shade in the world for the comments she’s been making lately. Perhaps her publicist needs to sit down with her and go back over “what to say and what not to say” in public again. It seems like she’s forgotten.

    And that letter written by that green beret… PRICELESS. So spot on.

  31. Sandy says:

    Goop spoke at the Re/Code conference so I suspect she’s trying to expand her resume into the “New Media/Tech” area, and make Goop seem more important, and weighty, than it is. (Doesn’t she write one article a month? And hasn’t she failed to make Goop a brand?) Also she may be trying to market the company and connect with the Internet millionaires like Sergy Brin, etc. After all, she needs a new identity now that Chris has left her. Good for Cindy for explaining to all of us how vacuous she is on so many levels.

  32. HoustonGrl says:

    The thing I don’t understand about Gweneth (lol) is why she even bothers to make these highly charged statements. I guess she enjoys being in the press? She certainly puts herself out there for it. It’s not like she needs to make these verbal diarrhea speeches for cash, you know? So what’s the appeal? I don’t get it. She should go to college or something. Get educated.

    • idsmith says:

      You are spot on. She has no reason to do the things she does other than for attention. I even remember back when she had her first child she said she was going to disappear for awhile. Then, she made sure to go outside walking the baby every single day on a pap stroll, show up at events with those weird “cup marks” on her back and doing endless interviews. She doesn’t know how to live without attention.

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  33. Mrs D says:

    The green beret’s letter – awesome! Goop on that Fishsticks Paltrow. Hahahahahaha!

    • Pandy says:

      Awesome is right! Someone should print it, frame it and hang a copy in each of her 12 bathrooms.

  34. Jayna says:

    I love Cindy’s tweets. I never actually disliked Cindy. She had to live with John and his ego and him gone a lot. She had a stroke and if I remember right, recuperated on her own. But the thing I liked about her was she brought home her daughter from India and didn’t ask John, I think knowing he would say no. I think she has a big heart for someone born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Yeah, she was addicted to painkillers once upon a time. Who wouldn’t be married to a politician. LOL

    Anyway, that Green Beret’s letter was beyond AMAZING. It was so spot on and had all the right amounts of realism about the realities and horrors of war for soldiers and wives and sacrifice and the right amount of reality check about her life with sarcasm to perfection.

    Gwynnie needs to stop selling $500 T-shirts for a moment and obsessing about her diet and exercise regimen and get out in the real world hands on volunteering , not just cutting a check to a charity. It would do her a world of good and get her outside of herself. She’s not a bad person. She’s just a very rich celebrity who lives in her bubble in her exclusive homes in England and now California and summers in the Hamptons who is too self-involved.

  35. Mystified says:

    Could you please give an example of Ann Romney’s sense of entitlement?

    • mayamae says:

      Well, she did compare her sons serving their Mormon missions to other people’s sons going to war. That’s something Cindy McCain didn’t seem to have a problem with. She also said Mitt Romney didn’t go to Vietnam because he was serving his country by going on his mission to France.

      • mercy says:

        “Well, she did compare her sons serving their Mormon missions to other people’s sons going to war. That’s something Cindy McCain didn’t seem to have a problem with. She also said Mitt Romney didn’t go to Vietnam because he was serving his country by going on his mission to France.”

        Thank you. GOOP’s comment was grossly insensitive and self-centered, but she’s never sent anyone to fight a war based on lies and deceit like Cindy McCain’s husband has. Do you think she’s ever called out her husband for that?

    • DTX says:

      I’m pretty sure Kaiser provided links…try clicking on them.

  36. Eugenia says:

    Wow in that first pic, I thought she looked like she was Amy Poehler’s mom or an artist rendering of what Amy would look like in about 25 years.

  37. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    It was only a matter of time before feathered hair made a comeback – bring on the Vitalis!

  38. The Original Mia says:

    I am iffy on Cindy, but I totally agree with what she said about Goop.

  39. lunchcoma says:

    I’m annoyed with Goop for forcing me to agree with Cindy McCain (who is herself fairly prone to being out of touch).

  40. chaine says:

    At first i thought the top photo was a very angry Ellen DeGeneres.

  41. dromedary says:

    Was it really necessary to point out that Bridget was adopted? You couldn’t just leave it at “daughter”? It’s like Gene Hackman’s introductions of Gwyneth Paltrow’s character in Royal Tenenbaums. Insulting.

