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. giromide

    Either have the balls to stand by what you say (however you said it) or don’t say anything.

    I agree with some of what she says, but she needn’t go as far as saying Americans are less intelligent than the Brits. And while the Brits might not seem as concerned about work and money, the class system in Britian is far more rigid and established than it is in America. Any person born into poverty can be a millionaire by 21 in America. That’s not as easy to do in Britian.

    Of course, being a millionaire in America is a half-millionaire in England, so it all evens out. :)

  2. mirandawilde

    Maybe I spoke too soon. Why, all this time I had no idea that I could engage in a conversation with someone who calls himself “TurdFerguson,” who would jump to conclusions about my intentions without first attempting to clarify, and whose idea of witty repartee is to say “I’m off to google tube socks.”
    Maybe Americans are capable of intelligent conversation after all. I guess I have to backpedal, too.
    But before I do that, let me just point out that what you’re engaging in is the same sort of lightning-fast, reflexive, self-righteous, self-defensive, thoughtless judgement demonstrated by the Bush admin and the congressmen who voted that we (and yes, just to clarify, I am an American myself) should go to war. This kind of consciousness is what fueled the effort for the U.S. to go kill innocent people in Iraq and led to the deaths of thousands of American soldiers, and a ongoing daily bloodbath.

  3. justme

    Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson can kiss my ass. They’re both spoiled rotten hypocrites.
    I’m amazed at how tolerant Americans are of these assholes. Why would someone want to support such trash by going to their movies?

  4. jrzmommy

    Miranda–shut the fuck up you yellow fucking terrorist-sypmathizing fucking cunt. Don’t you know that it’s in poor taste to talk shit on soldiers? And talk about killing innocent people? Do you know what a fucking newspaper is you ignorant bitch? One of my neighbors was beheaded by those cowardly fucks you worship–Paul Johnson–a few years ago. It’s the fucking Iraqi insurgents that are killing innocent people — get it straight. When a US Military mission takes out civilians, it’s a horrible error, but terrorists and insurgents AIM — you hear me– AIM for innocents. So shut your fucking trap and get lost you stupid bleeding heart piece of fucking dog shit. You aren’t fit to lick the boots of an American soldier.

  5. jrzmommy

    I bet you feel sorry for the animals down in Gitmo,too. Yeah, go ahead and walk through that place and spread your love….they’ll rip you apart with their bare hands, that’s how they show appreciation for bleeding heart Americans. Idiot.

  6. PunjabPete

    102 – order yourself another fat free bean curd chai latte frappachino and shut the fuck up….

    If you don’t like America, leave. You think this country is so bad? Go spend some real time in a country like China. Then you will see what the reality of our country is. Despite what asshat runs the country, this place draws more people that any place in the world. Because NO WHERE else are asswipes like you allowed to spout anti-government bullshit. And how did you get that right? From the soldiers you despise who walk the walls, died in the wars, and spend the sleepless nights protecting your right to be an America hater.

    Don’t spout about consciousness without doing some introspection you self absorbed fuckwit.

  7. silviap

    Once again: the Portuguese newspaper is called “Diario de Noticias”. Portugal and Spain are two completely different countries with two different languages. Yes 91, Portuguese people don’t speak Spanish and Spanish people don’t even understand Portuguese :D

  8. jrzmommy

    Hey, Miranda, do you know that you would have been brutally beaten to death, and probably everyone in your family shot, if you were an Afghan woman living under Taliban rule and you tried to talk shit on your leaders from under your BURKA? IF YOU LIKE THEM SO MUCH GO LIVE THERE! I’ll look for your obit a month later.

  9. lysistrata11


    #102- I hate to be one of those “If you don’t like it then leave” folks but no, really, please leave. You don’t deserve the free speech our government and soldiers have so graciously bestowed upon you. Millions of ‘innocent people’ have died over the past century alone so that you can run your trashy little mouth. Let me guess, your hero is murderous, drunkard Teddy Kennedy too? Fucking cunt.

  10. mirandawilde

    #s 105, 106, 107, 109, and 110-
    Thank you all so much for proving my point that Americans lack the ability to engage in intelligent conversation. I couldn’t have proven the point better myself.
    Please, don’t let my comments upset you. Go back and enjoy your Budweisers.

  11. mommiedearest

    Why all the hate? Everyone’s reaction is so TYPICALLY American! Rah-rah, big deal. I am married to a Brit and I also LOVE America, but she’s absolutely right about our collective mind-set and limited conversational skills. Ms. Paltrow is refreshingly intelligent and honest.
    The pimple? Are you guys serious? Your petty childishness illustrates what she is saying perfectly! Go USA!

  12. jrzmommy

    like I said, bitch, you like them all so much go fucking live with them. Go live in Baghdad. Go live in Burma. go live in China. See how much freedom you get. Prove your point? We didn’t prove your point you half-witted communist slut.

