Gwyneth Paltrow claimed she made yoga popular

Oct 25, 2017
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Yoga has been around for thousands of years—but according to Gwyneth Paltrow, it wasn't until she began touting its mental and physical benefits that Western culture adopted the practice. "I remember when I started doing yoga and people were like, 'What is yoga? She's a witch. She's a freak,''" the actress recalls in WSJ. Magazine's December/January issue. "Forgive me if this comes out wrong," Paltrow continues, "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.'"
 
Oct 25, 2017
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She's definitely right.

I love that Gwenneth Paltrow lacks so much self-awareness that, a) she'd actually say that to an employee asking a boiler plate question that she probably has to ask all customers and b) that she'd then REPEAT this story to the press because she's so proud of it.

Further, if you introduced yoga to the West and you're rich as fuck, why are you going to a Yoga studio that has a person at a counter asking customers whether this is their first time? You'd have to think that maybe you'd have a higher standard of yoga than a studio often attended by first-timers.
 
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Get wrecked India. No one cared about you before Gwen came along!

In other news. I noticed that smartphones were just not that popular until shortly after I got one. I am going to pull a Gwen and take credit for that. Move over Steve Jobs!
 
Oct 31, 2017
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"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.'"
You should really pull that egg out of your vagina Gwyneth.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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i don't believe she actually believes that, i think she was just trying to flex on someone asking her a dumb question

like she could have said "bitch i invented yoga" to make the same point
 
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She is the Steven Seagal of uppity white women

I wonder how long until she is hand-dancing in front of the Harekrishnas doing yoga in the town square
 
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Is it wrong if I pretend that Pepper Potts is the real person, and Gwen is just the character she plays between movies?
Gwen is not even the craziest person in the Iron Man movies. Try to read through this mathematical proof by Terrence Howard that 1x1=2 and how the Annunaki, the Sky People work into it.
 
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I'll extend an olive branch and say she was suggesting she popularized yoga in LA, specifically, and might be an owner/partial owner of the studio she's referencing.

Having said that, if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck...