Gwyneth Paltrow Is Getting Dragged For Obnoxious Quote Claiming She Popularized Yoga


Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Gwyneth Paltrow has said something outlandishly pretentious and out-of-touch.

Why haven’t you stopped me? We’re talking about the same woman who called her breakup with Coldplay’s Chris Martin “Conscious Uncoupling.” And who said she doesn’t have friends who get hammered because “it’s incredibly embarrassing when people are drunk.” Oh and this quote aged well:

“Sometimes Harvey Weinstein will let me use the Miramax jet if I’m opening a supermarket for him.”

Welp, Ms. Paltrow has really outdone herself this time. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal Magazine, the 46-year-old actress essentially took credit for popularizing yoga, a practice that’s been around since the sixth and fifth centuries BCE.

“I remember when I started doing yoga and people were like, ‘What is yoga? She’s a witch. She’s a freak.’”

“Forgive me if this comes out wrong, but I went to do a yoga class in L.A. recently and the 22-year-old girl behind the counter was like, ‘Have you ever done yoga before?’ And literally I turned to my friend, and I was like, ‘You have this job because I’ve done yoga before.’ ”

Paltrow’s comments sparked some measured reactions on the interwebs.

I invented samurai swords. Not to brag.

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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.