Oh, yes. The Insufferable One is at it a-bloody-gain.
Based on her CELEBRITY STATUS (yes, I’m YELLING) and her infuriatingly snooty blog GOOP, Paltrow was invited to give a quick 5-minute speech at a high-tech nerdfest called the Code Conference. She mentions that she spent countless nights worrying about not being able to fill up her small allotment of time, but ends up taking a full 15 minutes, after first bitching about not being provided with a teleprompter. (Please tell me she was eventually drug off the stage by Huell from Breaking Bad.) And just what exactly did she blather on about for three times her given amount of time on the agenda? HERSELF and how cruel The Internet is to the likes of HER.
On trolls never being punished: “The lack of empathy that is created when people can anonymously opine about the looks or actions of others … It’s where we are in our culture. Yes, it does worry me, for the development of my kids and the next generation, that people can be so cruel without experiencing the consequences of being so cruel face to face.”
On celebrities “deserving” it: “Celebrities, we’ve always gotten stones thrown at us and, you know, for good reason: We’re annoying. 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 shit, it’s just the way it is.
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. My hope is, as we get out of it, we’ll reach the next level of conscience.”
So, yeah. A couple of things. Her whole “poppy” reference is of course, a British (mostly Australian) term called “Tall Poppy Syndrome” which basically means we’re all just jealous bitches and want to see her fail. Yes, HER and ONLY her. Don’t you love how Paltrow is talking down to the audience of tech CEOs, all the while not truly understanding what the phrase means? I DO, however, like her reference of the head-chopping. (See: Se7en)
I’m glad I chose today to write about The Insufferable One since I already have a pain in my eye-type of headache. But…(say it with me!), THANK GOD THE FISHMONGER DELIVERS! (WARNING: Prepare to have your head explode if you click on the fishmonger link…)