Bonnie Says: Shut Up Gwyneth Paltrow! You're Complaining That You're Stressed When You Made $33 Million Last Year!

Thu, June 30, 2011 6:24pm EDT by 23 Comments

Gwyneth Paltrow, you HAVE to stop complaining. You have no idea of how privileged you are. You just wrote in your new GOOP newsletter on June 30th that you’re not good at handling stress and you devoted the column to all the ways that you need to try to cope with the stress in your life.

STRESS– what kind of real stress do you have in your blessed life? You’re super rich, you’re beautiful, you have the kind of glamorous life that 99.9999% of the world can only fantasize about. You have a talented, rich, famous husband and two beautiful HEALTHY children.

What’s more — you have OPPORTUNITY. Opportunity to choose which TV shows, movies, and singing engagements to take and be highly paid for. You are in an incredibly unique position, especially today — you CAN make your own dreams happen. You can have the American dream. Most Americans can’t.

Gwyneth, consider this: 9.1 % of Americans are out of work, 13.9 million are unemployed and in 2010 2.9 million received foreclosure notices on their houses — a record. Millions and millions more people are underemployed, earning less than they used to and are barely holding on to the homes they worked hard for. Millions of people go without health insurance everyday because they can’t afford it and therefore don’t get the healthcare they need for themselves and their families.

Now talk about stress — THOSE people are STRESSED!  They have a right to be stressed!

And they certainly would be happy to trade places with you Gwyneth. In fact, I bet they would gladly walk in your high heeled Louboutins and guest star in 3 episodes of Glee, star in  in the films Ironman and Country Strong, appear on the cover of Bon Appetit, sing at the Oscars and the Grammy’s with Cee-Lo Green, cook on their own reality show, On the Road Again, with world renowned celebrity chef Mario Batali and deal with having pictures taken by the paparazzi.

In other words, they’d be happy to take on your stresses if you’d take on theirs — get them jobs and pay their mortgages.

Now Gwyneth, you’ve had this “stress” issue from time to time. Apparently, you once went on a silent retreat to help cope with your tough life. “Some days I feel like everyone in my world has plugged themselves into my kidneys,” you sighed to Harper’s Bazaar magazine in the May, 2010 issue.

You also kvetched to Harper’s Bazaar that you hate having your photo taken by paparazzi: ” You just followed me… and you’re going to make money off it? You want me to look at you and smile? Are you out of your mind?”

Well Gwyneth, no matter how tired you think you are you definitely have a nanny or nannies for your two children, you have people to clean your house and do your laundry, you have a cook, you fly first class or private — you can not be as tired as even the average working mom, who struggles without ALL that help! How about NO HELP!

And those working moms don’t have two hours a day to work out with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, like you do. Most of them work five days a week, something which you won’t do, you told V Magazine in the summer 2008 issue.

Gwyneth, there are downsides to every job. Some jobs come with subsistence pay checks or verbally abusive bosses or no opportunity to be creative or to be promoted. Your career, which has made you a multi-millionairess, depends on people caring to see you on TV and in films. And if people care, they want to see your photo — that’s a good thing! Surely, you can cope with the stress of an occasional paparazzi encounter. If no one wanted your picture, you might HAVE to worry.

In any case Gwyneth, it’s time to stop sharing you major stress burden with us. I’d suggest you take my advice if you don’t want to be labeled World’s Most Annoying Celebrity. Save your stress complaints for Rihanna and Jay Z who will certainly lend more sympathetic ears than your GOOP readers.

I hear you’ll be escaping your stressful life by holidaying with them in the south of France this summer — YOU POOR THING!

— Bonnie Fuller

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dond

Posted at 8:51 AM on May 6, 2012  

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Wow

Posted at 1:47 PM on December 14, 2011  

She’s human and she work hard so it’s normal that she have stress, where is the probleme

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Julie

Posted at 1:44 AM on July 12, 2011  

You tell her to shut up!!!!!
Ms.bonnie SHUT UP
somebody is jealous,,.!!

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Barbara

Posted at 4:52 PM on July 4, 2011  

Thank you, Bonnie, for putting into words what I have been feeling for years – which is hugely annoyed about Gwyneth’s constant whining about how hard her life is. I remember reading her complaint about a super-busy, super-stressful day she had – which consisted of 1) driving her kids to school, 2) working out with her trainer, 3) choosing clothes to take on an overseas trip and 4) meeting friends for dinner.
Really. She considers doing all that in one day SUPER difficult.
Listen, Gwynnie, if your career stresses you out so much – why not just walk away from it? Unlike, say, a single mom who HAS to work just to feed her kids and put a roof over their head, you are a multimillionaire and could continue to live a life of luxury without ever working again.
If being a celebrity is so difficult – I’m sure you could think of ways to sink into obscurity.

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Astrian

Posted at 12:02 AM on July 4, 2011  

Are rich people don’t have a right to be stressed??? You are a shallow, shallow person, Bonnie. I guess you’re just one of those people who always dream to be rich because you think money will make all your problems go away.

EVERY person has a right to be stressed. Besides, Gwyneth has a right to write whatever she wants to in HER website. If you don’t like her, then don’t read it. It’s as simple as that.

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anna

Posted at 10:14 PM on July 2, 2011  

when selena gomez said she was stressed kristen benson and bonnie were all “poor selena”, but when is a star they don’t like they go bashing the person, let’s talk about biased jornalism.

