Gwyneth Paltrow seems to think whole food, water and good sleep are all free

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To be clear, I don’t actually believe that Gwyneth Paltrow should be canceled. Any cancellation – if it should happen – won’t come from me. That’s partly because I halfway enjoy how obliviously awful she is, and it’s fun to cover her sometimes. It’s not a “cancel Gwyneth y/n” issue. It’s more like: please recognize that she’s terrible. Please recognize that she’s getting rich off of bad science, elitism and expensive feelings. Please recognize that whatever Gwyneth is, she’s not f–king harmless. Gwyneth has a newish interview in the Financial Times, and she is just as dangerous clueless and obliviously elitist as ever. Some highlights:

How she started Goop: “It’s bizarre to think back on. I had such a different life then,” says Paltrow of the “life crisis” that precipitated Goop. “I was completely burned out. I had done 40 films in a decade, and even though there were aspects of it that were incredible, it was also pretty lonely. I was on the road alone a lot. And I had had my daughter and I thought, I don’t want to do that any more. And then I started to realise I was very interested in the digital space. I certainly had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was trying to figure out WordPress alone in my kitchen. It was ridiculous.”

She’s still telling that asinine story about bitching out a yoga-studio employee: “I started writing about this kind of stuff when it was ahead of the curve, and we are still ahead of the curve. Even when I started to do yoga, pre-internet, I remember there being very cynical articles about how yoga was culty and weird and for freaks. It’s been great watching the sea-change. I had this funny experience the other day where I went to a yoga studio in LA and the beautiful 22-year-old girl behind the counter was like, ‘Have you ever done yoga before?’ And I was like: ‘Bitch, you have this job because I’ve done yoga before.’ ”

On her detractors who say “wellness” is only for privileged, rich white women: “But this is bullsh-t. This idea that wellness is aspirational, and for rich people, it’s absolutely not true at all. At the crux of it, the true tenets of wellness — meditation, eating whole foods, drinking a lot of water, sleeping well, thinking good thoughts, trying to be optimistic — are all free.”

Why people are really mad at her: “I think the reason why people get pissed off with me is because I’m like, ‘No, I actually work my ass off in all areas of my life.’ Some people are really inspired by that and some people are annoyed by it.”

Going into to meet with investors for Goop: “Oh, it’s hilarious. And so brutal. Firstly, every investor will take the meeting. And then, for about the first 90 seconds, I am Gwyneth Paltrow and maybe they want a selfie for their wife and maybe they tell me about how much they loved The Royal Tenenbaums. And then you sit down to do the presentation it’s like: ‘Oh sh-t, this is what it’s like to be an entrepreneur.’ It’s such a great lesson, because when you’re a famous person . . . people are always treating you with kid gloves and removing obstacles for you. Investor meetings were a huge wake-up call, in the best way. It was when I realised I’d been treated like a fake person for 20 years.”

On all of the lawsuits & fake science: “As you grow, you realise you have a lot of responsibility and accountability. We’re getting very buttoned-up about all that stuff now. I think the scariest thing for me is not knowing what I don’t know. I have made huge mistakes because I didn’t know those particular mistakes were even conceivably possible to make.”

[From Financial Times]

First of all, do you enjoy how she glosses over the lawsuits and consumer-advocacy watchdog reports about all of her expensive fake science? It’s only NOW that Goop is starting to get “buttoned up” about, you know, making sure that they don’t say or suggest that stickers can cure cancer. It’s “scary” for Gwyneth because of “not knowing what I don’t know.” *twirls blonde hair* You mean I can’t charge $599 for jade eggs and claim that they cure Crohn’s?? I DIDN’T KNOW THAT. See if that stands up in court.

But really, this is the most offensive part: “This idea that wellness is aspirational, and for rich people, it’s absolutely not true at all. At the crux of it, the true tenets of wellness — meditation, eating whole foods, drinking a lot of water, sleeping well, thinking good thoughts, trying to be optimistic — are all free.” WHOLE FOODS ARE NOT FREE. Flint still doesn’t have clean water. Being able to “sleep well” if you’re a working parent is not free. Having the time and access to focus on meditation and mental health is not free. Does she honestly think food and water are free and accessible to all people? This is the same woman who tried to “live on food stamps” for a month, only to blow all her SNAP money on limes and then quit after a few days and go to lunch at a fancy restaurant.