    • pamspam says:

      I came here to say the same thing. I really, really don’t like when it’s specified which children are ‘natural’ vs. adopted. :(

    • mercy says:

      I guess it’s supposed to make Cindy seem like a better person or something.

      • Amulla says:

        Adopting kids doesn’t make someone a “saint”. It is a way to build a family, but if someone is doing it, in their mind, as some sort of charity project, then they are adopting for the wrong reasons.

  42. Nighty says:

    I don’t understand why people give GP so much importance. Her comments were out of line, yes, hyperbolic, yes, idiotic, yes, insensitive, yes…. ( but then again, she worries too much about the clothes and the looks when leaving home, that she ends up forgetting the brain behind – I do it with keys sometimes.. she does it with the brain, whatever)
    But is she really that important? If everybody stopped talking /commenting on her (I know, I’m at fault here too), she’d eventually realize (or not, depends on her brain capacity – which seems to be very low) that she’s just a NOBODY!!!!

    • mercy says:

      Maybe because she’s one of those ‘Hollywood liberals’ that Cindy and her buddies want to hold up as an example of all Democrats.

  43. Pam says:

    Dear Goop: Vapid Narcissist – just go away and leave us all alone. Mr Green Beret is my hero!

  44. kay/lv says:

    i dont much like the mccains but i have to agree wwith cindi mccain this time. Gwynie needs to shut it.

  45. Ginger says:

    Wow! I come from a family with a HUGE military background. I’m an Air Force brat and my father was deployed to Vietnam. Both of my brothers have served and been sent into warfare. My grandfather was wounded and nearly killed in World War 2. My brother’s ex wife and my ex husband have both served in the military. My second husband has also served in the Army. This (insert any four letter word here and I can think of quite a few), out of touch skank needs to keep her mouth firmly shut! (Sorry, if I’m using strong words but this REALLY pisses me off!) I say lets send her to Afghanistan for a week with the troops and see how she handles it. Go Cindy for speaking the truth! (And I never in a million years thought I would agree with her about anything but on this I most certainly do!) From now on, I think I may have to boycott Goops films.

    • LaurieH says:

      I let my fiance – a former Marine – read what Gwyneth wrote. His reaction? “What a twat.”

  46. Dirty Martini says:

    Gwennie–for the love of all that is holy — QUIT TALKING.

    You are one clueless individual who really is completely devoid of a smidgen of emotional intelligence.

    Somebody please stop her. Please.

  47. bettyrose says:

    If no one responds to GOOP or acknowledges her, will she cease to exist?

  48. Decloo says:

    Goop aside, who cares what Cindy McCain has to say?

    • Dirty Martini says:

      The woman adopted a homeless child to give it a better life and to love it unconditionally. She raised 2 patriotic sons who support their country and it’s citizens — that means me and you assuming you’re from the US

      All that aside (as if there is such a possibility) -I for one respect her thoughts and her rights to reflect them. I don’t always agree but I’ll listen and respect.

      Your mileage may vary.

  49. melain says:

    That green beret post is outstanding. God bless our troops…smart and brave!!! Goop is so warped. The horror of her life is Twitter? But divorce.. that’s just ‘uncoupling.’ Cold hard heart and empty head.

  50. amelia says:

    I read about paltrows wealth and privileged life all the time, how rich is she really.I bet not as wealthy as Winfrey.

  51. Chris says:

    Ugh. You could’ve warned us about that Green Beret article coming from a conservative website. I got stuck in there and ended up reading an Anne Coulter article. (shudders)

    • LaurieH says:

      It’ll be okay. As a Republican myself, I can promise you that it’s not contagious. :-) . I love me some Ann Coulter. I don’t always agree with her, but I really enjoy a ballsy woman who just throws it out there without fear (on both sides of the aisle). For too long, women were expected to keep their thoughts to themselves and leave the business of politics to the menfolk. From Rachael Maddow to Ann Coulter – all smart, educated, accomplished women – they took a stand, stuck to it and aren’t afraid to put themselves out there and take the slings and arrows that come from it. What they say isn’t half as important as their courage to say it.

      • jjva says:

        what a nice, balanced, respectful reply! Celebitchy commenters never cease to amaze me :)

      • Chris says:

        “and aren’t afraid to put themselves out there and take the slings and arrows that come from it’

        Bet she’s happy to take the big pay cheques too.

