Gwyneth Paltrow can’t get her foot out of her mouth

December 4th, 2006 // 264 Comments

Gwyneth Paltrow was quoted by the Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias on Saturday as saying:

“I love the English lifestyle, it’s not as capitalistic as America. People don’t talk about work and money, they talk about interesting things at dinner. I like living here because I don’t fit into the bad side of American psychology. The British are much more intelligent and civilized than the Americans.”

Now she’s backpedaling like a madman, claiming she was misquoted and telling People magazine:

“First of all I feel so lucky to be American. When you look at the rest of the world, we’re so lucky, and that’s something my dad always instilled in me. I feel so proud to be American. I felt so upset to be completely misconstrued and I never, ever would have said that. I definitely did not say that I think the British are more intelligent and civilized than Americans. I am a New York girl, that’s how I always think of myself and see myself. I live in England half the time because I’m married to an English guy. It’s not like I’ve left America. This is what I said. I said that Europe is a much older culture and there’s a difference. I always say in America, people live to work and in Europe, people work to live. There are positives in both. Obviously I need to go back to seventh-grade Spanish!”

Oh how cute, it was all just a misunderstanding. Too bad this isn’t the first time she’s said “Fuck you” to America. I’m not a legal expert but I’m pretty sure shooting Gwyneth Paltrow in the face is one of your Constitutional rights as an American. Right up there with having bear arms or something. You know, the furry clawy kind.


  1. buzz_clik

    Oh, dear lord, I do believe I’m first.

  2. Oh Gwyneth, dear, do stuff it.

  3. Who cares? So what if she likes England more. It’s a valid opinion.

  4. buzz_clik

    The girl is such an unabashed Anglophile, it doesn’t surprise me that her love of English guff accidentally spills out every so often. So, I don’t mind it so much. It’s like expecting an anorak-wearing train enthusiast to shut up about it, or asking me to keep silent about maiming small animals. Most of the time you won’t hear a peep from me about it. But every now and then I might just mention how I LOVE WATCHING THEIR ENTRAILS PLOP OUT OF THEIR BODIES WHILE THEY SQUEAL AND WRITHE.

    *cough* As I say, most of the time I manage to keep a lid on it.

  5. hisforalways

    She’s ugly.

    And she’s a miserable person. Great combination.

  6. thisguy

    Having spent a lot of time around both the British and Americans, I have to say she’s completely right about the capitalism, civility and intelligence.

    But I bet that doesn’t go down to well, so I won’t say it here.

  7. KristinMichelle

    Gwyneth and Madonna… good riddance! PS: Gwyneth lived in Spain with a host family during college, and she told Ellen Degeneres that she still speaks with them today. Seventh grade Spanish my ass.

  8. ElleKP

    I love how all these celebrities bash on American and what we represent…however, no one has problem making American movies and earning the American Dollar. If Gwen has that much of a problem with America she should shoot her next film in Europe and see if her that will make her as wealthy as she is today!

  9. I thought Michael Richards raised the bar on controversy too high for this sort of thing to be newsworthy anymore…

  10. BarbadoSlim

    Ok ok, LISTEN UP!! QUIIIIIIIIIIIET! ah aaaaa shaaaadup!!

    Ok, everyone whose chest DOESN’T look like my grandma’s raise ya hands….eh ehh not. so. fast. Gwyenith of Cuntenshire

  11. Libraesque

    Nice third eye she’s got there. All that money and she can’t get herself some Clearisel?

  12. sexybitch

    And in England, Gwynnie, love, they’d never talk about that big fucking spot on your forehead over dinner. But in America we would, you zithead.
    And pass the fucking peas, bitch.

  13. Mo

    Does she use the fake accent like Madge? She would sound even more civilized.

    I’m sure her husband discovered a whole new world of Coldplay after marrying her.

  14. justme

    Her turnaround comes from her love of work and money.. How ironic..

  15. PontiacFlanagan

    Fuck this arrogant, elitist, anorexic, pinko twat. Let her stay in England. Her weak chin and sallow complexion should fit in nicely there.

