Gwyneth Paltrow is many things ― Oscar-winner, wellness guru and mom ― but she might have overestimated her influence just a touch when she suggested that she is behind yoga’s popularity.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published Tuesday, the Goop founder said: “I remember when I started doing yoga and people were like, ‘What is yoga? She’s a witch. She’s a freak.’ ’’
And then she seemed to stretch reality further:
“Forgive me if this comes out wrong,” she said, “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.’ ”
It did come out wrong, according to some on the Internet.
@GwynethPaltrow being her typical, narcissistic, delusional self. "You have this job because I've done yoga before." She is legit the worst. 🤮 Gwyneth Paltrow Sees Goop as ‘Trailblazers’ for Women’s Health — Vaginal Steaming and All https://t.co/h9f2WAHlPE
— Courtney Vaudreuil (@LaVaudreuil) December 4, 2018
Me at the post office: ‘You have this job because I’ve done yoga before.’ Me to my shrink: ‘You have this job because I’ve done yoga before.’ Me to the coffee-cart guy: ‘You have this job because I’ve done yoga before.’ Me taking notes at The Cher Show: ‘Y https://t.co/gBuCRgTEW6
— Matthew Schneier (@MatthewSchneier) December 4, 2018
“I’ve been doing yoga since before the Sutras of Patanjali were written but I bet you only heard of it when the Hatha yoga texts emerged around the 11th century” pic.twitter.com/p7xPNesBnx
— Meg (@mllebreakfast) December 5, 2018