Gwyneth Paltrow has compared the trauma of getting negative comments online to the same trauma soldiers pass through in the battlefield.
The actress was quoted as saying shortly before her appearance at a Code tech conference this week:
You come across [comments] about yourself and about your friends, and it’s a very dehumanizing thing. It’s almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanizing thing, and then something is defined out of it.
Paltrow has since been blasted by war veterans for her ignorance of how it looks like in an actual battlefield.
‘Gweneth Paltrow is a joke. Her life is like taking bullets for a soldier. What a joke! My 2 sons serving in the military should talk to her,’ tweeted Cindy McCain, wife of US Senator and Vietnam war veteran John McCain. ‘Perhaps Gweneth Paltrow should go out on patrol with some soldiers. Kind of like a Red Carpet in her mind I guess!’
Also, a rep for Veterans for Peace told TMZ, ‘She doesn’t understand what it means to be in real danger … Not someone talking to you on the Internet, but actually having bullets shot at you.’
‘I’ve gone to war and had that kind of fear. She’s not in a situation where she can compare the two. She hasn’t had to fear for her life and not know whether she’d make it home,’ the rep added.