Gwyneth Paltrow trolled for saying eating bread, drinking alcohol was lockdown's low point: 'Was it sourdough?'

The actress was also called out for her 'irresponsible' promotional post last year amid the worldwide pandemic


                            Gwyneth Paltrow trolled for saying eating bread, drinking alcohol was lockdown's low point: 'Was it sourdough?'
Gwyneth Paltrow seen while shopping for bread (Getty Images)

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow was lambasted on social media for saying that she went 'off the rails' during quarantine by 'drinking seven nights a week and making pasta and eating bread', which she considered hitting a low. Social media users slammed the 'Contagion' star for such remarks amid an ongoing pandemic where millions have lost their lives. The incident especially flared up when The Guardian columnist Poppy Noor penned a satirical take on Paltrow's remarks, titled - 'Gwyneth Paltrow broke down and ate bread during quarantine. What was your lowest point?'

While speaking to Mirror about her quarantine lifestyle, Paltrow spoke about a quinoa whiskey sour drink she fixes herself called the 'Buster Paltrow'. "I mean, who drinks multiple drinks seven nights a week? Like that’s not healthy. I love whiskey and I make this fantastic drink called the Buster Paltrow, which I named after my grandfather who loved whiskey sours," the 48-year-old said. Meanwhile, hundreds of Twitter users, including influential personalities severely criticized her for her remarks. 

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Not the first time for Paltrow

This is not the first time Paltrow has been slammed for her tone-deaf actions during a worldwide pandemic. In March 2020, the Goop founder promoted an expensive skirt on her brand's Instagram post. Though she deleted the post following the backlash, it was branded 'irresponsible' and 'tone deaf' amid the pandemic. 

Many also agree that her present remarks about eating bread and drinking only go on to show the stark contrast between the lives of common people and celebrities during the pandemic. 

"What was your lowest point during the pandemic?
Millions of people: Losing a loved one.
Tens of millions of people: Losing my job.
Hundreds of millions of people: Losing all sense of normalcy.
Gwyneth Paltrow: Eating bread," tweeted Pro Football Talk managing editor Michael David Smith. 

"It WAS my dad getting covid but now it’s finding out Gwyneth Paltrow ate bread," wrote writer and actress Broti Gupta. Author Steve Silberman tweeted, "Seeing a tweet about Gwyneth Paltrow hitting a pandemic low point when she had to eat bread alongside a tweet about corpses in India being dumped into the Ganges because crematoria are overwhelmed tells you everything you need to know about why society is in such bad shape."

"The Guardian US: “Gwyneth Paltrow broke down and ate bread during quarantine. What was your lowest point?” Me: “Oh, I had a couple sandwiches, but losing my teaching job and watching friends lose loved ones was worse..." one user tweeted.