Gwyneth Paltrow Claims She's The Reason For Yoga's Popularity

Gwyneth Thanks Herself For The Popularity Of Yoga

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The actress and lifestyle guru landed in it, again

In a move that will shock no one, Gwyneth Paltrow said something this week that offended people. This time, Paltrow decided the world should know that yoga exists in its popular form today because of her and her alone.

Paltrow was interviewed in the new issue of Wall Street Journal Magazine and between talking about her ridiculously obnoxious lifestyle site, Goop, and how she’s grown into a brand and influencer, she tackled the subject of yoga. “I remember when I started doing yoga and people were like, ‘What is yoga? She’s a witch. She’s a freak,’” she said. OK, fine, that makes sense. Just leave it there. Leave it there.

Narrator: “But she did not leave it there.”

“Forgive me if this comes out wrong,” Paltrow continued, “but I went to do a yoga class in L.A. recently and the 22-year-old girl behind the counter was like, ‘Have you ever done yoga before?’ And literally I turned to my friend, and I was like, ‘You have this job because I’ve done yoga before.’”


For someone who should be extremely grounded from all the yoga she participates in, her comments suggest otherwise. Once the piece went public, people had a lot of feelings about her claims to be the reason for yoga’s popularity. And they didn’t hold back: