Gwyneth Paltrow has gotten a bad reputation over the years. At first it was her general apathy for everything, which came off as frigid to some people. These days, Paltrow has GOOP, her own lifestyle site, to thank for her reputation.
Although no one can deny her talent, her name is often used as a punch line, and some claim that she’s truly just out of touch, as evident enough by her overpriced lifestyle site.
In order to clear up some of this public misconception, Paltrow does the opposite by calling herself a “common woman” during an interview with CNN Money.
“I’m incredibly close to the common woman in that I’m a woman and I’m a mother. We all are in a physical body with beating hearts, with compassion and love.”
Paltrow, who didn’t at all acknowledge the fact that she’s privileged, is often accused of using GOOP as a “you can have it all” mantra, despite that she’s not living the life of a common woman. Gwyneth shot down that idea by explaining to CNN Money.
“We are all seekers, we all want questions, we all want fulfillment, we want to live our best lives. We want to be healthy and happy and squeeze the most that we can out of life. I think that’s all women.”
As for the misconception aimed at her that she’s disconnected from the average person while maintaining a guru image, Paltrow said, “I don’t see myself as a guru at all. I always say when people make that false assumption it’s because they haven’t actually gone to the site to see what we’re selling and see what it’s about.”
She continued, speaking to the overpriced items on GOOP. “I always say when people make that false assumption it’s because they haven’t actually gone to the site to see what we’re selling and see what it’s about. We have products on the site that are under $10, we have products on the site that are $500.”
To drive this whole new image recoup home, Paltrow adamantly stated, “I’m one of you, I swear.”
Twitter isn’t impressed with Paltrow’s stance.
— Minu umrani (@desiminu) March 17, 2015
— HB (@HanneCWBrown24) March 18, 2015
— Victoria M. Phillips (@victoriamargaux) March 18, 2015
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