LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow insisted Monday that contrary to a recent article in a European newspaper, she feels "proud to be American" and would never compare her homeland unfavorably to Britain. In a statement issued through People magazine's Web site, Paltrow said she was "deeply upset" by remarks attributed to her by the Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias, which quoted the actress as saying: "The British are much more intelligent and civilized than the Americans." "I never, ever would have said that," said Paltrow, 34, who is married to British rock star Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay, and resides part time with him and their two children in London. "I feel so lucky to be American," she said. "I feel so proud to be American." Paltrow denies giving an interview to the Portuguese daily, though she did speak at a news conference in Spanish, according to People. "This is what I said," Paltrow explained. "I said that Europe is a much older culture, and there's a difference. I always say in America, people live to work, and in Europe, people work to live. There are positives in both." She added: "Obviously, I need to go back to seventh-grade Spanish."
http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/12/05/people.paltrow.reut/index.html This is extremely sad. People should not be stumbling over themselves to make up for simply telling the truth. Britains are more civilized, peaceful and intelligent then the average american, and it pains the so-called 'patriotic' masses of the US of A by hearing what they know to be fact. So what if somebody has an opinion on the US that other people dont? It's freedom of speech, and if people say it cant be said, then it violates the first amendment. Americans are so full of themselves, that if someone says "america blows", people start screaming at them for being communists and anti-america. I say, fuck the nay-sayers. America sucks, and you know it. Britain is better. It has always been better America twists everything around, and should really mind their own damn buisness. I am ashamed to say that I live in America because of this. Damn america. Damn them all to hell.
I didn't make it!
Britian and America, and just about every other country on the planet, has their ups and downs, and are two different cultures. It is a matter of opinion as to which one is better. There is no right or wrong, yes or not, or empirical measurement that says which is better.
Afterburner;3410413Britian and America, and just about every other country on the planet, has their ups and downs, and are two different cultures. It is a matter of opinion as to which one is better. There is no right or wrong, yes or not, or empirical measurement that says which is better.
you are very wise that is a very sensible answer
7th December 2003
Fetter_Zickleinmorder;3410381 Britains are more civilized, peaceful and intelligent then the average american,
Read the rules, such statements are not really appropriate for the Pub, especially if you don't back them up with any evidence.