Gwyneth Paltrow faces flak for N-word tweet

Updated: Jun 05, 2012, 17:47 PM IST

Melbourne: Gwyneth Paltrow is the latest celebrity who has been slammed for using the N-word on Twitter.

She apparently used it while watching Jay Z and Kanye West in concert in Paris.

Paltrow’s intentions were pure - her tweet, “Ni**as in paris for real”, refers to the rappers’ hit song, Ni**as in Paris - but the web didn’t see it that way and criticised her for using racist language, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Stung by her fans’ accusations that she was using the word in a derogatory fashion, Paltrow tried to explain the reference and kill the negative buzz around her.