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‘People Are Ready To Pull You Down’: Gwyneth Paltrow Accused By Fans of Being an Elitist for Saying Celeb Kids ‘Work Twice as Hard’ as Regular Average Joe Kids

Known notably for her roles in Emma, Iron Man, and Shakespeare in Love, Gwyneth Paltrow has been accused of elitism by fans online. The actress is facing criticism for her claims surrounding celebrity kids, who, according to her, “work twice as hard,” in comparison to regular children of the world. This comment of hers has attracted quite the attention online, some even calling Paltrow, “out of touch.”

Emma (1996)
The actress in Emma (1996), alongside Jeremy Northam

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Gwyneth Paltrow Talks About How “Tough” Celebrity Kids Have It

In a recent vlog posted by Hailey Bieber, titled “Who’s In My Bathroom,” Paltrow was seen to have made an appearance. While their conversations spanned various topics, what the internet seems to have latched on to is the segment where the Iron Man actress spoke about and recounted her experiences while growing up as a “star kid” to extremely popular and well-known parents.

gwyneth paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow

Born into the family of Blythe Danner and the late Bruce Paltrow — two notable industry figures, the actress has known what it is like to be in the limelight from a very young age. In the vlog, the actress further elaborated on how she feels that celebrity kids are rewarded with a kind of “access” that other people or kids are ordinarily devoid of. The Goop owner, however, made the following statement which has the internet blasting her for it:

“However, I really do feel that once your foot is in the door, which you unfairly got in, then you almost have to work twice as hard and be twice as good.”

While the netizens may have a strong stance on the matter, a question nags the mind — how “unfair” is privilege? After all, it is not a daily occurrence that someone is given major roles in movies by Steven Spielberg himself.

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Twitter Has Opinions About The Actress’ Claims

The actress is under blast
The actress is under fire

While the actress did explain herself and stated that the competition is cut-throat for celebrity kids, and how they live under their parents’ shadow for an initial amount of time, the internet was not kind to such claims. While some were lighthearted comments, others… not so much.

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Paltrow, to offer Hailey Bieber some reassurance, who also happens to be a byproduct of nepotism, emphasized the label of being “privileged” should not stop them from working towards their goals. Funnily enough, the actress failed to understand the irony behind her tone-deaf comment. How privilege can be “limiting” is quite a matter of sardonic paradox indeed.

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While this is definitely not the first time Paltrow has commented on something that the internet has lashed out on, fans on Twitter certainly hope for it to be the last.

Source: Newsweek