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