In a new interview with Harper's Bazaar UK, the expat actress says that people mock her and her lifestyle website/newsletter Goop because "[a]ny time you do anything with any degree of sincerity, people make fun of you."
Which is a true and unfortunate fact of this terrible, blog-ridden, cynicism-dominated current world of ours. (One that I'm well aware of my somewhat heightened place in, so this is me acknowledging that I, the pot, am also black.) People do tend to mock sincerity because it is such an easy target. But I think in the case of Ms. Paltrow and Goop, it's not really any sense of sincerity that people are teasing. Rather it's a wildly out-of-touch perspective couched in a faux-Everymom tone. If this is a "day in the life" of the average mom, then I'm Apple Martin. It's the fake regularness that irks most people about Goop, is my takeaway at least.
That said, I'm sorry that Ms. Paltrow feels like everyone is so mean to her. I thought she was really fun on Glee. So there's that!
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