Gwyneth Paltrow Addresses Controversial Movie Star Mom Quotes, Says She Wants to End the "Mommy Wars"

"I am constantly perplexed and amazed by how little slack we cut each other as women," the blond beauty wrote in her latest Goop newsletter

By Alyssa Toomey May 08, 2014 7:21 PMTags
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Gwyneth Paltrow is silencing all the haters after her controversial parenting quotes were taken out of context by many.

While speaking with E! News, the actress revealed her post-split plans following her separation from ex Chris Martin and happened to ruffle a few feathers when she explained why she's taking a break from acting in order to focus on her kids.

"I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening," she said. "When you're shooting a movie, they're like, 'We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,' and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set."

Well, that didn't go over too well with the public, and now the blond bombshell wants to end what she calls the "Mommy Wars."

"A few weeks ago during an interview, I was asked why I have only worked on one film a year since having children," Paltrow writes in her latest Goop newsletter. "My answer was this: Film work takes one away from home and requires 12-14 hours a day, making it difficult to be the one to make the kids their lunch, drive them to school, and put them to bed. So I have found it easier on my family life to make a film the exception, and my 9-5 job the rule. This somehow was taken to mean I had said a 9-5 job is easier, and a lot of heat was thrown my way, especially by other working mothers who somehow used my out-of-context quote as an opportunity to express feelings (perhaps projected) on the subject."

She continued, citing the mom-on-mom hate which needs to end in our society today.

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"As the mommy wars rage on, I am constantly perplexed and amazed by how little slack we cut each other as women," she writes, making a solid point. "We see disapproval in the eyes of other mothers when we say how long we breastfed (Too long? Not long enough?), or whether we have decided to go back to work versus stay home."

She concluded: "Is it not hard enough to attempt to raise children thoughtfully, while contributing something, or bringing home some (or more) of the bacon? Why do we feel so entitled to opine, often so negatively, on the choices of other women? Perhaps because there is so much pressure to do it all, and do it all well all at the same time (impossible)...To every single mother out there, have a wonderful Mother's Day."

You tell em, G.P.