Gwyneth Paltrow’s Response To Being The Most Hated Celebrity May Actually Make You Like Her
From mocking the phrase "consciously uncoupling" to finding her attitude arrogant, there are plenty of public critiques of Gwyneth Paltrow. Because of this, she was once deemed the "Most Hated Celebrity" on a 2013 list from Star magazine. When asked about this on Wednesday night's BBC News talkshow, Hardtalk, Paltrow gave a perfect response to being disliked. And guess what? It may make you change your mind about the actor. Or in the very least, you can think about whether you actually have a valid reason to hate her in the first place. She said,
"First of all, I was like, 'I'm the most hated celebrity? More than, like, Chris Brown?' What did I do? ... All I can do is be my authentic self, and if you know me, then you know who I am, and that I have fun and eat and am so appreciative for my life. But I think there are things about me that make people draw conclusions."
According to Us Weekly, Brown ranked as number 20 on the list, so it's a very valid point that the Goop blogger is more hated than a man who plead guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna. Since when did seemingly pretentious blogging become more dislikable than domestic violence? That seems off to me.
Perhaps the best part of Paltrow's response is that she vows to keep being her "authentic self." She also acknowledges that people may form conclusions and not know the real her, in which case, she can't really change their minds. I love that she doesn't apologize for being who she is — and it seems like she'll continue being the same, no matter what criticism is thrown her way. Whether you like her or not, it's hard to not respect her attitude, especially when it's filled with confidence and self-love.
Still, I must say it is rather mind-boggling that she is so disliked. After all, Paltrow is BFFs with Beyoncé, who is the total opposite, in terms of popularity. Deemed "Queen Bey," she can practically do no wrong. I'm not saying people should like the Shallow Hal star, just because she's besties with one of the most popular celebrities. Instead, it may make you reconsider who Paltrow is as a person. Maybe the side that everyone sees isn't the real her, considering she has a tight knit group of famous friends. There has to be some redeeming qualities there.
Either way, I feel like anyone can learn from Paltrow's response to her haters. She doesn't let it get her down and just keeps being herself. There's no better reaction than that.