Last thing: someone needs to tell her to stop telling that story about how she invented yoga and bitched out a young woman. That story isn’t the charming little tale she thinks it is.

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  1. Who ARE These People? says:

    Thanks, Kaiser, for calling her out.

    “As you grow, you realise you have a lot of responsibility and accountability. We’re getting very buttoned-up about all that stuff now.”

    She’s such a snob, and she’s a greedy snob who tries to hide it.

    • minx says:

      A greedy snob college dropout who thinks using big words makes her sound smart.

      • Wisca says:

        Thank you minx. She’s a college dropout from a wealthy connected family.

      • Ader says:

        I’m in no way defending Gwyneth, but the notion that people who didn’t go to college can’t use “big words” is a bit…snobbish, no?

      • minx says:

        She is the one who is setting herself up as an expert, so I have no problem calling her a college dropout. And she’s the type of person who thinks using big words makes her seem intelligent. The simplest, most direct language is the best,

      • Redgrl says:

        A greedy snob who doesn’t realize that without daddy and mummy’s connections she would just be another boring, plain, mousy dishwater blonde with no career and certainly no Oscar. Can’t stand her.

  2. Raina says:

    Sigh. I want to say she genuinely means well

    Once in a blue moon, I’ll go to whole foods and this is only AFTER I ask myself,”Do I want to go to wholej foods or pay my car insurance this month…”
    Milk alone is like rent

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      That’s kind of you.

      If she truly meant well, she’d fight for the government to re-open so that food-stamps recipients can eat and she’d support the people of Flint, Michigan in their lawsuits while donating safe water.

      • Annaloo. says:

        I wish that I could double like this comment. And I wish we would cancel Gwyneth Paltrow. People drinking deadly water in Flint is not for lack of hard work, it is because people looked away, because people are greedy and because there is always someone who loses when crooked people are in power. Gwyneth does not give back to help schools, to community, to environment, to oppressed cultures, to poverty unless it’s fashionable, so all that positivity talk is false.

        You are right, she is not harmless, and yet we still choose to give her a platform to spread her vapid and self centered gospel. She is disliked with good reason, not bc people are jealous or don’t want to work hard also. For all her talk of wellness, Gwyneth is toxic

      • lucy2 says:

        You know, that is an EXCELLENT point. I wish that would somehow get through to her, but I don’t think anything will burst her privilege bubble.

      • ladytron2000 says:

        Bless her heart.

        *eye roll*

    • Esmom says:

      Organic produce and other “whole foods” are available at other places but still not cheap for people on a tight budget or accessible for people in food deserts. The fact that she’d doubling down on this tone deafness is enraging. I usually don’t mind Goop but this interview might have finally put me off of her.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I don’t think she’s being deliberately malicious but yeah, her ignorance is astounding. It’s like those people who say “oh, just smile, you’ll feel better” to someone who’s dealing with mental illness. I mean yes, Gwyn-Gwyn, in a perfect world organic food, clean water, and good sleep would be available to all of us, but that is sadly not the real world.

      At this point all I can do is shake my head at her.

    • hot says:

      You dont’ need to go to whole foods to eat whole foods. The amount of difference between organic and regular foods, except for grapes and apples and a few vegetables is not significant. If people just started cooking their own food from fresh foods, instead of eating out or prepared, that would make a signficant difference. I think most of us can make one pot dinners.. and while flint is an exception, 99.9% of the communities in the US do have access to inexpensive and cheap drinking water. So, while the rest of the goop stuff is crazy, I think this is true for hte most part.

      • MeghanNotMarkle says:

        You don’t live in a food desert, do you? My aunt has to travel at least 20 miles to get to a grocery store. She is fortunate to have a car to do so. Many in her neighborhood rely on public transportation that is slow and unreliable. Cheap fast food is plentiful and within walking distance for most of these folks.

        We live in a tourist trap but do not have access to *fresh* produce, save for coconuts and whatever doesn’t die in my backyard container garden from extreme heat. Everything is trucked in from up north and it’s halfway dead by the time it gets to us. The cost of conventional produce is high so that rules out ever being able to buy organic anything. No, we can’t “just move.” Most people don’t have that luxury, either.

      • lucy2 says:

        MNM is right – food desserts are a huge problem.

        Also, Flint isn’t as much an exception as we’d like it to be. There is aging infrastructure all over the country, problems in several other areas, and a lot of people in more rural areas rely on wells.

