Okay, let me start off this blog post saying, I am not a fan of Gwyneth Paltrow. I am sure she is a nice enough woman. She is beautiful, skinny with seemingly glowing skin. These things don’t endear me to her nor do they make me hate her as the cliché goes. I liked her in one movie, “Sliding Doors,” and was annoyed when they put her in Iron Man, but she won me over in Avengers, so there is that. I think that even if I hated her I will feel I need to come to her defense right now. I feel the way she is being discussed is ridiculous and really points to what is wrong with this society of internet commentary.
Let me back up, Gwyneth Paltrow wrote a cookbook. It is called, “It’s all Good.” It is a cookbook of recipes that she feeds her family. Apparently she had a panic attack one day and realized that she needed to pay closer attention to her health. She then took her entire family to the doctor and had them tested for food allergies and found them intolerant to gluten and processed carbs. She also cut out other things that they were intolerant too. So she put together this cookbook to help other families that are having this issue too, which is becoming more of an occurrence than you would think. The result of this cookbook in the media is a steady stream of snark. I was surprised by how much every article I read is really down on and is insulting and accusing her. They are claiming outright child abuse in some articles.
REALLY? In a country where eleven year olds are getting diagnosed with diabetes, we are going to blame someone for doing what the doctor told her too. This book is thick too which means they aren’t starving as one article suggested. To me it seems like you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t. I mean we are in a world where they show on TV women who feed their families out of the fry daddy normally, but Paltrow is a trying to feed her children what the doctor tells her too. She is trying to help other people with restrictions and the cattiness is super surprising. Start from this article and then click on the various links it supplies and you will see what I mean.
When do we get behind someone? I mean, when are we supportive as a society anymore? Is that a capability?