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Out of touch

As a general ruleGwyneth I try to avoid celebrity bashing, mostly because I don’t want to sound jealous.

Fortunately, after reading Gwyneth Paltrow’s outrageous, whining remarks complaining that “it’s much harder for [Paltrow]” than a working mother, I happened to read another article that made me realize there wasn’t much left to say.

Ms. Paltrow explained:
I think it’s different when you have an office job, because it’s routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening. When you’re shooting a movie, they’re like, ‘We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,’ and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it’s not like being on set.

Oh, boohoo. Cry me a river, Ms. Paltrow. Two weeks spent playing make-believe in Wisconsin constitutes a serious hardship in your mind?

Suffice it to say that no one is forcing Gwyneth to earn millions of dollars for a few weeks of “hard” work pretending  to be a real person.

But don’t just take my word for it. Check out the hilarious open letter working mom Mackenzie Dawson penned in response to Ms. Paltrow, recently published in the New York Post.

Ms. Dawson hit the proverbial nail on the head right off the bat when she began,

“Thank God I don’t make millions filming one movie per year” is what I say to myself pretty much every morning as I wait on a windy Metro-North platform, about to begin my 45-minute commute into the city.

Sarcasm practically dripped from Ms. Dawson’s words as she thoroughly skewered the prima donna actress, writing:

After I get home from work, I’m full of energy and ready to cook dinner using one of the recipes you post on your lifestyle Web site, Goop: slow-cooked kale, pancetta and bread crumbs, anyone? After that, I’ll go to yoga, spend a few hours meditating and maybe do some online shopping, picking up a pair of $350 white leopard-printed short-shorts via Goop in preparation for the “spring break” I’ll take with my husband and son.

Any potential sympathy for Ms. Paltrow in the wake of the announcement that her marriage to Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin evaporated after reading that she’s spending her Spring Break vacation on the exotic pink sand beaches of Eleuthera Island after filming a new movie with Johnny Depp.

Some people have a tough life. Ms. Paltrow isn’t one of them.