by MPD
Categories: Eats, Film/TV.


Gwyneth Paltrow needs to make up her damn mind already! First she says she’s macrobiotic, then she claims to love fish and chips, then she poses with fur, then she apologizes to the animal-rights community for the mistake, then she writes an article stating that “turkey will always be the main event” at her Thanksgiving table, and now she’s claiming to be a vegetarian. WTF?

In Spain… On the Road Again – a 13 part culinary road trip featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, Mario Batali writer Mark Bittman and Spanish actress Claudia Bassols, the food-loving foursome travel Spain and sample a variety of cuisine. Now here’s the sticky part: Digital-TV.Co.UK is reporting that:

“As a vegetarian she said that she did not succumb to the temptation of jamón, a cured ham produced only in Spain and Portugal.”

WAIT! HOLD UP! STOP THE PRESSES! Didn’t Paltrow just write an ENTIRE article which was featured on the Huffington Post stating: “Turkey will always be the main event of Thanksgiving (at least in my house) and a whole turkey is the way to go if you’re feeding at least 12. But if your party is smaller, the stuffed turkey breast turns out to be a great halfway point.” Does Paltrow not consider bird a meat product?

Is anyone else as confused as I am?

  • Brandi

    Well, once, many years ago I was talking to a girl who said “oh yeah, I’m a vegetarian too!” and then proceeded to eat a piece of chicken right in front of me. I was aghast. However, I think Paltrow, or I assumed, she was smart enough to know what qualifies as a vegetarian. So I don’t know what her problem is. She sounds conflicted.

  • Eric

    Maybe she makes the turkey for her guests, and doesn’t actually eat the turkey herself?

    Normally I don’t care if people are confused about their diet, but if she’s going to be a spokesperson for this stuff, she needs to get her act together! (much like Al Gore)

  • michael

    For many years, Paltrow did indeed follow a macrobiotic diet. I think she’s gotten so used to answering that she’s a vegetarian that it’s just her default.

    Also, since the filming of this show was earlier in the year, I wonder if she was a vegetarian then but no longer is now.

  • KNSat

    Apparently she normally sticks to a vegetarian diet but makes exceptions for special occasions. Big deal. She’s never called herself the “spokesperson” for macrobiotic diets.

    There are more important issues in this world to get upset about.

  • Oversneer

    Confused? Nope.

    She’s a hypocrite. So are most of PETA’s so-called celebrity vegetarians.

  • erin

    Hey KNSat,

    Then she’s not a vegetarian. And in my book it IS a big deal. That’s like me saying I’ve been a vegetarian since age 17. I started then but have always been open that I did go back a few times “fall off the wagon, what have you” and haven’t been a veg 100% since then. She is a hypocritical liar either way (what with wearing dead fur – saying they just slipped it on her for those ads) She’s the worst of the worst. I’d rather have dinner with Hurley who, while being a major bitch, at least will say who she really is.


  • Elaine Vigneault

    I’m not confused. She’s a liar or she’s stupid. I don’t think she stupid.

  • Robert

    She never actually said she ate the turkey… She stated that it’s the main event at her Thanksgiving dinner… So everyone else could be eating it, just not her.
    Just saying. Even if I’m wrong. But that is kinda assuming.

  • Aelys

    Sounds to me like she’s a flexitarian and doesn’t know the word, so by default she says she’s vegetarian

  • John

    Paltrow recently said on Oprah that she eats two-legged animals. That doesn’t qualify as vegetarian or a “pretty much vegetarian” as she claimed to PETA.

  • Steph

    She is just a hypocritical douche bag and i hope she chokes on a chicken bone so we don’t have to hear about this crap anymore.

    (Not that i am criticizing the wonderful Ecorazzi for reporting it <333)

    I’m just SICK of it and i really wish some organization would just BLAST her already and put her on the spot not just take it half way like some other organization that is obviously NOT staying on top of this.

  • Wendy Zajac

    What so many of you “I’ve got all the answers” people forget is that thousands of people have defined being a vegetarian as not eating red meat. They still eat fish and poultry. Yes, I know fish and poultry are animals (are fish really animals?) but the definition still stands for many people. I am well aware that it may not be your definition, but all the way back to the 70s, that is how it was stated. Maybe some people are still stuck there. But does that really make them horrible people? I don’t think so. Don’t overlook the good they may do just because of what they eat.

  • J

    Wendy Zajac:

    I’m sorry, but “vegetarian” is defined as a diet free of meat, poultry or fish – people randomly redefining what they want the term to mean does not change its meaning (despite the ability to manipulate it on wikipedia).

    Also, crack a science book why don’t ya, there are only 6 scientific kingdoms, where the hell else do you think fish fall under, fungi?! Animals aren’t limited to mammals.

  • Dan

    I think it’s hypocritical and in poor taste to accept millions of dollars to endorse a company that sells clothing made from animals while at the same time trying to promote an animal/eco-friendly image. I realize no one’s perfect but the endorsement deals really cross the line. Gwyneth’s done stuff like this before (filmed an anti-SUV ad and was later exposed as an SUV driver herself) but seemed to slide under the radar. I’m glad more people are taking notice of her duplicity.

  • FilmFemme

    Well, my question is…who cares what Gwyneth Paltrow is? Why do people even keep listening to her? Not to mention she’s not even in movies anymore. So how about moratorium on Paltrow news? You’re just giving her more publicity that she doesn’t need or deserve.

  • Eleonor

    Sounds like she’s a “Flexitarian”, which means she’s mostly veg, but eats meat occasionally.

  • Liz

    I don’t think she’s a flexitarian. Based on her recent interviews and list of recipes she enjoys, it doesn’t seem like she makes occasional exceptions with respect to meat eating. It sounds she doesn’t eat red meat but chicken, fish and turkey are a regular part of her diet.

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  • katie

    duh, she has said over and over that she eats meat just not pork! get your facts straight

  • John333

    I have provided turkey on thanksgiving every to my guest most of whom are not vegitarian. I simple do not consume the turkey.