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. sexybitch

    Ahem, Jingo-bells, you left out Cambridge, U of Edinburgh, LSE and a few more. Make your argument but don’t stack the deck in your favor when you do it.

  2. Dingles

    oh yeah, and England can keep her. please.

  3. NipsyHustle

    if the english are so much more intellignt then why do their cocks and teeth look like this?

  4. BigJism

    44. Americans are certainly not less intelligent than Europeans. The human genome changes very slowly relative to the period of time since most of our ancestors immigrated. And, we are not genetically isolated. America is a nation of immigrants, and it always has been.

    Our universities can be outstanding, if expensive, and there are a few very good public school systems in the U.S. That said, U.S. public schools, on average, are among the worst in the industrialized world.

    In France, fluency in 2 foreign languages is considered a minimum for university study, and I have several coworkers who are fluent in 5. My daughter’s 9 year old Korean friend was 2 years ahead in math when she arrived at one of the best public schools in the U.S.

    As a nation, education is not a fiscal or social priority. We have the potential, we simply choose to waste it, …

  5. tsarinaamanda


    I came in here JUST to say that in Portugal they speak PORTUGESE..not SPANISH, Gwynnie is a stupid bitch and needs to just stop making excuses and own up to what she said, and apologize, and everyone can move on. Denying it and saying that youre “misquoted” is just gonna make people hate you even more, and think that you’re a lying bitch who cannot deal with the fallout from your asinine comments. Stupid cunt….but what do you expect from someone who is married to the guy from Coldplay, and named her kids Apple and Moses??

  6. TurdFerguson

    I notice you are slamming people who post on here. Well, looks like you are posting here, too.
    And, if you are googling the Ross Ice Shelf, it goes to show that England really isn’t that “intellectually stimulating”.

    I am off to google tube socks. Perhaps I can be of use later. No wonder you feel that way. After all, you lived in France, the pussies who beg us for help and then bitch at us after we helped them. Pussies.

  7. andros_00

    canada: top notch education at an affordable price, excellent health care, fluency in English and French a standard, one of the best places to live, although recently beaten out by those Scandanavians.
    Yes, I’m rambling without any reference to that Paltrow girl, but go Canada. Sure we don’t really have an identity as a nation, but do we really need one these days?

  8. andros_00

    and please don’t nitpick my punctuation or capitalization, its a comment, not a graduate thesis

  9. LASmogProtection

    I agree with 54. Also, if Gwyn is so disgusted with the American education system, then why doesn’t she use her wealth to fund educational programs and become more involved with educational bills? I think if people have the energy to complain, they should do something about it. She’s epitomizes the lazy American who cares more about the problems than the solutions to them. Oh well. What can we expect from a misguided high school graduate. At least she acts well and can deflect criticism with a cute smile.

  10. BastardotheGreat

    Stupid sodding, snotty, crusty cunt. Of course she is going to say that Americans have nothing to talk about except money and work. If she only hangs around those types, her daddy included (who gave her everything), then that is what she is going to get. But if Mizz Poultry could just get off her f*cking high horse for a second and talk to common folk, typically those that actually work hard to survive and don’t spend time sucking daddy’s d*ck, then she will get more interesting chat. But go ahead and assume all 300 million Americans are the same, fag! Somebody please drop kick her pasty face for me! I’m done!

  11. Dear Gwyneth Paltrow,

    Can you please shut the fuck up? You are a fucking moron. The British are not more intelligent, just because there accents sound “smarter.”

    Let me tell you a little story… Yesterday, at work, a courier with a British accent came in, wearing a leather jacket from the 80s and carrying a motorcycle helmet, to deliver a package. He was in his forties. Do you think that guy is smarter than most Americans? No. Case closed, based solely on a British courier, delivering a tape to a Hollywood studio.

    In closing, (and imagine I’m saying this in a British accent) you are a dumb bugger. I am a smart bloke. Shut the fuck up.

