Online bullying dehumanising: Gwyneth Paltrow

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014 - 08:19

Los Angeles: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow says that she wants to see an end to online bullying, adding that posting hateful comments online is dehumanising.

The 41-year-old said that she sometimes gets affected by barbed remarks hurled at her online and that nasty comments are still hurtful, even if the victim is a star, reports contactmusic.com.

"Celebrities, we`ve always gotten stones thrown at us and, you know, for good reason. We`re annoying. Some of us look okay, we look like we have money, our lives seem great," she said while speaking at a conference for website coders.

"That may or may not be the case. Nevertheless, we get it. or, at the very least, we expect that it`s part and parcel to what we do," said Paltrow.

"Anyone in any field who has their head rise above a poppy in the field, they get their heads chopped off. It`s our human nature to feel that way, and to do it. Everybody takes s**t, it`s just the way it is," she added.

Paltrow, who announced her split from husband Chris Martin in March, insisted cyber-bullying is like "the scabs from your high school wounds being ripped off on a daily basis."

"You come across (online comments) about yourself and about your friends, and it`s a very dehumanising thing. It`s almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanising thing, and then something is defined out of it. My hope is, as we get out of it, we`ll reach the next level of conscience," she said.

IANS

First Published: Friday, May 30, 2014 - 08:19

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