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Gwyneth Paltrow Pretty Much Just Claimed She Made Yoga Popular In The U.S. In New Interview 🙄

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Gwyneth Paltrow is at it again, guys.

We're pretty used to her saying strange things and generally Goop-ing all over the place.


Her dancing along the razor's edge of "health" advice for years has been bad enough, especially when you consider some of her advice has actually been pretty harmful, but most of us just chock it up to Gwyneth being Gwyneth. This latest development is a bit much though, even for her—and that's saying a lot.

Gwyneth has been doing media tours promoting Goop, her health and lifestyle brand, lately. In one of those interviews the subject of yoga came up.

The practice has been popular for literally thousands of years. It saw a huge surge in popularity in the Western world with the hippie generation.

Marilyn Monroe was a devoted yoga practitioner who talked about it through the late 50's and early 60's. The Beatles did yoga.

Bikram Choudhury brought his particular brand of Yoga to the states in the 70's. According to Gwyneth Paltrow, though, we all have HER to thank for yoga.

She told the Wall Street Journal a story about a time a receptionist at a yoga studio asked Gwyneth if she had done yoga before. She could have just responded that yes, she had experience, but that wouldn't be very Gwyneth-y.

Instead, she decided to "educate" the poor woman at the studio. Gwyneth looked the poor woman in the face and told her that she owed her very job to the fact that Gwyneth Paltrow has done yoga.

Yeah, the fact that it happened is weird enough but why brag to the Wall Street Journal that you just tried to take credit for yoga?

Um...

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Here's Paltrow's quote:

"I remember when I started doing yoga and people were like, 'What is yoga? She's a witch. She's a freak.' Forgive me if this comes out wrong. 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.'"


So yeah, that's a little awkward.

We aren't the only ones who think so. The quote hit stands and Twitter let out this collective groan of frustration the likes of which we haven't seen since the last time Gwyneth said some Gwyneth-esque stuff.













So... yeah.

We don't really know what to do with that one. The interview was full of Gwynethisms, but that one really seems to be rubbing people the wrong way.

We will keep you updated if she decided to expand on exactly HOW the yoga studio woman owes her job to Paltrow, or exactly how she influenced the world into doing yoga. It may be for the best if she just lets it go, though.

H/T: Twitter