Gwyneth, what were you thinking? To say that online trashing of celebrities was comparable to war was just plain wrong. I fully support Green Beret Bryan Sikes’ harsh response to your claims, because you need a reality check and should apologize to soldiers everywhere!
Gwyneth Paltrow — I get it. Sometimes being a celebrity is hard. I see the mean things people can say online about celebrities, but in no way is it the same as war, like Green Beret Bryan Sikes said. Men and women in the military sacrifice their lives fighting for OUR lives, and to think you’re on the same level is just not right.
Gwyneth Paltrow: You Need A Reality Check Over Hollywood ‘War’ Comment
There is just no way being a celebrity and war are ever remotely the same. Online trashing of celebrities is NOT “this bloody, dehumanizing thing” you said it was at the Re/Code’s Code Conference in Silicon Valley on May 27.
Like Bryan said in his open letter in Clash Daily, you have huge mansions to live in and assistants to help you out, while most Americans have a much harder lifestyle. Plus, the lives of soldiers and their families left at home are even harder.
There is a big, huge, gigantic difference between being a celebrity and war. Are you fighting for your country and your life when you’re jet-setting across the world promoting a huge film or when you get all glammed up for award ceremonies? No, you’re not. People may not like your film or your style and may criticize you, but that just comes with the territory of being a celebrity. Men and women in the military like Bryan fought and continue to fight for their lives day in and day out for our right to live in a free world.
Gwyneth, you need a reality check. It’s like Bryan said in his letter: “You all have actually convinced yourselves that you in some way face difficulty on a regular basis. Let me be the first to burst your bubble: a long line at Starbucks, your driver being 3 minutes late, a scuff mark on your $1200 shoes and a mean tweet do not constitute difficulty in the eyes of a soldier.”
Bravo, Bryan. I could not have said it better myself. Except, I don’t deserve to say it, because I can in no way compare my life to yours. I am forever grateful for the time and sacrifices of men and women in the military. These soldiers continue to make our country safe and democratic and free. Gwyneth, you should apologize to soldiers everywhere for your comments and really think about what it means to be a celebrity versus a soldier.
HollywoodLifers, do you agree with me? Is Gwyneth in the wrong? How do you feel about Bryan’s open letter to Gwyneth? Let me know!
— Avery Thompson