Meghan McCain Sounds Off On Gwyneth Paltrow Comparing Online Comments To War

Meghan McCain stops by Access Hollywood Live on June 3, 2014 / Gwyneth Paltrow Meghan McCain stops by Access Hollywood Live on June 3, 2014 / Gwyneth Paltrow

The McCain family continues to voice their strong feelings about Gwyneth Paltrow’s recent comparison between online comments and going to war.

The actress caused a backlash when speaking about online criticism she’s read about herself.

“You come across [online comments] about yourself and about your friends, and it’s a very dehumanizing thing. It’s almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanizing thing, and then something is defined out of it,” the Oscar winner said at Re/code’s Code Conference last month.

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Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, first took issue with the actress’ comments.

“Gweneth [sic] Paltrow is a joke. Her life is like taking bullets for a soldier. What a joke! My 2 sons serving in the military should talk to her,” Cindy Tweeted last week.

And on Tuesday’s Access Hollywood Live, daughter Meghan McCain echoed her mom’s sentiments.

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“My father is a veteran, I have two brothers in the military, they’re both deployed and I just think comparing any experience to a solider at war – to me – is very disrespectful to what men and women give up,” Meghan told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover. “I totally agree with my mother, I thought it was a completely ridiculous statement.

“What kind of reality are you living in when the men and women that are giving up so much for this country – you’re comparing to being a movie star and internet comments?” Meghan, who appears on Pivot’s “TakePart Live,” continued.

Adding, “I mean, people lose their limbs in war. Give me a friggin’ break Gwyneth Paltrow!”

-- Jesse Spero

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