People Aren’t Thrilled About Mayor Pete Cozying Up to ‘Fake Science’ Queen Gwyneth Paltrow

Over the weekend, openly gay Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg made some West-Coast stops on his campaign trail, including a fundraiser at the home of Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband Brad Falchuk. The event attracted some 100 guests, with tickets starting at $250 a head. Bradley Whitford and other A-listers showed up.

This seems all well and good on paper—however, some Dems aren’t pleased to see Mayor Pete cozying up to Paltrow, whose lifestyle brand Goop is often the butt of substantial criticism for promoting “pseudo-science.”

The Queen of Fake Science has caused heads to turn and eyes to roll for years, with an online lifestyle magazine that promotes things like vagina steaming to $125,000 gold dumbbells.

Paltrow is a businesswoman first and foremost (though TBH we must concede that she’s a pretty good actress as well), and she seems to be immune to the eyerolls.

In an interview with The New York Times last year, Paltrow claimed she could “monetize those eyes.”

How do you feel about all this? Is the Pete—Paltrow union a good thing? Or does it just make you want to roll your eyes? Let us know in the comments.

h/t: The Daily Beast

2 thoughts on “People Aren’t Thrilled About Mayor Pete Cozying Up to ‘Fake Science’ Queen Gwyneth Paltrow”

  1. I agree totally with Randy. Mayor Pete is one of my four choices so far in the massive field of 21 candidates I have chosen to support financially too. I am very much looking forward to the debates, and these early campaign events are really not worth the feverish coverage media is affording them. I don’t care who they may choose to have a glass of champagne and a few hors d oeuvres with, I want to hear their positions and ideas for repairing the damage America has endured these past 2+ years.


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