Gwyneth Paltrow Drops the N-Bomb (POLL)
Gwyneth Paltrow has made a bit of a gaffe – and this time, it’s not for pretending she’s a doctor.
The actress recently made a guest appearance with Jay-Z and Kanye West at the Paris stop on their Watch the Throne tour. She and husband Chris Martin are good friends with Jay-Z and wife Beyonce.
For reasons unknown, the Shallow Hal actress decided that it would be a good idea to tweet a picture of herself dancing on-stage with Jay-Z and West, along with the caption, “N***as in paris for real” (the asterisks appear in the original tweet).
Now, Paltrow was referencing the title of a song from Watch the Throne, Jay-Z and West’s collaborative album. But even so, the tweet sparked a firestorm of criticism from fans who have accused her of being a racist.
Paltrow responded to the controversy with another Tweet, saying, “Hold up. It’s the title of the song.”
The-Dream, who was on stage with Paltrow when she sent the tweet, came to her defence and took responsibility for the tweet himself. He tweeted, “”Fyi Sorry for the Confu I typed Ni**as in paris for real from Gwens Phone my bad I was Fkd up please excuse it! We were lit!”
With one ill-advised tweet, Paltrow has created a massive debate amongst bloggers, Twitter users, and journalists over whether the word is ever appropriate to use (and if so, in what context). Weigh in with your opinion in our poll, below!