This morning we were surprised to read reports that Gwyneth Paltrow had many words to describe the 2013 Met Ball last week, and hardly any of them were positive. The ball blitz began with an interview with USA Today in which the paper claims she said the following:
“I’m never going again. It was so un-fun. It was boiling. It was too crowded. I did not enjoy it at all.”
Then, to make matters worse, US Weekly reported this morning that during a radio interview Gwyneth couldn’t stop bashing the ball. She started by saying that “It sucked. It seems like it’s the best thing in the world, you always think, ‘Oh my god, it’s gonna be so glamorous and amazing and you’re going to see all these people’ and then you get there and it’s so hot and it’s so crowded and everyone’s pushing you.”
The bashing continued as she talked about the theme of the night and her choice of outfit: “I think we’re all a bit old to dress up punk. I just went as kind of normal.”
And if she thought she had a friend in Kanye West, things might go a bit cold there as she shared the following: ““Kanye West was playing and he was all furious and he threw his microphone down and it was all drama. I don’t know why.”
Now, I’d like to say that this sounds totally out of character for Ms. Paltrow. My gut was telling me this was a fictional story because who in their right mind would take to insulting the biggest fashion event of the year? Then I came across audio (hear below) of the radio interview and listened through the whole thing.
Now, Gwyneth Paltrow does start out by admitting she’s drunk and we all know how alcohol can lead you to say things you don’t really mean. So perhaps the smart thing to do would have been to reschedule the interview. Well, that’s what a responsible journalist would have done anyway. But not these guys. They see a good thing when they have it. Then we find out that said “journalists” somehow bid for the chance to interview Paltrow. Sort of unclear on that whole play.
Moving along, the radio host actually prompts her in talking about the MET gala by saying “it looked a little bit boring.” To which Gwyneth responds with her “Do you want me to be honest? It sucked” line.
So it appears this isn’t the press making up any stories… Paltrow really did decide to go out on a limb and tell the truth about the MET ball. So the question is, do we respect her more or less for telling it like it is? She’s certainly the only one we’ve heard so far that has anything less than glowing to say about the big night. You certainly do have to give the lady props for not giving a damn about the consequences. How would Anna Wintour react to such large statements about her beloved affair?
You can listen for yourself here and we’ll let you make your decisions-