In today's era of being multi-talented, it's only natural that tons of leading ladies are making the transition into entrepreneurial fields, from blogs to brands and even bakeware. But Gwneyth Paltrow is tired of being compared to other female celebrities with lifestyle brands. I maybe shouldn't say this, but, let's be honest: Paltrow did start the whole actress-turned-entrepreneur thing, so can she really be compared?
In an interview with Time, the creator of Goop spoke up when asked whether she looks at other successful actresses' lifestyle sites. You know, like Blake Lively, Jessica Alba, and Reese Witherspoon. And Paltrow's response almost literally took the words out of my mouth. "I wonder if George Clooney would be asked about Puff Daddy's ancillary liquor line," Paltrow said. "I'm fascinated how the media in particular are so confounded by entrepreneurial women doing something outside the box."
As real as everything that she just said was, I have to point out the fact that she said "Puff Daddy." OK.
Anyway, back to the realness. What Paltrow is getting at is completely right because we all know that George isn't getting asked the same about his side projects. Dare I say this is the same kind of gender-based questioning that Scarlett Johansson gets about her diet and Rihanna gets about what she's looking for in a man.
Like Paltrow points out, this imaginary beef between them all seems really misogynistic. Because if the media just looked at all four of their sites, it would become quickly apparent that they are present viewers with completely different lifestyles. And so what if there's an influx of lifestyle sites started by actresses? The more #GirlBosses, the better.