It would seem that Gwyneth Paltrow has lost any love or respect she had for her own countrymen. When asked who she would pick to have a dinner date with, she didn’t name a single American. Now that’s okay, most would say. What isn’t okay is what she said after.
During her interview with Diario de Noticias, a daily Portuguese Newspaper, the Los Angeles born actress said, “I like living here because I don’t fit into the bad side of American psychology. The British are much more intelligent and civilized than the Americans”. She went on to say, “I love the English lifestyle, it’s not as capitalistic as America. People don’t talk about work and money; they talk about interesting things at dinner”.
Whatever inspired the actress to call her countrymen inferior is spreading a lot of anger in the United States. Less intelligent they may be in her eyes, they are smart enough to know that she insulted them and they don’t like it. Since her biggest fan base is from these “less civilized” people, her popularity has dropped a great deal. Calls from all over the country were coming in thick and fast to various radio stations saying that the US is far better off without her.
It could be that Paltrow’s words were taken out of context but it sure has agitated a lot of her countrymen. Whatever their shortcomings, many Americans feel that these comments were most uncivilized.
Paltrow lives in London with her husband, Coldplay singer Chris Martin, and her two kids.
[tags] Hollywood,Gwyneth Palltrow,Americans,manners [/tags]
Originally posted on December 4, 2006 @ 1:55 pm