Are you a sack of flesh? I'm a sack of flesh too! Let's be besties!
Just a normal woman at the sort of awards ceremony we all go to regularly.
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Gwyneth Paltrow is back on the GOOP train, fueling the engine of her aspirational lifestyle site with a constant stream of skirts that cost the equivalent of 10 of your student loan payments. So, unsurprisingly, the woman who once recommended hand-painted wallpaper and having a bathtub in the middle of your bedroom is under fire once again for being a little less than relatable. But, in a recent CNN interview, Paltrow claimed that she's supes like the common woman.
Here's what Paltrow told interviewer Christina Alesci when she asked if Paltrow was similar to normal ladies:
I'm incredibly close to the common woman in that I'm a woman and I'm a mother. And we all are in a physical body with beating hearts, with compassion and love. We are all seekers.
You know who else was a woman and a mother in a physical body with a beating heart who was seeking something? Pamela Voorhees. By Gwyenth's argument, us normal gals are equally close to murdering several campers in mournful rage as we are to being self-styled lifestyle gurus making bucket lists of 10 must-stay Italian boutique hotels. (And geeze, my boring old bucket list only had staying at one boutique Italian hotel on it. Get it together, Favreau!)
Paltrow also notes that ladies "want to squeeze the most out of life. I think that's all women." While I agree with the sentiment, this is an argument that's always bothered me from celebrities when they give interviews about work-life balance and say things like, "You just have to make you a priority." Yeah, we all have to prioritize, but it's a hell of a lot easier to make you a priority when you have a nanny and an assistant and millions of dollars. For most of us, priorities also include washing the dishes before something in the sink grows mold, and trying to fool ourselves into thinking that we'll pay off our credit card debt sometime in the next 10 years.