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. lysistrata11

    I’m just wondering why anyone is actually paying attention to the little twat. You’re only provoking her to produce more of the same-old same-old bile. I mean, if I wanted to participate, I guess all I would have to do is post a conservative news article and her head would probably start spinning, with steam coming out of her ears. In fact, her head may pop off. Hmmm…I might just have to visit or then…

  2. RichPort

    mirandawilde: You all are so mean to me! All I wanted to do was educate you idiots on how much we Americans suck! We’re murderers and complicit in the rape of Pakistani women! And our genetically modified crops from Archer Daniels Midland which are supposed to alleviate world hunger are really responsible for the bruise on the back of my throat (damn you and your enormous cock RichPort!!! Damn you both to hell!!!). I am so disgusted that I can’t have an intelligent rant about unrelated topics on a celebrality site without being bullied and told to shut the fuck up… CENSORSHIP I SAY!!!! Very unAmerican, which is wait… if American sucks, then unAmerican must unsuck… I’m fucking confused… this remind me of speaking with my parents and being ignored and…. what’s that? Uh, no, I can’t vote in my state… I have a felony charge for masterlocking myself to a tree trunk when there were building that mini McMansion in the forest, so no, but I can still complain with the best of ‘em… and you can’t force me to move to the UK… I like Borat better than Ali G anyway…

  3. mirandawilde

    You seem to be implying a level of intensity that simply isn’t there. I’m not angry, upset, or at all worked up. This was all in good fun for me, and I think all of you are precious in a guest-on-Jerry-Springer kind of a way. I feel no ill will toward any of you.
    Well, except for the one who said “Go read an Ann Coulter book.” That’s simply unforgivable.
    “Go read an Ann Coulter book.” I’m no fan of censorship, but those are words that simply shouldn’t be stated. It’s amazing they don’t sink to the bottom of the computer screen with the weight of their own tremendous stupidity.
    So, really, thanks for all the fun.

  4. Stranger

    This is absolutely untrue. Paltrow is obviously an idiot, but so are many of the posters here who believe that Europeans are smarter. The fact is, Europeans go about acquiring knowledge differently. Americans choose to be more practical, and prefer to solve problems and apply knowledge, while Europeans choose rote learning over application. If Europeans were smarter, they would be leading the world, and not following the American model. The comments about the French being more intelligent is absurd. The french, as usual, feign intelligence. If you actually listen to what they have to say, if they ever take a break, which is unlikely to happen, you will realize that they are pseudo-intellectuals, who havent a clue. The French do nothing and I mean nothing but IMITATE americans, in just about everything! While not all Americans are bright, you will find the brightest people in America. One must not compare the USA to european countries. That would be like comparing a peon to a monarch.

  5. RichPort

    Miranda, you may hate America, but you’re a good sport. I’d fuck you (not really, but I hear you chicks like to hear that sort of thing).

  6. laikiska

    Just as an aside: Has any thread on the ‘fish ever had this many comments? And gone on over so many days? Anyway, am thoroughly enjoying all the comments!

  7. TexasTsunami

    Gwyneth is just bitter, leave her alone.

    She’s grown tired of waiting for someone to do a drive-by on that sassy little blond bitch from the Dickme Chicks so that she can take her place.

    I hear she already has a stage name picked out ‘Miss Twat O’ Gold’.

    The only way anyone in Europe could be more interesting than your average U.S. citizen is by trying yet again to explain why their children wouldn’t now be posing as lampshades, shoes, suitcases, or other useful items had the U.S. not stepped in twice.

    It’s gotten to where we U.S. citizens are labeled as “boring, uneducated, insensative, blah, blah, blah” until someone needs the shit kicked out of them, and then it’s like in the bar when the little, annoying Eurotrash start something, “let’s talk shit and then run and hide behind those American brutes”.

    You’d be speaking German and eating fishheads and rice every night if not for us. Here’s an idea, keep those numb cunts; they fit right in with the French and Spanish.

    And don’t come crying when you’re bent over and lubbed up as you face Mecca, K-Mart, or where ever.

  8. jtditto

    For the random posts that back up her statements and agree that Americans are stupid and crass. I have a question. Is it the black or white Americans that you find to be this way? Generalizations=Idiot

  9. ginettissima

    I’m going against all my better judgment in posting this, but Gwyneth Paltrow, regardless of what she says or does ever, deserves no attention. She’s not particularly talented, not particularly interesting to look at, and everything that comes out of her high-school-level-educated mouth is questionable at best. Let’s all forget about her and be happy.

  10. bmagic562

    do we really need to compare the US to europe? even most europeans agree that europe ain’t what it’s cracked up to be. in fact, americans are much less likely to move out of america as europeans are to move out of europe and to america. interesting considering that we cannot hold conversation, obsess over money, and do not make good dinner guest.

    among the world’s best universities:

    harvard, caltech, mit, yale, stanford, columbia…

    among the best writers of the 20th century:

    philip roth, saul bellow (born in canada but very american), don delillo, james baldwin, bernard malamud…

    not bad for such an unintelligent nation.

    uncouth american

    p.s. go fuck yourself, cunt.

  11. aihyah

    simple fact is that it was an incredibly stupid thing to say and reflects on her intelligence:P at her age its hard to claim its just niave stupidity of youth.

    she’s free to say it, but we are free not to pay to watch her films. i was never sure why she got famous anyways, she’s not very pretty, and i don’t think she has much charisma. its just she gave those weinstein brothers a hardon and they just cast her in everything.

  12. Vera

    Hellooo! In Portugal we speak Portuguese, stupid, not Spanish!!!! A true american intellectual, she is.

    Vera Jorge

  13. meh, who cares what a cabbage head says?

  14. Jim P

    I can’t believe how much time and effort has been wasted on a celebrity statement. Every nation’s people are different, and all countries have their good and bad points. Most of you, as people seem to be either very offensive, or very defensive. Very few of you have been OBJECTIVE.

    I think it’s fair to say that not many British people think George Bush is fit to lead a country. It reflects badly on the intellect of the voters, because to us, he seems so obviously incompetent.
    Lose Goerge Bush from government, elect an intelligent, courageous, articulate leader, and I think respect for America would rise a little straight away.

    Enough of this. I’d love to go to america and experience it for myself. Until then, I’m certainly not going to believe everything I see in the media.

    When we comment on other countries -we act as ambassadors for our own homelands. Some of the ambassadors on this thread aren’t doing themselves any favours.

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