    I’m gonna go drink Budweiser, BBQ, watch AMERICAN football, make a bunch of money on Wall Street, fuck a hooker in Vegas and recite the Declaration of Independance…at every public school in the Los Angeles area. Kiss my ass, stay in Britain.

    Also, I think Britain is awesome, but not Gwyneth “Fucking Moron” Paltrow.

  12. lysistrata11

    Generalizations, gotta love ‘em.

  13. laikiska

    Yay, the ‘fish is back in full force! And I am loving THIS post…

    #57: I have RARELY come across a Canadian (French or English-speaking) who is fully bilingual. In fact, The French Canadians’ English is often worse than the Fance French’s. And the English-speaking Canadians go ‘err… French? No hablo….’. You are probably referring to a tiny minority of educated Canadians living in a cosmopolitan city like Toronto. Oh, and I may say this. I lived in Canada long enough.

    The English: a hilarious, confused tribe. Lovely people with a great sense of humour, especially where their screwed up politics (including the queen) is concerned. And the country with the highest proportion of PLEBS I have ever come across. But excellent universities, proportionally a high number of them – considering their tiny population size compared to the US. Go figure.

    The Europeans in general can’t be generalised about (lovely statement, isn’t it? *grin*) There are many many many idiots here, there are LOADS of materialists here, loads of workaholics who live to work. And I have had super, intelligent conversations with Americans.

    And Paltrow? Ha. One thing I do agree with that has been said here again and again: Her lovely complexion fits in well with her home of choice.

  14. booyagrandma

    she’s not being a hypocrite. she wisened up and realized that the stupid, uncivilized American perceptions of her opinions could make or break her career. Isn’t that irony?
    Anyways, if intelligence means dedicating your life to smoking, making cheese or wine, losing wars, and being a slave to the EU and UN….I’d rather be a stupid American. We continuously have the most Nobel prize winners. According to Gallup, About half of Americans are currently in the middle of reading a book. If we’re stupid sheep, we would have easily fallen for The Guardian (UK) Clark County voter scheme. If we all voted the way Europeans want us to, we’d be voting for the party originally responsible for eugenics, segregation, exacerbation of the Great Depression. The same party is least likely to make policies based on the respective pros and cons or empirical evidence and most likely to make it based on current intellectual trends or cultural sentiment.

  15. libtard

    Let this photo be a lesson to 60 year old women everywhere…..after a while you have to give up black eyeliner.

    And as for the whole intelligent Britts thing, I have 2 words… Benny Hill.

  16. Lagoon

    i somewhat agree with her

  17. willers

    i’m on gwen’s side on this one. ive lived in california and colorado my whole life and last year i lived in england for a few months and never wanted to go back to the USA. it’s so much better over there.

  18. Skip Smith

    The country that unleashed the Spice Girls on the world has no right to claim intellectual superiority over anyone.

  19. Skip Smith

    And furthermore, her kid’s name is Apple. Anyone who names their kids with a Speak-n-Spell doesn’t have the right to talk down to anyone.

  20. booyagrandma

    I’d also like to point out that Germans average the highest IQ levels in Europe and the largest group in the US population, 17%, claims German ancestry. Einstein was a German-American for godssakes.

  21. Leori


  22. HollyJ

    Being an American married in Scotland and having traveled quite a bit, I agree with 7, 32, 34, 42–The English are generally better-educated and slightly more mannered in their manner of speaking.

    HOWEVER…they don’t want to do a fucking day’s work. They’re on holiday practically 3 days of every week, and when they’re at work, they’re planning their fucking tea. Seriously. You should check out the national holiday schedule for the UK. They have like a dozen weeks of paid vacation a year, in which they accomplish NOTHING but sucking down tea and making their unkept teeth disgusting. (Yeah, the nasty teeth thing is totally 100% true. Fuck. Pick up some fluoride.) ..This is why they’re giddy and chatty and way better than Americans at social gab… Their “job” is being well-versed in society.. not actually doing WORK

    I like the British, and I think socially they’re superior to Americans in conversation and general range of knowledge; but when it comes to work ethic or drive, they rate a big fat ZERO…and that makes them mediocre, at best. Sorry! Get off your fat ass if you want total respect.