  16. BarbadoSlim

    Ok #15? I was about to post some insulting observations regarding your post but, I’m impaired by alcohol and a lack intellectual depth due to many many many missed college classes.

    Please explain how irony applies here :)

    within the context of what you posted sir.

  17. mobilus

    Yes, yes, call out an actress on her contradictions, but give Bush a free pass on his. She’s right about that intelligence thingy. Oh, and Tom Cruise Loves the Contradictions

  18. Spunkbubble on J. Alba's chest

    “Obviously I need to go back to seventh-grade Spanish!”

    Did anyone pick up on that? Was she trying to say her Spanish was misquoted? Well she should go back to second grade social studies and learn that they speak Portugese in Portugal not Spanish you dumb cunt.

  19. CarinaMM

    7th grade Geography also wouldn

  20. Calinca

    Well, that’s a trick. Speaking spanish to a a portuguese newspaper. No wonder they didn’t understand her.

  21. biatcho

    did someone just compare paltrow to dubya? Once again, i am scared & confused.

  22. CarinaMM

    And peeling. Take Spanish, Social Studies and a goddamn peeling.

  23. buzz_clik

    That’s a slam dunk, #19. Noice.

  24. BarbadoSlim

    If I were her agent, I would suggest to the Duchess of Northtamponhampshire here to take a nice mug of STFU ALE (available at any pub) before her bankability (what’s left of it) goes to shite.

  25. robiscus

    she’s lying. she said nearly the same thing to the british paper The Guardian 11 months ago.
    go here:

    about half way down.

  26. BigJism

    Bitch looks harsh, especially the complexion, and the third eye on her forehead, and the Church Lady smile, …

    You’ve got to love the fact that such an elitist, talentless, repulsive sack of shit, is also a complete moron.

    Spanish indeed!

  27. BarbadoSlim

    You know who this situation calls for?

    Yeah, if you guessed Mel Gibson circa The Patriot you are thinking like a proper fucking American.

    I’ll personally give Mel a half a gallon of Bacardi rum and two, NO, three!! rolls of quarters if he puts an Ax thru the back of her skull.

  28. justme

    Well, my point was Gwyneth said that Americans talk about work and money while English people talk about more interesting things.

    Now, Gwyneth came out and apologized (or pretended to be misquoted) BECAUSE she fears it will affect her career.. Ya know, WORK AND MONEY..

  29. BarbadoSlim

    #29 then I apologize to you dear sir.

    Although I’m not sure that’s irony, is it?!?!?!?

  30. sexybitch

    Here in the US “What do you do?” is a conversation opener, but in England it’s considered rude, as one isn’t defined by one’s work. Cultural difference, yeah, but we don’t need her to point it out – and really badly, too. And FYI, baby, there’s plenty of Eurotrash moneygrubbers out there, too.
    What’s rich is that for all she thinks she fits in so well there you KNOW they’re calling her “Septic” (as in “tank”, rhymes with “Yank”) behind her back. Sweet.

  31. pluzall

    no 7 is right on –

    I have lived 10 years in the US and there is obviously a lot to like about it – but the public in general is less educated, less critical, less intellectual than most west European countries. I know this will be followed up with a lot of “get the f(*&(*& out if you don’t like it” which brings me to the next point that the average American can’t handle criticisms and resorts to jingoism.

  32. Tracy

    When Gwynneth says mean things about me I just sit back and smile, because she has ugly kids named after fruit and I don’t.

  33. BigJism

    England, a nation of free people who voluntarily subordinate themselves to a wealthy, elitist, but politically impotent royal family, known more for their affairs, divorces, and illegitimate offspring, than their altruism or noblesse oblige.

    England, a nation whose elected politicians voluntarily and enthusiastically went to war, submitting to the will of an American politician who is quite probably too dumb to spell “nuclear”, and completely unable to pronounce it.

    England, a nation of melanin-deficient people who religiously disregard basic dental hygiene.

  34. sexybitch

    This is true, that kid’s gonna be called “Apple Martini” all her life. WTF was she thinking? And her son’s even worse off.
    NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE, is EVER going to scream “Fuck me, Moses!” to him even if he had a 10 inch cock and looks like Brad Pitt and Jude Law all rolled into one.

