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Gwyneth Paltrow thinks internet comments are like being in a real life war

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Gwyneth Paltrow is not the sharpest tool in the shed, nor does she have much of a connection to reality as the rest of us know it. It’s hilarious, really – or rather, you have to laugh to keep from crying because it’s so insane that a woman who sees herself as so enlightened can walk around living in such ignorance. Her latest foray into the land of “HUH?” is the fact that she compared people making mean comments about her on the internet to… being in a real live war where you can be killed and your entire life can be destroyed, as well as the lives of those you love. LOL, okay, let’s go with this then.

From TMZ:

Shortly before her appearance at the Code tech conference this week, Paltrow said, “You come across [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.”

Paltrow — whose most recent life struggle was probably a scuffed nail — added, “My hope is, as we get out of it, we’ll reach the next level of conscience.”

Paltrow added, “It’s taken me a long time to get to the point where I can see these things and not take it as a personal affront and a hurt. I see myself as a chalkboard or a whiteboard or a screen, and someone is just putting up their own projection on it.”

Of course, actual veterans aren’t really pleased with this whole comparison, and she’s managed to piss off/alienate a whole lot of people yet again with her bullshit.

Cindy McCain — the wife of John McCain (an actual veteran) — has already torn Paltrow to shreds on Twitter, writing, “Gweneth Paltrow [sic] is a joke … Perhaps Gweneth Paltrow should go out on patrol with some soldiers. Kind of like a Red Carpet in her mind I guess!”

And other veterans agree — a rep for Veterans for Peace tells TMZ, “She doesn’t understand what it means to be in real danger … Not someone talking to you on the Internet, but actually having bullets shot at you.”

The rep adds, “I’ve gone to war and had that kind of fear. She’s not in a situation where she can compare the two. She hasn’t had to fear for her life and not know whether she’d make it home.”

I really fear for this woman’s children and can only hope they get out early enough not to be eternally damaged by their mother’s idiocy. It’s sort of sad that she’s been through so little in her life that people saying what an idiot she is online has caused her severe stress in life. If that’s the worst of her problems, I’d say she’s pretty damn lucky, wouldn’t you?

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