Gwyneth Paltrow posted a pic of daughter Apple without asking and her reaction is too relatable
While the queen of questionable health advice, Gwyneth Paltrow, enjoys a lifestyle so removed from ours - her wellness routine involves everything from vaginal steaming to letting real life bees sting her in the hope of reducing scarring and inflammation - she's just like every other mum in one regard: she loves to embarrass her kids.
Case in point: Gwynnie committed the ultimate parental faux pas - posting a photo of her 14-year-old daughter without asking for her consent first.
As any teenager will attest to, anything your parents do at this nascent age has the potential to seriously embarrass you, or worse, compromise your social clout.
So you can imagine that Apple - the progeny of Gwyneth and her ex-partner Chris Martin - was distressed, when her mother took to Instagram to post a selfie of the two on a chairlift while on a fancy ski trip.
"Mom we have discussed this. You may not post anything without my consent," Apple promptly commented on the snap. While it's hard to determine whether this is a result of pure teenage angst, or just some mother-daughter banter,
"You can’t even see your face!" Gwyneth retorted.
This is not the first time that Apple has been featured on her mother's Instagram. The Shakespeare in Love actress took to social media last year, to wish her daughter a happy 14th birthday.
"Happy birthday, my darling girl. You make everyday feel like Christmas morning," she wrote. "You are the most vibrant, hilarious, twirling all over the place, beautiful (inside and out) young woman. You are an amazing thinker and an incredible songwriter. Thanks for still hanging out with me, even though you are 14."
In related news, Gwyneth has proved to be a rather outspoken in another way. Earlier this year, she was lambasted on social media for claiming to have popularised yoga in America.
The Oscar winning actor said she was taken aback when someone in Los Angeles asked her if she had ever practiced yoga.
"I remember when I started doing yoga and people were like, 'What is yoga? She’s a witch. She’s a freak," she asserted.
"Forgive me if this comes out wrong, but I went to do a yoga class in LA recently and the 22-year-old girl behind the counter was like, 'Have you ever done yoga before?' And, literally, I turned to my friend, and I was like, 'She has this job because I’ve done yoga before'."
Now, considering that yoga is believed to have originated in the sixth and fifth centuries BCE by the Indus-Sarasvati civilisation in Northern India, and Gwyneth was born in 1972 in Los Angeles, people were understandably baffled.
"Gwyneth Paltrow: "I discovered yoga. I did yoga before it was cool. You guys wouldn't have yoga if it weren't for me." Every Indian Person: "......um." Cool. Cool cool cool," one Twitter user wrote, while another corroborated "Did not know Gwyneth Paltrow time traveled back 5000 years to give us yoga."
"Yoga has been around for thousands of years and Gwyneth Paltrow thinks she invented it. She is Hollywood’s Trump in terms of narcissism," another added.