  52. LaurieH says:

    In defense of Goop – she had a decent point (one that I agree with), but as ALWAYS you have to weed through all the moronic pretentiousness to find it. Unfortunately for Gwyneth, her over-the-top pretentiousness has become her de facto calling card (or a chronic disease) and most people can’t be bothered anymore to put on their wellies to slog through her bullshit to get to her point – and I don’t blame them. It’s not worth the effort. As to Cindy McCain, I have always been a fan. Most people reflexively don’t like her because she’s a *gasp* Republican and therefore some kind of evil bogeyman, but if you read a bit about her, you’ll find there’s much to admire about her. And I love her for calling Goop out.

  53. Amulla says:

    I did not see where Cindy McCain “hates” Gwyneth Paltrow, but was just disgusted with her public comments. However, I don’t think anyone should give Paltrow any more publicity. She’s just a pretty blond girl whose father put her into films. If she had been born into a different family, she might be working one of those ordinary office jobs that she acts so scornful about.

  54. Lola says:

    Thank you for including Bryan Sikes letter as a link. I have no clue about what Cindy McCain has previously said in regards to soldiers and war, but the fact is that someone should have reviewed what GP said before she said it … doesn’t she pay people for that? If she had left out the second sentence completely, I think no one would be commenting about this, imho.
    She does read online comments about herself and her friends, so I wonder, does she call her friends up and say “Hey! This is what is being said about you over the interwebz.” Can you imagine? What if the friend does not go online, looking at the phone id no. must be a witch … “oh, my dear Lord, here she does again, calling me to tell me what someone is saying AGAIN.”
    I have no clue what she meant about a “next level of conscience,” but a NOW level of conscience would have been not to compare things to other things that you clearly don’t know much about.
    Now, I may not agree with what the Commander in Chief (and others) have done / or have argued in order to get US soldiers into conflicts / wars, but I do respect and thank all of those that have decided to go into the arm forces.

  55. Bunbun says:

    I have to say that I’m in agreement with Michael McPherson of Veterens for peace. I know that a fair amount may not agree because it’s not a knee-jerk reaction or he’s not slamming GOOP to your satisfaction.

    I’m not saying that GOOP doesn’t say stupid things or seems not relate to people outside of her money bracket, but as a whole, I think that most of you would cheer on LeAnn Rimes if she talked smack about GOOP, or defend her against the psycho twists of “MeAnn.” YMMV.

    “Michael McPhearson, executive director of the organization Veterans for Peace, gave a more measured response.
    “Ms. Paltrow like most people has never been to war or had her life in real danger so she does not know what it is like to face war,” he told Yahoo. “But she does know what it is like to be afraid and to feel belittled. These are the emotions I’m sure she feels when being attacked on the internet … Because Ms. Paltrow has not been in war and she has not faced war conditions like soldiers and victims of war, she has nothing to compare her personal dehumanizing experience to other than what she imagines war to be like. Her frame of reference is extremely skewed.”
    McPhearson continued: “As a combat veteran and father of a son who served a tour in Iraq, I am not upset with Ms. Paltrow. I am more concerned with the flurry of attention she receives for what is really a foolish and uneducated comment, but harmless; while there is little real debate about our nation’s wars and our need to find a different way to solve conflicts so that we can stop forcing our children and children around the world to face war. Every soldier and victim of war is someone’s child. No, Ms. Paltrow has no idea what she is talking about and she unknowingly belittles the experience of service members and the victims of war. However, no one should have to face the horrors of war; yet, far too any people do, including innocent people who have done nothing wrong and have little if anything to say about why they are caught in the crossfire of U.S. war. Let’s have a flurry of controversy and debate about that”

    • jjva says:

      that’s a wonderful statement.

    • Jayna says:

      What a great comment and taking a negative and trying to use that for an opportunity to turn the focus on an important topic.

      If Gwyneth was smart, she would just issue a statement that upon reflection it was an idiotic comparison and regrets that it belittled what true war is and what our soldiers go through. Then she could go on and say as an adult she can turn it off and handle it but that she does worry about our youth and the internet’s bullying effect.

      That would be the smart thing to do. Face it head on and acknowledge it, I always admire people who don’t justify but come out and agree when it’s true instead of deflecting. Plus it defuses the situation anyway.