Gay 50 Commentary – @GwynethPaltrow Lives On Food Stamps for One Week…. (Insert Eye Roll Here)

GAY50 Commentary – Gwyneth Paltrow goes to Twitter to showcase her humanitarian efforts at living on $29 for a week…..yes, a week.

The $29 represents what poor Americans have for one week of Food Stamps.

I assume she will be at “Fig & Olive” or “Nobu” as soon as she finishes shining a light on the poor.

For me, her display falls short, knowing that she will be eating her $29 week’s menu in her mansion, more than likely prepared by her personal chef.

If Paltrow really wanted to showcase what the poor go through on a daily basis, maybe she could go to Appalachia, the Ozarks, Rust-Belt or American Southwest and live in some of the communities that hurt most.

Celebrity is an important medium in pointing the spotlight at world issues.  However, there is a fine line between activism and prostituting.  For me, posting pics of your brown rice and kale crosses that line.





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