Gwyneth Paltrow's Tweet Draws Criticism

Gwyneth Paltrow thought she was being cool by tweeting about her time onstage at the Kanye West and Jay-Z concert in Paris over the weekend. So, why do we think it was annoying?

GWyneth Paltrow blasted for racial tweet

Gwyneth Paltrow's annoying factor went up by about a thousand points when she tweeted from the stage at Jay-Z's and Kanye West's concert in Paris over the weekend.

"Ni**as in paris for real @mrteriusnash (the dream) tyty, beehigh," she wrote on her WhoSay page, referring to the Jay-Z and West song by the same name. Some fans think a rich white woman shouldn't be using the word, even if it's part of a song title and censored.

"You're almost a 40-y/o white woman, c'mon you should know better," one person commented on the tweet and accompanying photo.

No, Paltrow really didn't think her post through, though it seems like she's pretty naïve as to why it's not kosher to write about something like that as an almost "40-y/o white woman." Still, she's done plenty of other things that are just as annoying — if not more so.

Need proof? Remember that $425 cleanse she promoted earlier this year? The Country Strong actress wrote in her GOOP newsletter that she planned to lose that excess holiday weight with the help of Dr. Alejandro Junger's shakes, supplements and starvation diet.

"I've used Clean in the past with great results, losing a few pounds and kick-starting a healthier and more energetic New Year," she wrote about the cleanse, totally not realizing most of her followers don't have $425 to spend on some worthless crash diet. "This month, I'll be doing it along with members of the team and we hope you will too. And, it goes without saying, but be sure to check with your doctor before getting started!"

Oh, and then there was that time she gave suggestions for a new spring wardrobe. The cost for her recommendations? A cool $20,000.

"Because you asked for it, in the coming weeks and months we'll be featuring more fashion, with investment pieces like the ones below, and the best steals available for you to snap up," she wrote in the newsletter. "The idea is to mix and match high and low with your own personal style."

We'd love to, Gwyneth — except we don't have $430 for a necklace, $595 for leather sandals and $1,010 for a blazer. You can take us shopping, though.

See what we mean? We could add more examples, but then it would just seem like we're picking on her.

Image courtesy Daniel Deme / WENN.com

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Comments on "Gwyneth Paltrow is still as annoying as ever"

Bev August 14, 2013 | 6:11 AM

It sounds really stupid coming from a 40 year old...seems like she's trying way too hard to be "cool".

Emma June 05, 2012 | 2:28 PM

She shouldn't be using that word. Period. But I did read another tweet response to her saying that "we give that word too much power." I think that says a lot. No, it shouldn't be used flippantly, but if people didn't make such a big deal about it when it is used in a manner not to be offensive than we do give it more power than it deserves.

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