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alex

Posted at 5:58 PM on July 4, 2011  

exactly! ya bonnie you know how she earned 33 million? by working hard! just because she’s a celebrity ur bashing her? she has two children and a budding music career with accomplised career as an actress so shut up! so wat she can’t be stressed because she’s employed!? ok well how do u no she has nannies and housekeepers huh? u try being a celebrity and getting followed everywhere you go. ya so stopbashing her when ur saying poor selena when she’s not a mother and doesn’t have half the responsibilities gwyneth has!

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moralitypolice

Posted at 10:57 PM on June 30, 2011  

Totally agree, Bonnie!

The problem with Gwyneth is that she was born into a rich family – unlike Selena. So Gwyneth really has no idea how to appreciate things like the rest of us do.

She had servants, bought what she wanted, had access to the best medical care, etc.

I’m not saying she doesn’t “feel” stressed. But she needs to put things in perspective and realize how damn lucky she is.

And she is damn lucky. If her parents weren’t already famous Hollywood types, who knows if she would have been able to nudge her way into the biz.

But hey – everything is relative. Most people born in North America are pretty damn lucky. Even the poor ones. Compared to places like China, India, etc….we’ve already won the lottery.

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Kate

Posted at 10:12 PM on June 30, 2011  

Well, stress is relative and I’m not one to throw stones at someone elses life and say they’re NOT stressed. But when you’re in so much better shape in almost every way than most Americans – and the world, for that matter – and you’ve got money to purchase a myriad of ways to relieve your stress, maybe Gwyneth should focus on her blessings and be grateful she’s working and quit “poor me’ing” her way through interviews. Just a suggestion.

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Michelle

Posted at 10:01 PM on June 30, 2011  

AMEN, Bonnie! Thanks for writing what I’ve been feeling for years.

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Ronny

Posted at 9:49 PM on June 30, 2011  

LMAO Thats good & Funny!

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Kelli

Posted at 9:20 PM on June 30, 2011  

‘Mo money, mo problems.’ Enough said…

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m

Posted at 8:23 PM on June 30, 2011  

who f-ing cares if she made 33 million
maybe she’s stressed over non-finantial related stuff
you know, money isnt everything

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Molly

Posted at 7:54 PM on June 30, 2011  

Honestly, Bonnie, Paltrow is so deep inside her own bubble that she seriously does not get the lives of ordinary people who don’t have health insurance, have lost their jobs, are disabled, or don’t have the money to go to a therapist or pay for their medication.

Maybe she should stop being such a narcissist and change by helping others for once, like Angelina Jolie does.

Jolie went through a ton of emotional craziness, depression, and turmoil until she STOPPED focusing on herself and started focusing on how she could help other people across the world.

Gwyneth needs to stop acting like a Hollywood princess and gain some damn perspective. She’s about as deep as a puddle after a half an inch worth’s rain. She needs to grow up.

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Holly

Posted at 7:39 PM on June 30, 2011  

Are you serious? Why are you freaking out over that comment? Making money, and bringing in money like that is work. Finding the time to balance a crazy career and family is bound to spread you thin. At least she’s being honest. You guys will turn things all around to get a story.

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Lola527

Posted at 6:59 PM on June 30, 2011  

If this was Selena Gomez you would be all. “Oh poor baby, you need your rest. The poor girl.”…I’m sorry but it’s true.
Getting back to the article though, I must admit it is kind of annoying to hear things like this, but with everything she’s involved with, she probably is really stressed. She’s doing a lot more than me, so I can’t judge her for complaining.

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jj

Posted at 6:58 PM on June 30, 2011  

WTF, you just completely coddled Selena when she said she was stressed out. But you are bashing Gwyneth for doing the same. Just goes to show how far up Selena’s butt you are.

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Nicole

Posted at 6:53 PM on June 30, 2011  

wow YOU sound stressed. calm the F down, you sound ridiculous.

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dumas1000

Posted at 6:49 PM on June 30, 2011  

Everyone who doesn’t have a lot of money thinks that more money will somehow make them happy. Until they get it and then they realize that if they are unhappy, money is not the reason for your unhappiness. An unhappy person is going to be unhappy, whether they are rich or poor.

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Kirstin Benson

Posted at 6:48 PM on June 30, 2011  

Bonnie, thank you for addressing this. Gwyneth consistently acts like she’s just like every other stressed out housewife in America, when that couldn’t be further from the truth! I’m so over her.

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annoying

Posted at 7:07 PM on June 30, 2011  

People deal with stress differently. And some people are stronger than others emotionally. Just because someone is more privileged than others, doesn’t mean that there problems should be in invalidated.

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Alli

Posted at 11:02 PM on June 30, 2011  

wow kristin, i don’t know who’s butt you’re farther up: bonnie’s or selena’s. selena was stressed out recently too and suffered from poor diet choices and you were SO sympathetic and understanding. when gwenyth (who is also stressed and diets a lot to the point where she has health issues because of it (which is probably VERY stressful) complains, however, you’re “so over her” and call her spoiled and removed from reality for it. are rich people not allowed to be stressed? she’s had a busy year with her music, glee character, and tv appearances. she runs her own website. also, she’s a parent! that’s pretty stressful too. so get off your annoyingly high judgmental horse and get over yourself. if you don’t like what gwenyth is saying, then get over it. ignore it. but leave her alone unless you’re willing to bash EVERY celebrity who complains about stress.

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Crazy Joyce

Posted at 6:40 PM on June 30, 2011  

Whenever I hear people with more money than most of us will ever earn, win or inherit, who are complaining about their lives, I wonder how quickly they would change their tune if they were forced to live the life of someone struggling to feed their family, protect their children or survive in a war torn area of the world. Hmmm?

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