Gwyneth Paltrow Under Fire After Tweeting N-Word

"Iron Man" actress invokes the ire of some tweeters with her use of racial slur

Last Updated: June 4, 2012 @ 8:11 PM

Gwyneth Paltrow has found herself in unfamiliar territory: At the center of a controversy.

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The normally tapioca-bland "Iron Man" actress has come under fire, after tweeting a racial slur.

Paltrow's controversial moment occurred when she tweeted a picture of herself onstage with Jay-Z and Kanye West at the pair's concert at Paris Bercy, France over the weekend.

"Ni**as in paris for real," Paltrow wrote.

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The actress was referencing the title of Jay-Z and West's single, but still — Paltrow's use of the slur ignited the ire of many on the internet.

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"You're almost a 40-y/o white woman, c'mon you should know better," one commenter hissed on Paltrow's twitter account.

"This is sick and not right," another detractor lamented.

Catching wind of the mess she'd created, Paltrow attempted to explain herself in a follow-up tweet.

"Hold up. It's the title of the song!" the actress wrote.

Perhaps so. But Paltrow seems to have hit a sour note with her tweet.

Paltrow's spokesman had no comment for TheWrap.


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