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.


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.


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?'”