Gwyneth Paltrow Takes Credit For Yoga Boom. Twitter Bent Out Of Shape.

Gwyneth Paltrow is many things ― Oscar-winner, wellness guru and mom ― but she might have overestimated her influence just a touch when she suggested that she is behind yoga’s popularity.In an interview with The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ. Magazine posted Tuesday, the Goop founder said: “I remember when I started doing yoga and people were like, ‘What is yoga? She’s a witch. She’s a freak.’ ’’And then she seemed to stretch reality further: “Forgive me if this comes out wrong,” she said, “but I went to do a yoga class in L.A. recently and the 22-year-old girl behind the counter was like, ‘Have you ever done yoga before?’ And literally I turned to my friend, and I was like, ‘You have this job because I’ve done yoga before.’ ”It did come out wrong, according to some on the Internet.@GwynethPaltrow being her typical, narcissistic, delusional self. “You have this job because I’ve done yoga before.” She is legit the worst. 🤮 Gwyneth Paltrow Sees Goop as ‘Trailblazers’ for Women’s Health — Vaginal Steaming and All— Courtney Vaudreuil (@LaVaudreuil) December 4, 2018Me at the post office: ‘You have this job because I’ve done yoga before.’ Me to my shrink: ‘You have this job because I’ve done yoga before.’ Me to the coffee-cart guy: ‘You have this job because I’ve done yoga before.’ Me taking notes at The Cher Show: ‘Y— Matthew Schneier (@MatthewSchneier) December 4, 2018Breaking: Gwyneth Paltrow invented yoga— Marta 🧘🏻‍♀️ (@martafsj) December 5, 2018This dumba** will never understand that the world doesn’t spin around her! 🤦‍♀️— Mónica Silva (@monicasilv_a) December 5, 2018My brown self did not know that Gwyneth Paltrow invented yoga. This is Peak White Nonsense.— Tarin Gill (@TarinGill) December 4, 2018“I’ve been doing yoga since before the Sutras of Patanjali were written but I bet you only heard of it when the Hatha yoga texts emerged around the 11th century”— Meg (@mllebreakfast) December 5, 2018did not know Gwyneth Paltrow time traveled back 5000 years to give us yoga— Anna Grady Wilson (@itsgradyy) December 5, 2018Gwyneth Paltrow: “I discovered yoga. I did yoga before it was cool. You guys wouldn’t have yoga if it weren’t for me.”Every Indian Person: “……um.”Cool. Cool cool cool.— Sasha Verma (@sasha_verma) December 4, 2018No Gwyneth Paltrow, you did not invent yoga or bring it into the western world. You can thank Patanjali and Marilyn Monroe for that. #thankyounext#goopisthedevil— Anika Dhalla (@AnikaDhalla) December 5, 2018Dear Gwyneth Paltrow, You have a “job” because certain brown people invented yoga thousands of years ago. Very Truly Yours, Certain Brown People@GwynethPaltrow— ak$cientist (@AartiKuverPhD) December 5, 2018Going to save a little time later to think about the fact that Gwyneth Paltrow believes she is the primary mover of and job creator for yoga in Los Angeles.— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) December 5, 2018

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