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    Default Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Internet Trolls, Compares 'Dehumanizing' Experience To War

    In an interview with Re/code, the GOOP founder talked about Internet commenters and how she has learned to ignore their negativity.


    Gwyneth Paltrow has a message for Internet trolls: Look inside yourself before attacking others.


    The actress spoke out about online commenters in an interview with Re/code on Tuesday, in advance of a surprise appearance at the Code Conference, a two-day event of "top industry influencers in media and technology" taking place in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.


    Paltrow was invited to speak due to her popular online lifestyle brand GOOP—on which she famously announced that she and her husband Chris Martin were "consciously uncoupling."


    She says that while the "Internet is an amazing opportunity, socially," it also means people can vent their negativity and take it out on others.


    "It's culturally acceptable to be an anonymous commenter," she said. "It's culturally acceptable to say, 'I'm just going to take all of my internal pain and externalize it anonymously.'"


    She also compared enduring the wrath of Internet commenters to surviving a war.

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


    The "Iron Man 3" star said the vitriol doesn't affect her, but noted that "it's taken a long time to get to (that) point."


    "I see myself as a chalkboard or a whiteboard or a screen, and someone is just putting up their own projection on it," she said. "It has nothing to do with me."

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    “Celebrities, we’ve always gotten stones thrown at us and, you know, for good reason: We’re annoying," Paltrow told the Code Conference 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 shit, it’s just the way it is.”


    Still, that expectation doesn't make the reality any easier. The 41-year-old said the criticism feels like “the scabs from your high school wounds being ripped off on a daily basis.”


    In February, the trolling hit close to home when a post on the anonymous secret-sharing app Whisper claimed Paltrow was cheating on estranged husband Chris Martin with Hollywood lawyer Kevin Yorn. The post went viral and the actress' camp eventually denied it. One month later, Paltrow and Martin announced their "conscious uncoupling."


    She also compared the experience of dealing with online trolling to war, saying: “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."


    She wants people to take a second to think about their words before commenting, according to Re/code. Instead of a person adding a vicious, anonymous jab alongside a photo of a star in a dress, she hopes that person will ask themselves: "I wonder what this image represents to me that I feel such a surge of anger?"


    In November, Paltrow's mother, Blythe Danner, defended her Oscar-winning daughter against "bored" Internet bullies.


    "I feel she’s just extraordinarily accomplished in every area and people don’t like that, some people don’t like that, people who are bored and sit on their asses all day and just tap away," she told Naughty But Nice Rob. "I mean I don’t read any of it, I just find it so disgusting. There is a coarsening of our culture today that is just so tragic.”


    Source: Gwyneth Paltrow compares online attacks to surviving war: It's a 'bloody, dehumanizing thing'Â* - NY Daily News

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    So surviving being trolled is like surviving a war?

    Oh for fucks sake.....

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    Waahh, waaaaaahhh, waaaaaaah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjw View Post
    ...“Celebrities, we’ve always gotten stones thrown at us and, you know, for good reason: We’re annoying," Paltrow told the Code Conference crowd. "....


    at least she got one thing right.

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    oh, fuck off. yes, let's compare my posh, over-indulged life to war. this right here, gywneth? precisely why nobody takes you seriously and you get bagged on by the media. bitch wouldn't recognize privilege if she got hit by her own private jet.
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    I'm not liking Blythe as much as I used to. I mean, it's natural to defend one's child. But honey, think about it...how many people are ragging on your daughter? They all can't be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjw View Post

    She also compared the experience of dealing with online trolling to war, saying: “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."

    Yeah, it's almost like war.... Almost!?!?!

    Fuck you Gwyneth Paltrow. Seriously, Fuck You.




    Celebrities say a lot of dumb things on a daily basis, I don't let anything any "celebrity" says affect me on a personal level.
    These statements make me irate.

    For the first time, I actually feel as though I need do something like write her a letter about how she is an awful person, with factual information supporting my point(s), and sign it with my full name, email address, phone number, and home address, in case she has any questions.

    I'm so disgusted by this woman, I wouldn't mind writing open (public) letter to her, signed with my name and enough contact info to contact me but not enough info to attract a stalker following/be be added onto every junk email list in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjw View Post
    In November, Paltrow's mother, Blythe Danner, defended her Oscar-winning daughter against "bored" Internet bullies.


    "I feel she’s just extraordinarily accomplished in every area and people don’t like that, some people don’t like that, people who are bored and sit on their asses all day and just tap away," she told Naughty But Nice Rob. "I mean I don’t read any of it, I just find it so disgusting. There is a coarsening of our culture today that is just so tragic.”


    Source: Gwyneth Paltrow compares online attacks to surviving war: It's a 'bloody, dehumanizing thing'Â* - NY Daily News

    Read more at ONTD: Oh No They Didn't! - Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Internet Trolls, Compares 'Dehumanizing' Experience To War
    Bitter jelus fatties, obviously.
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    People have to stop interviewing her. Like, really. She needs to STFU.
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    Let's dump her in North West Pakistan, Congo, Sudan,...? Other suggestions? And then ask if she preferred this to an online troll.
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    Little Lawd Baby - I just can't with this bitch. no mo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsDark View Post
    So surviving being trolled is like surviving a war?

    Oh for fucks sake.....

    Goopy you goddamned loopy cunt.
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    If anyone is a troll, it's her. She says these things to get a reaction. Troll.
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    The war comparison is so unbelievably stupid!
    She is trying to explain trolls to people who, like her, have access to the internet, but have no idea how being in a war zone is.
    It's completely stupid, useless and extremely disrespectful of those people who actually know what it feels like to be a victim of a war.

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    "Yesterday, December seventh, 2013, a date which will live in infamy, because it was at the height of holiday shopping, the radiant, organic personage of I Gwyneth Paltrow was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the anonymous forces of total web a-holes! We will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us Goop."

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