Saving Private Paltrow

In Celeb, Sci-Tech by ThisDummy1 Comment

Surprise!  Gwenyth Paltrow is pretending to be an expert again.  The 41 year old actress turned up at The Code Conference, a high profile tech symposium held just outside of Los Angeles on Tuesday, to warn everybody that sometimes celebrities get their feelings hurt on the internet.

The Code Conference, as described on Re/Code’s website is “where top industry influencers in media and technology gather for in-depth conversations about the impact of digital technology on our lives and our businesses.”  Paltrow, co-star of three Iron Man movies and founder of pretentious lifestyle brand GOOP, was on hand to break the news to Microsoft and Google that the Internet has this thing called a “Comments” section and it’s literally bumming people out.

“You come across [comments] about yourself and about your friends, and it’s a very dehumanizing thing,” she gooped, “It’s almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanizing thing, and then something is defined out of it.”  Almost, except it’s worse because when you’re in a war, at least you know it.  But if you’re on the Internet just trying to see what people think of your recipe for gluten free chicken fingers made from fish only to discover that you’re the world’s most hated celebrity, there’s no recovering.

Of course, not everybody shares Gwenyth’s point of view on the subject.  Cindy Mccain, wife of Arizona Senator and Vietnam POW John McCain tweeted her own two cents on the matter.



To be fair, Cindy McCain doesn’t know the first thing about being an Academy Award winning and People’s Most Beautiful list topping actress.  Cindy McCain’s never even been nominated. “It’s taken me a long time to get to the point where I can see these things and not take it as a personal affront and a hurt,” Paltrow added, “I see myself as a chalkboard or a whiteboard or a screen, and someone is just putting up their own projection on it.”

The good news is that it looks like she got the help she needed from the Screen Actors Guild health plan and she didn’t have to deal with the Veteran’s Administration.