      • Coco says:

        I’m lucky enough to have the time to cook most of our food but I’m not working several jobs like many Americans. My SIL commutes an hour each way to her job, doesn’t get home till close to 7pm. Then they are busy with homework and bedtimes for their three kids. Their fridge is full of prepackaged meals because that’s what they’ve got time for. That is the norm. It takes time to not just cook the meal but time to meal plan and shop for the ingredients. Time is a luxury most people don’t have.

      • Kitten says:

        Produce is pretty damn expensive–whether organic or not–but I will say that rice and beans form a complete protein, are very cheap, and can be found at your local bodega. Legumes in general are very cheap and very healthy–low in fat and high in fiber, folate, potassium, iron and magnesium

      • Mel says:

        You do realize that a large number of people work 2-3 jobs and coming home to whip up meals is not an option. Also if you’re on food stamps you get that once a month, it has to last so most don’t waste money on perishable items like fresh fruits and vegetables.

      • Haapa says:

        Well no one should pay more for organic produce to begin with because it is a scam. Organic produce is not more nutritious. Organic farms use pesticides. Organic farms even use synthetic pesticides.


        A person who studied crop pollination in a research lab.

  3. Ader says:

    I don’t read Lainey anymore; Is she still praising this woman to the high heavens?

  4. Incredulous says:

    I started posting on this site because of the articles on the Goopster. My username is my default on the effluent forever pouring from her mouth.

  5. suharik26 says:

    She would do the “poor” people a great service if she started donating significant chunks of money to community wellness programmes designed for women in inner cities etc. She would get a f**k load more respect than from steaming vag and jade eggs.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Right on!

      The thing is, that way she would have *less* money. Her way she gets *more* money.

      It’s a business. She does make that clear, so truly it’s all about buyer beware.

      • Algernon says:

        She wouldn’t even have less money. All she would have to do is create a foundation where she can one, accept donations, and two, shelter investments from taxes so long as a portion of the dividends go back into the foundation. Celebrity charity foundations are, more often that not, tax scams anyway. she would probably make *more* money running a Goop Foundation rather than Goop Inc.

  6. Tiny Martian says:

    Hm. All I can say about her reaction to the young yoga teacher is that it sounds like Gwyneth hasn’t actually absorbed any yoga lessons from all of her “yoga” experience.

    • Jen says:

      Yeah, and her adding the “bitch” this time just makes her sound like more of a nightmare.

      She just can’t seem to ever rid herself of that smug, self-satisfied attitude, can she? But sure, Gwyn, people don’t like you because you work so hard. Okay.

    • Pamela says:

      I thought the same thing. Not very enlightened of her at all.

      Also, it isn’t as if the 22 year old at the counter was asking “Have you done yoga before?” in a “because I have for a really long time..newbie.” i imagine that it is helpful for the studio to know who is a beginner vs more experienced…for safety and health reasons. I know yoga is an ancient practice, but even as a western “trend” it is not new, wasn’t it also pretty big in the 70s?

      Imagine being so rich that you don’t even realize that you PAY for food and water?

      • BeanieBean says:

        Yeah, I went to yoga classes at the Y in the 70s. YMCAs everywhere had yoga classes then. She lives in her enlightened little bubble. And you all know how to determine the true character of a person, it’s how they treat the ‘little people’–so her treating this young employee in this manner tells us all we need to know about GP: she’s an awful person.

    • HK9 says:

      OMG. The story about the yoga employee. The only bitch in that story was her. That’s a standard question they ask to help people out. Goop is an asshole.

      • Mel M says:

        Yeah, the fact that she keeps telling it and thinks it’s so cute just tells you everything.

      • lucy2 says:

        It’s so bad on 2 levels, being bitchy towards the employee trying to be helpful, and assuming yoga studios exist because of her. I can’t believe she was so stupid to tell that once, let alone several times.

      • Kitten says:

        Yes to every comment here. She was probably most aghast that the woman clearly hadn’t heard of Goop and likely had no idea who Gwynnie was lols.

    • tw says:

      It’s also kind of like sayin, “Don’t you know who I am?” ew

      • CooCooCatchoo says:

        That’s exactly what she’s trying to say.

      • Kitten says:

        Ha. Wish I had read your comment before I typed mine. Exactly this.

