Another person has voiced his disagreement with Gwyneth Paltrow's recent comment in which she compared cyber-bullying to being in a war. A member of United States Army Special Forces, also known as the Green Beret, named Bryan Sikes wrote his opinion on Paltrow's statement on Clash Daily on May 30.
"To Miss Paltrow," he wrote, "I'd first like to start out by saying how terrible I feel for you and all your friends that on a daily basis have to endure mean words written by people you don't know. I can only imagine the difficulty of waking up in a 12,000 square foot Hollywood home and having your assistant retrieve your iPhone, only to see that the battery is low and someone on twitter (the social media concept that you and all of your friends contribute to on an hourly basis to feed your ego and narcissistic ways), has written a mean word or 2 about you."
"You've hit the nail on the head, war is exactly like that. You should receive a medal for the burden you have carried on your shoulders due to these meanies on social media," Sykes continued. "I could see how you, and others like you in 'the biz' could be so insecure and mentally weak that you could pair the difficulty of your life on twitter to my brothers who have had their limbs ripped off and seen their friends shot, blown up, burned and disfigured, or wake up every morning in pain - while just starting the day is a challenge."
"You know what is really 'dehumanizing,' Miss Paltrow? The fact that you'd even consider that your life as an 'A-list' celebrity reading internet comments could even compare to war and what is endured on the battlefield," he added. "You and the other 'A-listers' that think like you are laughable. You all have actually convinced yourselves that you in some way face difficulty on a regular basis."
Paltrow started receiving backlash after she talked about internet trolls in an interview with Re/code earlier this week. "You come across [online comments] about yourself and about your friends, and it's a very dehumanizing thing ... It's almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanizing thing, and then something is defined out of it," she previously said. Cindy McCain also has voiced her opinion on the matter.