  13. fluxus008

    Posted by SoupaSarah on December 5, 2006 2:40 AM

    To be fair us British ARE more intelligent than you Americans. Maybe its all that obesity thats making you stupid…

    not so fast there sarah:

    Britain’s waistlines are growing
    Around one third of adults and a fifth of all children will be obese, statistics from the Health Survey for England – published by the Department of Health – showed.…/08/25/ufat.xml

  14. jrzmommy

    If the only topics of conversations you idiots (112 and Miranda the Commie) think Americans engage in revolve around Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, then perhaps it’s the circles in which you associate….did you two rocket scientists ever think of that?

  15. PunjabPete

    Miranda – LMAO – You spout off about “the effort for the U.S. to go kill innocent people in Iraq” and you think you have some superior conversation skills? You don’t even have a grasp on the reality of war much less of true current events in Iraq. 150,000 US troops have not been marching around killing innocent Iraqi’s. Plenty of Iraqi’s, Syrian’s, Saudi’s, and Iranian’s have.

    You are a complete idiot for even posting a retort regarding the intelligence of those who are obviously your intellectual superiors… Not that is matters since you are obviously delusional…

    So go eat a pound of shit you Commie whore….

  16. mirandawilde

    mmm….anyone know where a commie whore can buy a pound of shit for eating? Do I have to go all the way to Burma?
    This is all very good advice, thank you all very much.

  17. PunjabPete

    One more thing…SoupaSarah…
    The correct grammar would be… “To be fair WE British ARE more intelligent”…

    But way to go on being more intelligent and all…

  18. lysistrata11

    Miranda-Go read an Ann Coulter book. You’ll get a whole new idea of what truth and intelligence is.

  19. fluxus008

    i love how the brits accuse americans of being ignorant and dumb with their own ill-informed, bigoted opinions.

    nice one.

  20. ponk

    miranda, if you were intellectually capable of intelligent conversation, you would have realized that the only point you proved is that you have the logic skills of a retarded chimpanzee.

  21. mirandawilde

    Okay, hold it right there.
    You can call me a commie whore. You can tell me to eat a pound of shit. You can tell me to go to China or Burma, and you can accuse me of being disrespectful of the troops, when, in fact, I was not. (I do need to point out that expressing my concern that thousands of them have died is *not* putting down the troops.)
    But telling me to go read Ann Coulter and mentioning her name in the same sentence as the words “truth and intelligence” (except for the sentence “Ann Coulter has no truth or intelligence”) is going way too far.

  22. RichPort

    I have plenty of issues with my country, comes with being American. I abhor our current administration, but I can’t muster that kind of ire on a Paltrow thread… sorry folks.

    mirandawilde, you got ate.

  23. dreamhypnotique

    I really wanted to come up with a terse, clever rejoinder to the comments of this pretentious bitch, but I got too distracted by that gigantic zit on her forehead and lost my train of thought. God, how repulsive. Ironically, I think my lack of focus proves Gwyneth’s point, sort of like how she was so focused on making asinine movies like “Shallow Hal” that she got distracted from the fact that she’s a B-grade Audrey Hepburn wannabe, and that Coldplay is fourth-rate rip-off of Radiohead.

  24. jrzmommy

    Miranda, You did put down the troops, you pig. What Americans do you think are over there killing all of those “innocent” people, as you put it? The politicians? The USC Marching Band? The Rotary Club? Who? You accused our soldiers of killing innocent people, which is murder, so yeah, Mental Giant, you DID insult our troops. Then, just like a bleeding heart, fence-straddling, liberal fuck that you are you then try to defend them by showing your mock-concern for their safety. You can’t even argue your point logically. You make me sick.

  25. camabron


  26. RichPort

    #126 – I think your caps lock key is stuck. Ask danielle what happens when you fail to get that fixed. And no, it is American. Canadians do not call themselves American, neither do Mexicans (except when ICE shows up).

  27. ponk

    camabron, far left, between the shift and tab keys, the key that says “Caps Lock”. Now you can go back to calling people “morons”.

  28. RichPort

    p0nk, maybe you should send him a Visio chart with a complete QWERTY layout. It might help…

  29. mirandawilde

    I am not putting down the troops. The point that I made in comment #102 is that is the *American* (yes, American,’s #3 definition is “a citizen of the US”)
    consciousness, which is self-defensive, self-righteous, etc. that fueled the war. I am referring to the *collective* American consciousness, which includes all of us. All of us in this country who allowed our monkey president and his crew to start this war have blood on our hands, including the blood of dead American soldiers.
    I realize that the troops are doing the job they have been paid to do. I have a nephew in the military who has been in Iraq twice so far and I am very concerned for his safety and the safety of others who serve there.
    You and your black-and-white view of the world make *me* sick.

  30. ponk

    miranda, go vomit elsewhere. we’re tired of reading it.

  31. laikiska

    Coldplay’s music sucks nowadays – has got much too commercial, and all songs sound alike (namely like someone is pinching whatsisname’s nuts). Paltrow’s nonsensical utterings are merely a bid to get back in the papers in order to get her hubby some publicity, good or not – we all know from the shining example of paris, britney and co. that bad stuff gets you more publicity. So in the end, well done, Gwyneth! We’re talking about you again!