      • justwastingtime says:

        Yup. It’s a bizarre mix-up of insecurity (don’t you know who I am!) and pathetic hubris ( I created the Internets).

        I think the standard response to Goopy should be “Bitch please”

  7. Jerusha says:

    Bitch, I was doing yoga in little old Mobile in the 1970s. You didn’t make it cool, so sit down.

    • Elkie says:

      Even amongst nineties slebs, Madonna & Jennifer Aniston are probably the people I more associate with popularising it. I don’t think Gwynnie possesses the capability of making anything “cool”.

    • cdoggy says:

      Mobile! Hello, I am from Spanish Fort. So fun to see a neighbor here on my favorite gossip site! And +1 to what you said.

    • hot says:

      Lol:-) and my ancestors were doing it for thousands of years. I get so fedup of people like her and western celebrities actig like they introduced yoga and ayurvedic clean eating to the world. Her entire site is rpping off indian and chinese traidtional medicines and ways of life.

  8. Gaby says:

    What an insufferable asshole.

  9. Becks1 says:

    To me the issue with eating whole foods isn’t necessarily the expense (although its not cheap, but a lot of that IS start up costs so to speak – like you buy a bunch of carrots for soup and then you have carrots to roast the next day and carrots for a salad the day after that or whatever) but its the time involved. You have to have the time to make the soup from scratch. You have to have the time to plan your meals. You need to have a fridge large enough to hold everything and keep it fresh, or you need access to a grocery store that has a good selection of fresh produce, decent meats, etc that you can stop at regularly. And many people just don’t have that time, or that access, etc.

    • Ader says:

      Yes, so many grocery stores in non-affluent neighborhoods regularly put out expired food. Most people refuse to believe this, but it is 100% true. I used to live in a non-affluent neighborhood, with a bad grocery, and drove 45 minutes to the store a town over. I was lucky enough to have the time to do that, but most neighbors didn’t.

    • hot says:

      I’m sorry but I’ve survived on 50-80$ per month on food and I did it wth one pot. I basically made one pot meals. It would have been cheaper to buy at taco bell or mcdonalds..but I ate healthy. It’s possible, but of course it won’t like the gourmet vegan/vegeatrans meals on magazine covers.

      • MeghanNotMarkle says:

        Good for you. That isn’t possible for everyone, which is who we’re talking about here. And the majority of these people are going to be families with kids, whether there are single parents or couples. For a lot of people access to real food isn’t possible in the first place. Think outside of yourself.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Hot, do you have a full-time job? Or two jobs or three, like some people? Children that you’re also cooking for and trying to feed three times a day with very limited time?

      • Shan says:

        Now consider that food costs and availability vary WILDLY depending on where someone lives. Then factor in different lifestyle factors (children, multiple jobs, unreliable food storage or preparation areas, etc) and realize it’s easier said than done for many people.

      • Kitten says:

        I have no doubt it’s possible, but I just don’t think it’s realistic for a lot of people.

        And everyone here who’s talking about the importance of buying produce seems to forget that not everybody wants to eat fruit and vegg. Is it the healthiest option? Sure. But what about the husband who only eats meat in lieu of salad or fussy kids who refuse to eat anything green? I totally don’t blame a busy and tired mom coming home from work and not wanting to deal with fighting with the family over food. Easier to make something that’s simple and easy and that everyone likes like mac n cheese or just to order a pizza or whatever.

  10. Justwastingtime says:

    I think I have told this story before, i went to a women’s health panel a couple of years ago in la (my company bought a table and was looking for women to attend).. Dr Susan Love was there.. so was Paltrow. That’s right she was speaking at the same conference as the one of the foremost breast cancer experts in the us. I left during Goopy’s presentation. To be clear, I had to go back to the office but it was fun to walk out while she was yammering on about nothing interesting. She has a very flat voice for an actress, maybe she was trying to sound serious?

    • lucy2 says:

      Are you kidding??? I hope people complained to that panel, including the actual doctors there. That’s horrible.

      I find her voice flat too.

    • Fluffy Princess says:

      Ha ha! “Sorry GwynETH, I have a real job to get back to. . .”

      Has a flat voice! Burn!

  11. NotHeidisGirl says:

    Sorry, Kaiser, but she IS CANCELLED.