  23. justme

    This coming from the bitch who named her daughter Apple.

    She’s your typical liberal who so desperately wants everyone to think she’s an intellectual..

  24. sexybitch

    Gee, thanks for linking up intellect and genetics, now let’s go sterilize all the stupid people before they breed. Especially the ones who can’t distinguish between education and intellect. Or maybe just those who hyphenate in a vain attempt to shore up a flawed premise.

    Einstein was NOT a German-American – he was German-born and only lived here for 15 years while retaining Swiss citizenship.

  25. Thin_icE

    I just wanted to point out that “Diario de las Noticias” is not portuguese. In fact the newspaper name is “Di

  26. Kokroach

    What an arse! The name of the newspaper is “Diario de Noticias”, by the way

  27. Gwyneth Paltrow is nothing more than an overglorified Paris Hilton…

    …except Paris Hilton actually recognizes that she’s an idiot.

  28. surreal

    oh for fuck’s sakes. The US has such a fucking “you’re for us or against us” attitude. This is why you’re all involved in a pointless fucking WAR that’s costing billions of dollars, and more importantly – lives.

    Like it or not, people CAN dislike your country. People are allowed to have opinions.

  29. Thin_icE

    You bet, and that’s even funnier when people all across America are laughing at Borat…

  30. succubus

    hei has anyone noticed she said she has to learn more spanish
    like…people in portugal TALK IN PORTUGHESE

    or did she talk to them in spanish? that’s just stupid and she’s stupid
    but i’m so sorry, she’s right about the americans (in her first interview, that is)

  31. AmberDextrose

    Is the bitch mad? England is a giant toilet full of reality show wannabes and kids thinking education is unnecessary because they’re going to be a pop star.

    A picture of England today

    I blame the Welfare State. Poor people used to work in the Big House and keep their mouths shut. Now they get government handouts and think they’re as good as the rest of us [shudder]. And don’t think you’ve got it any better in America!

    Down with the peasants! They’re ruining it for all of us with their nasty white tracksuits and gold-plated jewelry.

    (Don’t worry about Gwyny. She’s so dull we didn’t even realise she was here, so we won’t send her back unless you really want her)

  32. SoupaSarah

    To be fair us British ARE more intelligent than you Americans. Maybe its all that obesity thats making you stupid…In fact, I would suggest that even the French are more intelligent than you! :P

  33. SoupaSarah

    PS #72 Fuck off, you stupid obese yank, English people do not have bad teeth, thats a complete stereotype!! You live in Scotland, you cannot make judgements about England if you have only seen Scotland. We do not get bladdered on Whiskey every morning like the Scots do. Any in any case, i’d prefer to have bad teeth than weigh 700lbs like you Americans do!!

    Go and start another pointless war or something, just don’t take our troops with you. fucking idiots.

  34. Diario de las noticias??? That’s spanish not portuguese, you ignorant fuck. It’s Di

  35. laikiska

    errr.. #82 (and 83)… Americans IS the most obese nation in the world, but UK is SECOND (and catching up fast). Must be all the stodgy food and fish and chips ;)

  36. laikiska

    ooops – America (as in US) and not Americans…

  37. techclerk

    If spanish speaking Portugese editors think it is interesting to consider Americans to be dumber than Brits, what does that say about the opinion of England?

  38. She needs to keep a foot in her mouth to distract attention from that god awful fugly face of hers.Idiot bitch.

  39. RoseColoredGlasses

    Did you ever notice that when celebrities say something “negative” that backfires on them, they always have to come up with a contradicting statement? Sheesh…why say anything in the first place?

