Aside from being highly overrated and marrying the guy from Coldplay, her website Goop.com has become a sort of Bizzaro utopia for crunchy acolytes who make PETA members look like a bunch of dudes hanging out in a monastery. Jezebel famously accused the website of being “rich and oblivious,” so one can imagine what kind of megalomaniacal, off-the-menu things she promotes.
It took her three years, but Gwyneth finally decided that celebrity chef and Crocs brand ambassador Mario Batali’s Food Bank Challenge, which requires participants to limit their spending to $1.48 per meal, was worth her time.
It’s a valiant way to get people to understand what eating on a poverty budget is all about…but does Gwyneth really get it?
This is what $29 gets you at the grocery store—what families on SNAP (i.e. food stamps) have to live on for a week. pic.twitter.com/OZMPA3nxij
— Gwyneth Paltrow (@GwynethPaltrow) April 9, 2015
What kind of SNAP mom is going to eat gluten-free tofu and other items guaranteed to cause violent reactions in toddlers? Apple’s mom was proud of this trek to the grocery store, which only cost her $29.
Twitter, however, was thoroughly unimpressed by this princess of pretentiousness. Here’s a sampling of takes that her army of doltish publicists won’t even think of letting her read:
its so cool how celebs (gwyneth paltrow) can challenge themselves to live off a food stamp budget like its a game or something
— julianne knight (@jul_knight) April 12, 2015
Gwyneth Paltrow is trying to act all noble doing the food stamp challenge. When most women on food stamps are also trying to feed a family
— Disney Princess (@Sassierprincess) April 12, 2015
.@GwynethPaltrow Maybe instead of grandstanding about $29… you could help normal people and donate some of your millions to a food bank?
— GayPatriot (@GayPatriot) April 11, 2015
“Gwyneth Paltrow Will Live on Food Stamp Budget for a Week” revolutionary! if only people who are living off food stamps could do the same,
— valentine (@iesrec) April 12, 2015
Trying to be one of the ppl, Gwyneth Paltrow used her $29 food bank allowance to buy limes, cilantro & parsley. Forgot the Patron, I guess.
— Hannah Elisabeth (@mybigblondelife) April 12, 2015
— Zachary Fagenson (@ZachIsWeird) April 10, 2015
Vast difference living on food stamps for 1 week knowing you’ve a safetynet of millions, and that being your life every day @GwynethPaltrow
— THE SPIRITUAL SLOB (@spiritualslob) April 12, 2015
So that went well, didn’t it?!