PageSix reports Gwyneth Paltrow and her fancy Goop brand are under fire after hawking a pricey designer outfit amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Oscar winner posed in a simple white shirt, khaki skirt and sneakers for a since-deleted post on her Goop Instagram page on Friday, with the caption: “Most days you’ll find GP wearing G.Label with a pair of sneakers—which is one reason we make it an annual tradition to put together a fresh sneaker guide each year. Get ready to cover some serious ground (run, don’t walk).”
Her fervent followers, however, were less than happy as soon as the post went up, with one writing, “I think it’s irresponsible to post this as a world-wide pandemic is going on. You have a great platform around health. Now would be the time to expand on it.”
Another said, “Come on goop, when you said GP, I thought at first you were referring to Dr. Please use your platform in a more sensitive way … I really don’t think it’s the time to think about buying trainers when people are struggling to buy day to day supplies. We don’t want doom and gloom, but maybe a post on boosting your immune system, staying healthy etc…”
Paltrow’s outfit was comprised of a G. Label “Alexander” slit trouser skirt costing $450, and Alexandre Berman’s “Clarita” sneakers at $425.
Among the 145 comments on the post, another added: “We’re in the middle of a world-wide pandemic, y’all really think anyone’s gonna buy an ugly a–s $450 skirt?”
Some called the message “tone-deaf” and “irresponsible” as one said: “Who would buy any clothing items now? Only making the rich richer.”