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Gwyneth Paltrow Faces Backlash For Suggesting People 'Learn A Language' While Quarantined

Taylor Sakellis 24 Mar 2020

Many celebrities are taking to their social media accounts to urge their fans to practice social distancing and stay home as much as they possibly can.

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One of my ~personal~ faves is JoJo's remix of her hit song "Get Out."

EXCEPT NOW IT'S CALLED STAY IN!

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However, some celebrities' outreach efforts have been less effective.

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Take Goop lifestyle brand owner and actress Gwyneth Paltrow, for example.

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Taking to Instagram, Gwyneth wrote: "Although we are all on a learning curve and aren’t always perfect as we figure out this temporary new normal, we must take the orders seriously and not abuse the freedoms we still have; grocery store and essential errand runs, bike rides or walks (being disciplined about correct protocol). It’s not the time for denial."

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"We must take this seriously and shelter in place. It’s time for nesting, reading, cleaning out closets, doing something you’ve always wanted to do (write a book, learn an instrument or a language or learn to code online, draw or paint) going through photos, cooking, and reconnecting on a deeper level with the people you love. I find hope in the generosity, love, protection and care I see and feel through out our country everyday and my heart goes out to everyone directly affected or simply in fear. We will get through and I bet you our humanity will shine like never before."

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While her message was no doubt well-intentioned, people couldn't help but call out Gwyneth's wealth.

"She hasn’t got a clue how real people live, does she?" wrote one Twitter user.

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"She will come up with a Corona cleanse soon," wrote another.

What do you think of Gwyneth's suggestions? Let us know in the comments below!

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