Gwyneth: Working Mom Comments Taken Out of Context
Paltrow insists she does not think she's got it harder than you
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2014 10:59 AM CDT
In this picture taken Saturday Feb. 1, 2014, Gwyneth Paltrow poses with her award during the Goldene Kamera (Golden Camera ) media award event in Berlin, Germany.   (AP Photo/ Britta Pedersen,Pool)

(Newser) – Remember when Gwyneth Paltrow enraged working moms everywhere when she appeared to say that her life as a rich and famous actress is so much harder than that of a mom with a regular 9-to-5 job? Well, she's finally addressing it, and she says that's not what she meant at all. "I was asked why I have only worked on one film a year since having children. My answer was this: Film work takes one away from home and requires 12-14 hours a day, making it difficult to be the one to make the kids their lunch, drive them to school, and put them to bed," Paltrow writes on Goop. "So I have found it easier on my family life to make a film the exception, and my 9-5 job the rule."

She goes on to bemoan the fact that her out-of-context quote incited so much anger. "As the mommy wars rage on, I am constantly perplexed and amazed by how little slack we cut each other as women," she writes. "Is it not hard enough to attempt to raise children thoughtfully, while contributing something, or bringing home some (or more) of the bacon? Why do we feel so entitled to opine, often so negatively, on the choices of other women?" (If you need more Gwyneth-related controversy in your life, click to read about how she may have dissed the Met costume gala.)

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J. Mie
May 11, 2014 5:01 AM CDT
"Why do we feel so entitled to opine, often so negatively, on the choices of other women?" .... Seriously ! Isn't she the one who began this mess with her judgment on how much harder she works than quote..regular woman. She needs to be quite and stop showing her ignorance every time she opens her mouth.
Arthur Vandelay
May 10, 2014 2:17 PM CDT
When will this idiot go away?? Hey Spielberg please hide her where we won't hear from her anymore
May 10, 2014 11:23 AM CDT
Some people should just stick to reading script