    Seriously, no one.

  35. somechick

    I like Gwyneth. Something about her smile make sme think “Mona Lisa”. She could use some botox on her forehead though

  36. biatcho

    #37 – Jingoism!! I friggin’ LOVE that game! Have you ever played Truth or dare Jingoism? it’s way better & sometimes you get to some sexing.

  37. biatcho

    naturally I meant #32, i’ve got some pretty good dope this week.

  38. fishyfish

    Oh barf — another rich, spoiled brat complaining about American capitalism. She should give all her money away and go live in a smelly commune.

    Q: Do you know why her husband is gay?
    A: He listens to Coldplay.

  39. Oh boo hoo, are we Americans so frail that we can’t take criticism? C’mon, we are obnoxious.

    We’ve done worse things than name our child Apple, I can’t think of anything right now, but I sure we have. ;-)

  40. UsedHotelSoap

    What a fucking slut, when will Shanna Moakler punch out this bitch?

  41. mirandawilde

    She was right in the first place and she didn’t need to back-pedal. Americans have very little that is interesting or useful to say. I lived in France for a year in the late 1980s, and I regularly had conversations with high school kids that were more intellectually stimulating than any I’ve had on a typical evening in the US since.
    So, intellect isn’t our strong suit. Fortunately, we have other charms. We can spend an outrageous amount of time, energy, and Web space spawning debates about Aniston vs. Jolie, Hilton vs. Lohan, Spears vs. Federline, Locklear vs. Richards. Who else can do that, huh? Who? No one. Chin up, America!!!
    And just in case you still don’t feel better, keep in mind that scientists have determined that the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica could collapse without warning in a matter of days, and many of us will be wiped out in catastrophic flooding, and it won’t really matter who was more interesting than who. (Just google Ross Ice Shelf, and you’ll see…)

    PS: I loooove it that Gwen is letting her forehead wrinkles show instead of Bo-toxing. How cool is that?

  42. JungleRed

    @30. No, that’s not irony, it just means she’s a goddamn hipocrite. Irony would be if Chris Martin dumps her ass for Paris Hilton. Or if one of her British dinner guests stab her in the eye with a fork for being an insufferable twat. Either one would make me smile.

  43. andros_00

    There is NOTHING wrong with her stating this. It’s absolutely true, Americans are generally less intelligent than pretty much all first world nations. Unfortuneately, the extreme nationalism of Americans allows for absolutely NO honest criticism or feedback. Go Gwen, it’s too back you had to take it back

  44. bananachange

    We’re talking about someone here

    o who named her children Apple and Moses
    o thinks of Madonna as a role model
    o couldn’t last one semester in college
    o was born into wealth and privilege
    o has never truly “worked to live” or “lived to work”… WORKED.
    o has only taken on superficial, hypocritical contracts with makeup and fashion companies in the last 6 years

    Now she wants Americans to think that she’s sorry, and her words were taken out of context?

    Bullshit. She should just be the high school educated BIGOT she is. Why apologize so she can make money by work- afterall, she finds capitalism so repulsive and ignorant.

  45. mylene

    seventh grade spanish? haha it was a portuguese magazine, not a spanish one! and i’m sure the journalist spoke english..

  46. bananachange


    Your right! Gwenyth is the poster child for ‘dumb American’. Thanks for clearing the air.

  47. Kristin

    Spanish? It’s a portugese magazine lmao. Who the hell cares about her anyway?

  48. drowningfool

    Contrary to what many people believe, especially the post regarding French High School students (who are mostly Arab these days) the English are more articulate than us but they are not smarter. In fact there have been many articles in recent months, most notably in a British magazine called “The Economist” detailing the effects of what they call an education crisis in Europe. They have Oxford, we have Harvard, Yale, Standford, Northwestern, U of M..etc. POLYwag I say! Polywag to the snagglehag! And Hobwartz…

  49. Dingles

    if i was shaped like an ironing board, had a husband that looks like a ferret and a baby named after a fucking piece of fruit…yeah, i’d be a bit cunty too.

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