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12/05/2018 07:34 am ET Updated Dec 05, 2018

Gwyneth Paltrow Takes Credit For Yoga Boom. Twitter Bent Out Of Shape.

The Goop founder's "You have this job because I've done yoga before" comment was probably a stretch.

Gwyneth Paltrow is many things ― Oscar-winner, wellness guru and mom ― but she might have overestimated her influence just a touch when she suggested that she is behind yoga’s popularity.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ. Magazine posted Tuesday, the Goop founder said: “I remember when I started doing yoga and people were like, ‘What is yoga? She’s a witch. She’s a freak.’ ’’

And then she seemed to stretch reality further: 

“Forgive me if this comes out wrong,” she said, “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.’ ”

It did come out wrong, according to some on the Internet.

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