Gwyneth Paltrow is so extremely talented… in the art of self-aggrandizing.
Paltrow- who grew up the rich, blonde child of two Hollywood-connected parents, has spoken out again about her cutting-edge coming of age experiences, specifically being at the forefront of the reform of race relations in America. Paltrow’s ability to annoy and irritate by being simultaneously unaware of her privilege while condescending every other person in the rest of America is so prolific, and her recent comments about her dad’s work on an 80’s TV show as a testament to her being down-ness is so tone deaf it’s almost offensive.
HuffPo has a full battery of Paltrow’s latest comments about the cultural impact of her family, mainly due to her dad Bruce Paltrow’s show The White Shadow. (And the blog makes some notes about Paltrow’s perceptions about the show):
“And that show that he did — I mean, obviously we were there a lot, but it was interesting to see that culturally start to permeate. And he did a lot of ‘firsts’ on that show. He had the first interracial kiss ever. It was a good show.” (Editor’s Note: As a point of fact, the first televised interracial kiss was between William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols on “Star Trek” in 1968.)
“I don’t want to bemoan the fact that it should’ve happened 50 years ago, because it’s here now. And it’s like the way I see it is that I have two little kids who are understanding the world in a time when Rihanna is on the cover of Vogue, and we have a black president. So their eyes are being as if they’re experiencing the world for the first time… When my daughter understood what a president was, it was a black man. It’s not like me, where I grew up with all of these old white guys one after another … Their perspective on race and everything is completely open and completely different to how it was when I was a kid.”
You can read the entirety of Paltrow’s comments over on HuffPo.