Gwyneth Paltrow Thinks It’s “Slightly Misogynistic” To Compare GOOP To Other Actresses’ Lifestyle Websites
That’s a “Hush, peasants – Goopy is speaking” hand if I’ve ever seen one.
I know it’s going to seem like you’ve already heard this story once this week, but trust me – this story about a wealthy out-of-touch blonde actress-type complaining about her online lifestyle website is totally different, I swear. The Countess of Corn Brooms Gwyneth Paltrow recently spoke to TIME about the rich lady lifestyle website that has launched a million eye-rolls, GOOP.com. And even though there are a bunch more lifestyle websites by famous actresses out there now, Gwyneth isn’t here for the endless comparisons to GOOP. Pay attention, poors – Goopy wants you to stop comparing GOOP to Blake Lively’s Preserve and Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James., because it’s rude and “slightly misogynistic” and they’re totally different websites, you guys!
“I wonder if George Clooney would be asked about Puff Daddy’s ancillary liquor line. I’m fascinated how the media in particular are so confounded by entrepreneurial women doing something outside of their box. Jessica [Alba], especially, who’s a friend of mine—our businesses could not be more different. There’s not a lifestyle piece to her business. The fundamentals of our sites are very different. Reese launched—our businesses have similarities, but hers has retail.
People are grasping at straws to tie us together and I get it, because it makes a good story, but I’m slightly offended by this sort of generalization that happens with myself and Jessica and Reese and Blake. Yes, there are similarities. But there aren’t stories in TIME written saying, ‘Wow, look at Arnold Schwarzenegger, who did x, y, and z!’…I feel there’s something slightly misogynistic about it. This is a common theme. I think Reese and Jessica and I—I don’t know Blake Lively, and I don’t know if Jessica and Reese know each other—I’m friends with both of them and I speak to both of them and I want to do everything I can to support their businesses.
You just keep going in hopes the story becomes not people pitting women against each other, which is not founded in truth. There’s no competition. None of us think we’re in each other’s space. I don’t know how you do it! You just get to fucking work.”
And now I have the mental image of aspiring white girl rapper Gwyneth Paltrow hollering along to Iggy Azalea’s Work at the GOOP offices while picking out $1,984 hand-carved crystal ring dishes for the Fall newsletter. “I’d never place my rings in anything less than the diamond-encrusted replica of my own skull that Damien Hirst made especially for me that I have at home, but this cheap trash is fine too, I guess. Just make sure you don’t pick the one that says ‘Bling Bling Y’all’, cause Southern shit is Reese’s thing.“