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Gwyneth Paltrow

Getting Trashed on the Internet ...

Is Just Like War

5/29/2014 9:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Gwyneth Paltrow is comparing meaningless Internet insults to the ravages of war -- real war -- claiming she's been dehumanized by widespread Internet trash-talking ... the same way a real-life soldier is dehumanized by blood, guts, bullets, night terrors, watching his friends die, and PTSD.

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.”

It's basically like that empty statement Tom Cruise made comparing acting to war ... minus all the physical exertion.

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."

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."

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31.

Dallasgal    

Just another over-rated tree hugging idiot actor (below average at best) who doesn't think before speaking. With that said, I've always liked her mother.

64 days ago
32.

Pats Baby!    

In her defense...we claim that getting trashed via internet/social media is disaterous to kids and is legitimately considerd bullying. Why is it different in this situation? The fact that she's an adult or the fact that she's a celebrity and god forbid a person with a bank account like that be able to feel the same feelings a "normal" person would? The public needs to make up their mind, harrassment via the internet is either something to be taken seriously or not, we can't pick an choose who can be emotionally hurt by the same actions. As for comparing it to "war"...if this was a kid in HS, everybody would agree with the termanology and be calling for some 16 year olds head.

64 days ago
33.

Areukiddingme?    

She needs to think before she speaks or just not speak. She's not doing herself any favors. The more she talks, the worse she looks.

64 days ago
34.

PG    

Didn't K Krap say something similar?

64 days ago
35.

alex    

Gwyneth Paltrow STOP TALKING

64 days ago
36.

Observer999    

Oh you idiots who are so mad over this. I don't like the woman much but it was a metaphor (look it up). She wasn't in any way comparing the two thing. Gawd, people are sooooo stupid and so easily programmed to get angry. Most must be ex-military, so they can't really think for themselves anyway.

64 days ago
37.

Willis    

What a stupid B-I-T-C-H try waking up at 5am every morning and working 10 or 12 hours a day 7 days a week. What a ignorant C-U-N-T shut the phuck up.

64 days ago
38.

August Baby 77    

That's just as bad as Kanye saying his life is just as much in danger as our soldiers when he gets on stage

64 days ago
39.

Dave     

OH BOO FRIGGIN HOOOOO, IM SO WEALTHY IT HURTS MY WITTLE FEELINGS - s t u p I d. B I t c h !

64 days ago
40.

val    

Given the real horrors of war and physical, emotional, and psychological issues veterans often deal with perhaps Ms Paltrow should keep her self indulgent whining to herself. She owes a serious and humble apology to all those families who have lost military men and women to war. Her comments are tactless, selfish, and insulting.

64 days ago
41.

SuchAShame    

She's such an A**hole! She always acts like she is better than everyone. Please Paltrow, do us a favor : go hide somewhere and don't ever come back.

64 days ago
42.

PG    

She needs to stand in a corner, stick her head up her azz, stay there for 3 weeks, and reflect on what a vile human being she has become.

64 days ago
43.

SuchAShame    

and by saying this she actually expects not to be trashed even more?

64 days ago
44.

John    

What a complete moron and worthless human being. She lives in fantasy land. Hollywood, the biggest hell hole in the world.

64 days ago
45.

MrsMisfit    

Ms. Paltrow please feel free to crawl into a foxhole with bullets flying over your head or watch one of your buddies get blown up by a roadside bomb and then come back and tell me how internet bullying is the same as WAR!

64 days ago
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