American actress Gwyneth Paltrow said she will not raise her child in the United States because her homeland is too dangerous.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow
The Oscar-winning leading lady, who lives with her husband Chris Martin in London, is pregnant.
“I worry about bringing up a child in America,” she said, according to the World Entertainment News Network.
“At the moment there’s a weird, over-patriotic atmosphere over there, like, ‘We’re number one and the rest of the world doesn’t matter,'” Paltrow said.
She added: “And the guns in school – it’s not great.”
As the Iraq war got under way last spring, a BBC Radio 1 entertainment column noted Paltrow had been speaking out about the conflict, but was careful not to take her comments too far.
She noted how much she loved her country despite her concerns, the BBC radio column said.
“It’s pretty amazing how high the anti-American sentiment is in a lot of ways,” Paltrow said of her adopted British home. “They call Tony Blair the vice-president!”
“I love America and I completely stand behind America,” she said at the time. “But at the same time I’m a free thinking person and I question motives too and I question this war and the motives behind it.”
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