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Sunday 11 December 2016

Gywneth's limes leave a bitter taste

Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow

Just how detached from reality is Gwyneth Paltrow (left)? The actress turned health and lifestyle guru accepted a Food Bank For New York City challenge to live on food stamps for one week, that's $29 worth of groceries. Is this some kind of game to her?

Being worth millions means she'd totally understand what it's like to feed your family when you're on the breadline, wouldn't it?

What's even more insulting is that she tweeted a picture of what she could buy with $29 and included foods you would never buy if money was tight - seven limes and a bunch of coriander, for example (inset). I'd like to see this reversed, with people living on food stamps challenged to eat according to Paltrow's privileged A-list lifestyle. I doubt too many busy working class parents would survive on her cleansing juice diet.

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