  12. L84Tea says:

    Gwynnie-poo, the reason people get so pissed off at you is because you’re an insufferable asshole with the self-awareness of a wicker hamper. Trust me, it has nothing to do with your “hard work”.

  13. minx says:

    She is just stupefyingly arrogant. “Bitch, you have this job because I’ve done yoga before.’ ” GTFO.

    • Pamela says:

      And SO unaware of it. We know about her comments to the staff at the yoga studio because SHE keeps telling the story. It isn’t like she did this, some random saw it and reported it. She thinks that is a story worth repeating. If I did something like that, I would be mortified and hope no one ever found out. She is bragging about it.

  14. Ninks says:

    I LOVE the header picture you chose.

  15. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Poor girl. I wish she had an opportunity to spit back to Gwyneth she stole an opportunity to exploit a broad practice that had been growing westward for decades. She stole the lands, gave them a small parcel of land and created her own histories. Next we’ll all celebrate Goop Day with detox bun salads and grain-free granola.

    • hot says:

      Exactly.. She stole what our yogis have been teaching for free for thousands of years and making more money off it.It pisses me off. Tehre is so much poverty in India. At least have the decency to contribute the money she makes off our traditional way of life to the poor in India.

  16. Veronica says:

    Oh, don’t worry mods, I’m sure you’ll have plenty of people on this thread who aren’t in Paltrow’s income bracket crawling out of their caves to tell you she’s right and that poor, fat people are like that entirely by personal choice. I worked in a low income hospital for years, and the denial people have about the relationship between health and economics in this country is remarkable. It’s the worst and most overlooked form of state-sanctioned violence against minorities in this country.

  17. Svea says:

    Her basic philosophy is sound. She’s right that all of us can try to eat better, exercise, drink more water and sleep more. We can all aim for it. But she is clueless about what real workers in the world go through, how toxic, lowpaying, and demanding work conditions are. It’s a lot to combat. And implying she is the first person to start yoga back when? Hubris. My aunt was teaching yoga in the 1960s. I started at 14. Instead talk about the disgusting commerciailization of it. But that’s what the US does–commercializes everything. That is what Ms Goop has done.

    • Kitten says:

      Yes. All of that. She’s right that as a country, we need to make more of an effort to be healthy but she makes ZERO realistic, economical suggestions on how to do that because at the end of the day, it’s all about feeling superior for her. She doesn’t actually want to help us plebs.

  18. claire says:

    Wonder if that’s how she really speaks to “regular” folk in her day to day interactions with them.

  19. NYC_girl says:

    My parents wanted to send me to her high school – I am a little older, but I am SO GLAD we didn’t have the $$ or grades for it. I would have been eaten alive by those girls. She seems like a typical Mean Girl. It’s not just being an affluent NYer – I knew many wealthy kids who lived on Park Avenue, and they were good kids. Maybe it’s just being pretentious?

    • Lorelei says:

      Spence is full of nightmare mean-girls.

    • Tiffany says:

      Wasn’t it Kerry Washington who was at Spence around the same time as GOOP and really didn’t have a kind thing to say about her during their time there.

  20. Tw says:

    Lets put aside how ridiculous and delusional it is that she thinks she was the reason yoga gained popularity, and think about the inherent misogyny in her statement and the resentment of the younger woman who was just being friendly and doing her job. Gwyneth can shout form the rooftops about how great she’s doing, but me thinks she’s not too happy about growing older and desperately trying to convince herself and others that she’s never beeen better.

    Side note – she is also delusional about her film career. She was not that great of an actress. I can think of 4 memorable films – Sliding Doors, A Perfect Murder, Royal Tenenbaums and Shakespeare in Love. She was super famous because of her relationships with costars, family connections and high profile friends like Madonna and Winona. She didn’t have much longevity as an actress and I’m not sure that was by choice (as she would rewrite history). Women stop getting the types of roles she was playing at a certain age and then they really do need to be great actors in order to continue. She’s no Sandra, Charlize, Angelina etc. There’s always a hot, new young actress like Gwyneth in the 90s or JLaw now, but the truth about the ability comes later. And I can’t overstate how much Gwyneth’s high profile relationships and family connections influenced her opportunities and success.

    • L84Tea says:

      And I love how she implies that she did all these movies and was so amazing, but took herself out of that game as if she was so over it. The truth is, her popularity and It Girl status dried up and she stopped getting the big parts. She was never the Hepburn that she believes she was.

