Insufferable Lib Actress Gwyneth Paltrow Claims It’s Sexist To Compare Her To Other Female Celebrities
Coincidence she’s a HUGE fan of Barack Obama? Yeah, no.
“People are grasping at straws to tie us together,” Paltrow says of fellow stars-turned-entrepreneurs Blake Lively and Jessica Alba.
Gwyneth Paltrow is tired of being compared to other stars.
The actress and Goop entrepreneur spoke to TIME for a story in the issue on stands June 5 about celebrities who have branched into lifestyle brands; she came down strongly against what she sees as the media’s tendency to lump ambitious women together. When asked if she’d looked at sites like those founded by Blake Lively, Reese Witherspoon, and Jessica Alba—all of which, like Paltrow’s own Goop, offer insight into their founders’ tastes and personalities—Paltrow cited two male stars who have both invested in spirits, saying: “I wonder if George Clooney would be asked about Puff Daddy’s ancillary liquor line.”
This is hardly the first time Paltrow’s stood up for Goop, a site that’s been controversial since its 2008 launch. But that very controversy may well be good for business: Goop is finishing its first round of funding, and Paltrow’s work as an actress is currently on hiatus as she grows the company. Says Paltrow: “I need to focus on this business. I have a fiscal and moral responsibility to other people.”