I don’t usually post things like this but I just can’t help myself. It’s got me so fired up and upset! I was just taking a quick look at Facebook and saw that my friend, Moorea Seal, posted about Gwyneth Paltrow’s site Goop being completely, utterly in debt but not wanting to use THAT terrible, ugly word.
Before I get too tangent-y this is what she said:
“Actually, we don’t like to use the word ‘debt’; it’s too traumatic and sounds low-class. Instead, we use the term ‘financially overleveraged’, which means that technically the money we have is not currently present in a tangible sense, but that we know we have money and are extremely secure in a spiritual understanding of finance.” – Gwyneth Paltrow. (Goop isn’t making Enough Money and Is 1.2 Million in Debt.)
I would love to call up companies and say, very nicely, of course, that “we have the money but it’s just not in a tangible state.” I wonder how that would go down?
To say that using the word ‘debt’ or that actually HAVING DEBT is low-class is such a snotty and unfortunate thing to say. Does her quote make you as mad as it makes me!?!?!
**UPDATE: April 24, 2014
Thanks to the readers who commented and told me that they didn’t think Gwyneth Paltrow actually said the above quote. Many of you seem to think the writer of the article that I link to above was just being facetious. Guess, there’s only one way to clear this up, I need to have a one-on-one call with Gwyneth. :) Obviously, it’s hard to know for sure if she really said it or not but I hope she didn’t and if she indeed did not say it then I guess I got duped… :/ and my apologies to Gwyn, and y’all for getting all soap-boxy.