  21. MICHELLE says:

    Gwyneth crawl up your own backside & disappear this year. Please!!!

  22. Marjorie says:

    Yuck, she is such an idiot. I think her fake yoga instructor story is a confabulation of the great Edina Monsoon’s takedown of the snooty sales-girl in the old AbFab – “You only work in a shop, you know!”

  23. Caroline says:

    “40 movies in a decade” ORLY …. I count 25-ish 1998-2008 but whatever

    And her savior-of-yoga schtick is steaming hot garbage … my son’s kindergarten class in 2002 was doing yoga.

  24. Originaltessa says:

    Ugh, she’s not aware that there are only 24 hours in a day, and no one has a full time staff like she does to cook for her, shop for her, clean up after her, and do all the little mundane things that suck up the rest of our time so that after a ten hour work day there’s very little time left to get the rest done, let alone visit the farmers market, get in some yoga, and prepare every meal from scratch with no shortcuts. Lol, at sleep. What sleep? She’s so out of touch.

  25. Harryg says:

    She was never “ahead of the curve.” I don’t know why she thinks she was, especially in naturopathy and stuff. That she hears about something the first time clearly makes her assume she “discovered” it, like Marie Curie. Sorry I cannot really stand her and her lethargic smugness.

  26. Aerohead21 says:

    Comments like hers come from lack of research into food deserts, world hunger, and water crises.

  27. Tiffany says:

    I mean, she was never that smart to begin with sooooooooo…..

  28. The top pic of GP says everything about her.

  29. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    Nothing irks me more coming from her type than food shaming people who don’t have the money to send their servants out to buy the best stuff and then cook it for her. As a single mother of two kids I spent some time in a homeless shelter. We definitely weren’t going to Kroger to make dinner. We were eating whatever had been donated to the shelter, which was canned and boxed foods and not very healthy. But it was better than not eating at all.

    When I finally got out on my own I had no time to plan, shop, cook, and serve meals. It took everything I had to get to and from my fulltime job, get kids to and from daycare, and then throw something easy on the table that would appease my autistic daughter (who often gagged on certain food textures and vomited at nearly every meal) while I crashed in the corner from exhaustion. So yeah, Gwenyth and anyone else saying all this is “free” to everyone is full of sh*t. Living 20+ minutes away from the lower-end store that sells outdated food complicates things (I’m 40 minutes from the “good” store and can hardly afford to shop there). Having to rely on public transportation complicates things.

    Shaming people because you aren’t living their experiences is not ok.

    • tw says:

      100%. Thank you for sharing.

    • a reader says:

      Thank you for this post. I’m sorry it’s difficult for you. Stay strong.

    • Hot says:

      That is humbling to hear and disturbing. Things are messed up in America. In third world countries, even the poor can get access to vegetables, maybe a day old but have access to buy healthy food. The way cities are laid out here just makes life difficult.

    • Hot says:

      A city I lived in had a coop that I used to shop all the time. I had to pay an annual membership fee that shbsidized fees for Leo income families. The coop sold fresh, either organic or direct from farmer vegetable, diary and grains and nuts etc. and it was in an inner city neighbourhood accessible by bus. I think a Catholic Church ahd started it. I wonder why dont other cities and neighborhoods do the same??

  30. Louise says:

    I think there is a huge misunderstanding here but what a whole is. A whole food is cooked beans, vegetables such as carrots potatoes etc. Sleep is free and yes water for almost all of America is free as well. 99,9% of Americans can drink water out of their tap. She is right you do not have to be rich to eat healthy foods drink water or get sleep

  31. tmbg says:

    Take a seat, dumbass Goop. I was watching Lilias Folan’s yoga show as a youngster way back in the late 70s/early 80s. It came on after Sesame Street.

    • Myrtle says:

      No kidding! I started doing yoga in 1976 watching Richard Hittleman – his show was on early in the morning before I had to get ready for school.

  32. Becca says:

    She lives in her own little glass bubble, surrounds herself with people who kiss her ass, and truly believes her sh*t does not stink.

  33. Hmm says:

    She’s just another clueless celeb that lives in a bubble. Hilarious that she thinks that she made yoga famous. Wtf? 😂😂😂

    Next thing she’s gonna say she made beyonce famous.

  34. Tourmaline says:

    Delusional AF

  35. Anastasia says:

    That yoga story reveals her to be the asshole she is.

