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

Superficial | December 4, 2006 - 3:52 pm

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.