Gwyneth Paltrow under fire for undertaking $29 a week food stamp challenge
Published 13/04/2015 | 11:08
Gwyneth Paltrow has come under fire for her grocery options as she attempts to live on a $29 a week food budget.
The Oscar winning actress is famously out of touch with non-millionaires, as is often evidenced on her lifestyle website, Goop.
This is what $29 gets you at the grocery store—what families on SNAP (i.e. food stamps) have to live on for a week. pic.twitter.com/OZMPA3nxij— Gwyneth Paltrow (@GwynethPaltrow) April 9, 2015
But she agreed to undertake a challenge headed by chef Mario Batali, in order to put pressure on Congress to address the cuts that have been implemented to the 1.5 million New Yorkers living on food stamps (aka SNAP).inted out she could have afforded more if she was realistic about her taste.
She shared a photo of seven limes, two heads of lettuce, soy beans, coriander, eggs, brown rice and an avocado, prompting Twitter users to point out how far from reality her weekly shop is from the average New Yorker relying on SNAP.
Gwyneth Paltrow living off $29 weekly budget of a food stamp allowance. How is her personal chef going to work under these conditions?— Adam Wolf (@AdamWolf77) April 12, 2015
@GwynethPaltrow you spend $29 on organic salt and pepper alone.— Harrison (@Harrison588) April 9, 2015
@GwynethPaltrow why'd you buy so many limes if you're on that tight of a budget? wtf?— katrinks (@kathyrinkes) April 9, 2015
@GwynethPaltrow but they wouldn't buy that stuff! Most would buy the cheapest versions and stuff that stretches further if on a budget!— Kate Rolleston (@KateRolleston) April 9, 2015
Gwyneth Paltrow lived Off $29 Weekly Budget in Simulation of Food Stamp Allowance for a month. Oh, thank goodness. She sacrificed so much.— Mike K (@Zepp1978) April 12, 2015
Yes poor people, Gwyneth Paltrow and her $280M net worth TOTALLY understands your plight to feed your family.— chels - queso queen (@chelsea_elisa) April 12, 2015
its so cool how celebs (gwyneth paltrow) can challenge themselves to live off a food stamp budget like its a game or something— julianne knight (@jul_knight) April 12, 2015