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Gwyneth Paltrow

Triggers Racial Controversy

after Using N-Word

6/4/2012 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0604_gwenith_paltrow_on_stage_twitterGwyneth Paltrow ignited a firestorm of criticism after blasting the N-word to her one million Twitter followers this weekend ... while describing a Jay-Z and Kanye West concert in Paris.

Paltrow was rockin out Friday at the "Watch the Throne Tour" ... when she decided to send a twitter pic of herself on stage (above) with the rappers and the caption "Ni**as in paris for real." If you've been under a rock -- or if you're Kris Jenner --  that's the title of a Jay and Kanye song.

The tweet triggered a tidal wave of negative internet buzz ... with fans questioning whether Gwyneth was using the term in a derogatory way. GP later responded unapologetically, "Hold up. It's the title of the song!"

That said, Jay and Kanye did go on to perform their hit song "Ni**as in Paris" a whopping 11 times that night.

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james tmz follower    

yeah, it is boring and stupid. however, i will go to say i kind of like GP after seeing her in the ironman / avengers movies. i never really liked her i always thought there are other hot women black, white ,hispainc, asian out there.

681 days ago
182.

Anonymous    

gosh... this is boring considering it's a song... Why would anyone be mad about it if it's the TITLE OF A SONG?! Ugh. People don't think, and they judge before getting their facts straight.

681 days ago
183.

ARNYL    

THE WORD ****** WAS USED TO DEGRADE OUR CULTURE, BY IGNORANT PEOPLE IN THE FIRST PLACE. ***** IS LIKE A CULTURAL WORD BETWEEN BLACK PEOPLE. THE REASON I SAY BLACK IS BECAUSE I AM AN AMERICAN, THOUGH MY ANCESTORS MAY BE FROM AFRICA, I DON'T LIKE THE WORD AFRICAN AMERICAN. I'VE NEVER BEEN TO AFRICA BUT THE ONE'S I HAVE MET HERE IN AMERICA ESPECIALLY THE MEN THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN BLACK AMERICANS. THE WORD IS JESUS GOD MADE US ALL IN HIS OWN IMAGE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH COLOR AND HE DON'T MAKE MISTAKES. GOD BLESS US ALL BECAUSE WE DESPERATELY NEED IT.

680 days ago
184.

whatsup    

All I see here is white people complaining that they can't use the word they invented. Like Paul Mooney say "you have the protection of the complextion...what more do you want..the girl is a natural moron.She not worth the press

677 days ago
185.

whatsup    

"Get the chip chocolate chip off your shouldas" did you think of that racist comment all by yourself?..Priceless at least you are educated. And All of a sudden she has black in her roots..please...Tell the truth..you want to say the word and the blacks are not having it..

673 days ago
186.

Lorraine    

SO tell me Ms. Paltrow - did you criticize Ms. Deen for saying the very same word? I bet you did. You piece of (ha ha its the songs name) work. Double standard hypocrite one percenter - Gwyneth Paltrow.

214 days ago
187.

feddupp    

******, ******, ******.....get the **** over it.
This **** is getting old.

82 days ago
188.

feddupp    

******, ******, ******.....get the **** over it.
This **** is getting old.


Guess we can start being "White Americans"!

82 days ago
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