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May 30, 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow: When Me and My Famous Friends are Trolled By Internet Troublemakers, It's Like Suffering the Stress and Wounds of Soldiers at War

Gwyneth Paltrow just doesn't understand why people don't like her.

s and, you know, for good reason: We're annoying," she told the crowd. "Some of us look okay, we look like we have money, our lives seem great. That may or may not be the case ... Nevertheless, we get it. Or, at the very least, we expect that it's part and parcel to what we do. Anyone in any field who has their head rise above a poppy in the field, they get their heads chopped off. It's our human nature to feel that way, and to do it. ... Everybody takes s--t, it's just the way it is."

So far so good, I guess. A bit self-pitying, but nothing too objectionable.

But she's just getting started.

"You come across [online comments] about yourself and about your friends, and it's a very dehumanizing thing. It's almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanizing thing, and then something is defined out of it," she said. "My hope is, as we get out of it, we'll reach the next level of conscience."

Mmm-hm. Almost just like exactly that.


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