    And yeah, whole healthy foods are actually quite expensive, especially when compared to cheap junk food.

    She can shove it.

  36. Insomniac says:

    I swear, every time I think I should lighten up on Goop, I hear about something like the yoga story–and the fact that she actually finds it funny and charming. Says it all.

  37. Phonycat says:

    That elitist snob needs to get off her pedastal and go to Flint Michigan or any inner city neighborhood, where healthy water and food are not free. Any single parent will tell you that getting rest and meditating are not high on the list when living paycheck to paycheck.

  38. CheckThatPrivilege says:

    She’s another one born on 3rd base going through life thinking that she hit a triple, and boy, is she going to tell us about it. To steal an old joke about Prius drivers, she emits some toxic levels of smug.

  39. Maggie says:

    She’s such an avocate for health and wellness, yet her skin and hair, shit.

  40. Myrtle says:

    Perhaps it’s poetic justice that some (most?) 22-year olds don’t know who she is.

  41. hogtowngooner says:

    LOOOOOOOOL at this twit. Sure, Goopy, we’re all just jelli h8trz for calling you a snob. Get over yourself, darling. You’re living proof of nepotism, not hard work.

  42. My3cents says:

    I really don’t see Goop as being that commercially successful. I mean sure she can always generate a lot of talk by giving some dumb ass elitist interview, but I really think her company is not doing as great as she makes it out to be. Didn’t she need to invest a lot if personal money a while back because it wasn’t making anything?
    She can always talk the talk, cause it’s free, and get us worked up, but I think she’s projecting an image of success that isn’t all there.

    • A says:

      But it’s the projection that people respond to, no? What Gwyneth is doing with Goop is basically sophisticated rich people trolling. She says something tone-deaf and dumb, the papers pick it up, people get angry and respond, and she gets $$$$$. She’s not selling out of actual product, but then again, her whole brand isn’t about that anyway.

  43. Lflips says:

    Yeah, she lives in a privilege bubble – what else is new?

  44. Catt Berlin George says:

    Several times she has said how hard she works. Even Falchuk on his Instagram said she is the “hardest working woman he knows”. He must not know many then. Yeah, no bias there.
    Just how do these wealthy people define hard work? It is not the same as I define it. I would love to do the hard work she does. She has tons of assistants and help no matter what kind of ‘work’ she does/access to the best experts and help. 24/7. All the ugly things about a job that irritate and depress people she doesn’t have a clue about. LIke public transportation. Like standing on a concrete floor all day. She cannot get fired for being late and does not need a paycheck. Damn. I would happily put in an 8 hour day like that! (and I am sure I left out loads of other hard work assets she has)

  45. A says:

    “This idea that wellness is aspirational, and for rich people, it’s absolutely not true at all.” LOL, she’s responding directly to Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s piece here, because the author deconstructed the whole concept of aspirational wellness that is Goop’s main selling point, and explained why it’s an incredibly hollow and cynical money grab at the end of the day lol. Ah, Gwyneth. Shut your face, please.

  46. SDuff says:

    Regarding Flint – I am an expert in this area. Government people at state and federal level responsible for protecting the water did not and they are facing criminal charges. For 25 years I have been responsible for providing clean water to people just as poor as those in Flint. It can, and should, be done in the United States. But I agree about the whole food and sleep.

    • SDuff says:

      Potable (drinkable) tap water is usually 2 dollars to 7 dollars per THOUSAND gallons. See water bill. Federal government requires water test results be distributed to consumers. The people responsible for Flint lied and are pariahs in the professional community.

  47. Meg says:

    Love that the header picture is her with her eyes closed LOL

  48. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    I don’t believe for a second she said that to the young girl working at the yoga studio. I think she’s trying to come across as edgy in that lame ass story. Im sure she thought it, but i don’t believe she said it.

  49. Nibbi says:

    Does she… reeeeeeally… give herself credit for yoga being a “thing”? …

    just… wowow

  50. Mare says:

    It’s really scary reading all these comments about people in US not being able to cook because they’re working 2-3 jobs and don’t have time or don’t have access to fruits and vegetables. I live in Croatia and I literally don’t know anyone who doesn’t cook most of their meals. Ordering food or buying prepacked food is rarity and most definitely not an every day thing. And we have fresh produce in almost every store. AND we are much poorer than US. I don’t get it.