Actress and health nut Gwyneth Paltrow has recently gotten some flack for her newest endorsement. The actress once commented that eating processed cheese was comparable to smoking crack. Today she’s the new face of SPAR Veggies, an Australian line of packaged, processed vegetarian foods.
Paltrow is being accused of hypocrisy. Many celebs are often thought to endorse a foreign product for the cash assuming it won’t ever been viewed by their native audience. However, Paltrow stands by the health and quality of the product. “They are a really healthy alternative to grab and go!” she’s said.
President of SPAR Veggie, Dr. Gerhard Drexel claims Paltrow is the perfect fit for their company.
“Gwyneth Paltrow credibly embodies today’s modern and health conscious woman, integrating meat-less dishes into her lifestyle, not every day but every now and then.”
So what’s the big fuss about? Many critics are stating that the food is the equivalent of a gas station salad. Gas station food is far from Paltrow’s high standards.
The actress markets a four hundred dollar organic cleanse, boasts about her expensive backyard wood-burning oven, and she has forbidden her children to ever drink soda or eat a Happy Meal.
In Paltrow’s defense, there’s a big jump between a Happy Meal and a frozen vegetarian dish. However, if she’s going to be that tough on our diets, she better be prepared to back up her choices. Here’s to hoping she’s not just needing the money for another wood oven that costs as much as most of our cars.