  40. frenchtoaststix

    She needs to go back to Hogwarts for another semester. Fucking uneducated witch.

  41. libtard

    I wish that someone would come along and point out that Porugese people don’t speak Spanish. Won’t someone PLEASE point that out every 4 or 5 posts?

  42. jrzmommy

    Portugese people speak Portugese.
    Gwenyth Paltrow is a stuck-up, anti-American twat.
    SoupaSara is a fat, dimwitted, toothless British prostitute.
    And I can’t wait until a fully fueled 747 takes out Big Motherfuckin’ Ben and 3,000 Brits in jolly old fuckin’ Londontowne and see how you fuck heads feel then. Cheerio o’, assholes!

  43. jrzmommy

    MirandaWilde should have stayed in France where bourgeois white trash scum are appreciated.

    And give me an American educated and trained physician ANYDAY over one from any other part of the world.

  44. kjc

    Being a brit I have to agree with 72. The british work ethic is SHIT. The majority are lazy bastards (pronounced BARSTARDS) who moan about doing the work they are supposedly paid for!

    I’ve worked with loads of different nationalities and i have to say Americans can be classed as ‘Perky’, Canadians are bloody hard workers but the best have to be the Polish. They work like donkeys (AKA asses) and you can pay them peanuts.

    Literally peanuts – the excitement and gratitued on their little faces is worth every shell

    I do love my country though!!
    We may have bought the spice girls to the world but you have the honour of producing Paris, Lohan and Britney!! Oh and not forgetting the genetic marvel that is K-fed!!

    I bet you are all so proud!

  45. RichPort

    Hey go easy on Gwenyth. She played a great headless corpse in se7en… it’s not her fault they cut that scene out.

    I love the UK and have many friends there, but let’s get one thing straight: your accent (I know we have the accent) doesn’t automatically make you more sophisticated, and we took your language and made it better. Yea Americans sure are stupid… so stupid we managed to control most of the world’s economic and scientific engines. What a bunch of fucking morons we are!

  46. tinyTy

    1. Having travelled in Europe and being a big fan of travel t.v. show I really have no idea why Americans are considered fat. I’ve seen SHITLOADS of fat people all over. A way larger percentage than I see on the streets in the US.
    2. Since the US is chock full of Europeans I’m trying to figure out the logic that they became less intelligent after crossing the ocean to live here. Please exlpain the science there.
    3. So the rest of the world is upset that a ‘fat, lazy, stupid’ bunch of people are so successfull and dominant? Waaaaaaaaaaah!
    4. For those that think the English sound intelligent, you haven’t watched much of their television. Only the upper classes don’t sound like they are illiterate.

  47. backstabbath

    If Americans are so stupid then how do you explain the FACTS that all the science/technical nobel prizes went to America this year, American universities have far more nobel laureates even after adjusting for population disparity, all the brains in foriegn countries tend to immigrate to the US and of course, America is by far, the richest country on earth (Except Luxembourg, a tiny country).

  48. Vanda Noronha

    It’s Diario de Noticias.

    Diario de las Noticias would only exist in Spain.

    So, err, Superfish also apparently doesn’t know the difference between Portuguese and Spanish :P

  49. megszee

    What a load of old tosh..
    You get a large number of work shy lazy bastards where-ever you go. These people are often overweight, un-educated and breed like rabbits… meaning that pretty soon we will be over-run by morons on benefits, wherever you are from, be it the US or Europe or any other place for that matter.
    Intelligent people do not tend to have more children than they can afford and therefore the population is dwindling.

  50. MSEcon

    The difference in our population size needs to be taken into consideration before making such judgments. Neither country is superior to the other. They are just different. People talk about how Britain is older and more sophisticated, which is nice. However, the US has a very diverse population as well as a diverse landscape.

    Also, I’d like to add that Ms. Paltrow dropped out of college to purse acting, so she isn’t necessarily an expert on intelligence.

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