(The Herald Post) – Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer are two names that one would never expect to be associated with each other. However, an unexpected fashion choice made this peculiar connection a reality on Tuesday during Paltrow’s civil trial in Utah. The trial stemmed from a 2016 hit-and-run ski crash in which Paltrow was sued by Terry Sanderson, who claimed to have suffered a concussion and broken ribs as a result of their collision on the mountain.
It wasn’t the trial itself that grabbed people’s attention, but rather Paltrow’s choice of eyewear. The actress donned a pair of large aviator-style glasses that drew instant comparisons to those worn by notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Dahmer was known for his gruesome 1978-1991 rampage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during which he killed, dismembered, and even consumed parts of 17 young men.
The uncanny resemblance between Paltrow’s and Dahmer’s eyewear choices led to a frenzy of social media activity. Trolls and commentators quickly took to various platforms to share their reactions, with several people expressing their thoughts on a Good Morning America story about the trial posted on Instagram. Comments included, “I like her serial killer vibe,” “Gwyneth Paltrow meets Jeffrey Dahmer,” “Photos make her look like a serial killer. Geez,” and references to the so-called “Dahmer Effect.”
Twitter users were also quick to roast the actress, with one person saying, “Gwyneth Paltrow is literally going for the #Dahmer look at this ski accident trial… wtf? Not very on brand for @goop.” Goop, Paltrow’s high-end wellness and lifestyle brand, is known for promoting a very different image than the unsettling associations sparked by her choice of glasses. Other tweets included, “Why does Gwyneth look like Jeffrey Dahmer?” and “Not a good look for her.”
While Paltrow’s fashion choices in the courtroom may have garnered the majority of attention, it is important not to lose sight of the trial’s purpose. As previously mentioned, Terry Sanderson accused Paltrow of crashing into him while skiing at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, in 2016. Sanderson claimed that the actress left him badly injured on the mountain without any assistance, prompting the 2019 lawsuit.
Despite the sensationalized reaction to Paltrow’s eyewear, the primary focus should be on the outcome of the trial and the resolution of Sanderson’s claims. Regardless of the internet’s obsession with the strange and unexpected connection between Paltrow and Dahmer, it is crucial to remember that at the heart of the matter lies a serious legal dispute that demands attention and justice.