  32. mirandawilde

    “Get off my Web site by sundown?”
    Now, that’s American. That makes me feel nostalgic for John Wayne and Ronald Reagan. I bet Bush and Cheney wish they were there now, too.
    Again, all of you, I just want to thank you for helping to demonstrate my original point.
    Your favorite terrorist-loving communist slut

  33. ponk

    not sure who you think you’re quoting. typical liberal commie, setting up straw men to hack down with your irrational self-important rhetoric.

  34. Gizmola

    THIS statement comes from someone who starred in “View from the Top?”


    How can anyone take anything this air-headed fool says seriously?

    I’d have more confidence in a statement by K-Fed than this overpriviledged princess of stupidity.

  35. biatcho

    So we’re uncivilized here in the States? If we’re so uncivilized then how come last year when I atteneded a Manchester United football match was I only allowed to drink BUDWEISER during halftime and only by where the vendors are selling them??? They don’t trust you bunch of hooligans enough to even allow ADULTS to drink alcohol in the stands of a sporting match.

    Sophistication at its finest! Fack off limeys! Football is about the only thing you schmucks can do right.

  36. StanGable

    bitch only has a high school education. very “civilized.” and didn’t seem too concerned with capitalism while making millions shooting shitty movies that contributed to “uncivilized” america. eat a bag of shit!

  37. funnyinmyhead

    #33, thanks!

    I just spewed potatoes across my office!

  38. RichPort

    I thought I was a typical liberal commie bastard, but mirandawilde just set me straight. I am off to vote GOP now folks… what..? Oh I have to wait until election day..? Well, I’m going to volunteer for Focus On The Family’s egg zygote implantation program to save me some kids… what..? I have to be a chick..? Fuck! Seriously mirandawilde, stop regurgitating yesterday’s class lesson and have an original thought. College kids annoy the fuck out of me.

  39. funnyinmyhead

    my bad…..#35. You are the culprit!

  40. ponk

    ah yes, the superior intelligence of the Brits strikes again… timely article.
    Briton fined for relieving self on famed Latvian monument

  41. ponk

    lmao rich, well done.

  42. dreamhypnotique

    I’m not basing this on any hard research, but my opinion is that a lot of the condescencion the British (and a lot of Europeans) have toward Americans is not so much because the British are culturally, socially and intellectually superior and we come off as boors in comparison, but because Europeans have for at least the last sixty years had their self esteems bitchslapped by the fact that year after year their influence and relevance on the world stage of economics and politics is inferior to that of the United States and even Japan and the rest of Asia.

    Europe used to be more important to the world, in that it was the arbiter of basically everything important that occurred on the world stage, now it takes second (third?) seat to the U.S. and even in that role it depends more than it wants to on the “inferior” Americans’ power and influence.

    Europe is a fallen giant, and so it’s natural they hate on America and wish that we too will fall right on our faces. Europeans feast on the comfort food of alleged cultural superiority as a mitigating factor to make themselves feel better for being weaklings and nontentities.

    Also, I think that a country like Britain that at its height of colonial power raped and gutted over a quarter of the world for its land and riches should never go around pooh-poohing America’s global committments, however misguided those committtments may be.

  43. Triple-L

    Is it too hard for some of you to spell PORTUGUESE correctly?

  44. mirandawilde

    What exactly in my comments would you characterize as “yesterday’s class lesson?”
    And after reading all of the posts here, you single mine out as devoid of original thought?
    Did you hear the phrases “stop regurgitating yesterday’s class lesson and have an original thought; College kids annoy the fuck out of me” somewhere yesterday and decide you would use them somewhere, anywhere, regardless of their relevance?
    I’m just curious…

  45. aliomali

    Bugger off, Gwynnie (or G-whiney). And thank you for reminding us and the U.S. for the reason that we left that continent in the first place.

  46. jrzmommy

    Miranda, do you happen to know anyone named Danielle by any chance?

  47. laikiska

    Since we’re on the topic of generalising: To everyone who loved using the Nobel prize as an indicator of who is the more intelligent nation – UK or USA: yes, the US has won more Nobel prizes than any other nation. But that is not really surprising, considering it has 300 million brains. The UK has only a fifth of that (60 million) – and has won A LOT of Nobel prizes. The numbers of brains are greatly diminished by all the Irish and Scottish whose favourite past time is over-imbibing in alloholl (thereby effectively killing grey matter), the Welsh whose favourite past time is exactly the same as the New Zealanders’, the English classist society which consists of a HEAP of low-class scum who would never even get close to a university cafeteria nevermind writing a thesis. So now. Let the debate continue *grin*.

  48. ToiletDuck

    “Quite, Gwynnie. Do shove it straight up your arse.”

    “And have a nice day…may you discover a dead mouse in your steak and kidney pie, whilst guffawing at the table with your intellectually superior new English friends, and snark in your phony British accent.”

    How nice that Gwynnie now only has to “work to live” not like millions of other people who have mortgage payments and kids to feed while she gets paid millions of dollars to make shitty movies.


  49. Wild Rose

    Americans have a good work ethic because they don’t have a government to take care of them should they decide to take six weeks off a year. The United States is most definitely the “Land of Opportunity”, but it’s also “Every Man for Himself” in these here parts.

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