Gwyenth Paltrow: 'People Are So Mean to Me'
"Any time you do anything with any degree of sincerity, people make fun of you," she says, defending her lifestyle Web site, Goop.com.
Gwyneth Paltrow is tired of being picked on.
In the March issue of Harper's Bazaar UK, she talks about the criticism she's faced since launching her lifestyle Web site, Goop.com (The New York Times famously questioned its relevance two years ago for its contradictory cardio-workout and pizza-recipe content).
"Any time you do anything with any degree of sincerity, people make fun of you," she says in the magazine. "That's totally fine. I don't care. I don't read any of it. My thing with Goop has always been, if you don't like it, then don't log onto it. There were a couple of times when I thought, 'I'm just gonna stop doing it. People are so mean to me. I don't want to do it.' But then I was like, 'Who cares what some lame person out there says?' I was in Italy once, and this old man came up to me and said, 'I had the best time in Nashville because of Goop.' And that is so worth it to me."
Paltrow says she faces less scrutiny in England, where she lives with her husband, Coldplay rocker Chris Martin, and two children, Apple, 6, and Moses, 4.
"In England, people are cool," she says. "They're really laid back and calm. Beyonce did the school run with me once, and everyone was fine. They also have really good anti-paparazzi rules. If you're driving in a car and they make you feel freaked out, that's against the law. They can't put you in a magazine unless they pixelate the kids' faces. I miss America, but I love living in the UK."