Gwyneth Paltrow Claims She Made Yoga Popular, Twitter Laughs
In 2008, Gwyneth Paltrow started The Goop, a lifestyle brand. She’s now claiming that her lifestyle choices were so innovative and cutting edge that she’s the reason yoga is now popular.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Paltrow said, “I remember when I started doing yoga and people were like, ‘What is yoga? She’s a witch. She’s a freak.’”
She then doubled down on her claim, saying, “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.’ ”
Yoga first started in Ancient India. Gwyneth Paltrow was born in 1972. Twitter was confused about the comments.
did not know Gwyneth Paltrow time traveled back 5000 years to give us yoga pic.twitter.com/a4jbWbHvaf
— Anna Grady Wilson (@itsgradyy) December 5, 2018
One user wrote, “did not know Gwyneth Paltrow time traveled back 5000 years to give us yoga.”
Another posted a picture of Quincy Jones doing yoga and wondered if a 5-year old Paltrow was the instructor.
This is Quincy Jones doing yoga in Los Angeles in the late 70’s early 80’s Gwyneth Paltrow was the instructor…she was about five years old. pic.twitter.com/3xswKM3ugF
— Tabala Jali Thomas (@TabalaJali) December 5, 2018
Paltrow’s health interest began in 1998 after her father was diagnosed with throat cancer. Speaking about her reaction, she said, “That was the beginning of people thinking I was a crackpot. Like, ‘What do you mean food can affect your health, you f–king psycho?'”