Gwyneth Paltrow has been looking "white hot," and "going make-up free," and bringing her kids to her book signing events, but what you haven't heard about the bare-faced, diet evangelist is how she is treating her fellow writers. Spoiler: Not super well.
The host of a Hamptons event which sparked quite a bit of literary ire, responded simply with the following tweet:
Author's night at East Hampton Library highjacked by movie stars with ghost- written cookbooks. http://t.co/CaDr3XMVJF
— Jay McInerney (@JayMcInerney) August 12, 2013
One Christina Oxenberg went into quite a bit more detail on her blog.
"Due to the inflexibility of the alphabet I had the questionable good fortune to be seated directly beside Gwyneth Paltrow ... Then the divinity in question arrived with hubby, children and a couple of massive bodyguards. The worshippers blocked my view of the whole world."
But Oxenberg was not going to be boxed out of what was also her book event. So, she procured some of Goop's kryptonite at the food table: Red meat.
"I made a plate of miniature sloppy hamburgers, stinky steak sandwiches, and the like and hauled it back to my piece of table.
Gwyneth's bodyguards blocked my re-entry despite my assurance I was a just an author and pointing at my name tag, 'No!' they growled, body blocking me. So I was forced to crawl under the table. And there I sat with my meat products, wafting the excellent smells toward my sleek vegan neighbor. She ignored the siren smells of protein."
While some are questioning the frustrated author's actions, we count this a victory. Do you have any idea how many calories Gwyneth unwittingly inhaled that day? Cheers to you, Christina Oxenberg. Revenge is a dish best served with no vegan substitutions.