Gwyneth Paltrow gives daughter an Instagrimace
Apple hits back at mom for posting an Instagram image, but she’s not the only celeb embarrassing their kids online
Even if you’re a Hollywood superstar with a $250m business built on your flawless image, you’re still an embarrassment your children.
Gwyneth Paltrow found out to her cost at the weekend that even her teenager is unimpressed by her mother. Apple Martin, Paltrow’s 14-year-old daughter with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, reacted with scorn to a photo Paltrow posted to her 5.3 million followers on Instagram. In the picture, Paltrow and her unsmiling daughter are on a ski lift, with Apple wearing a ski helmet and mask.
Paltrow captioned the picture with the emojis for apple, skiing, and a heart. The teenager replied: “Mom we have discussed this. You may not post anything without my consent.”
Her surly expression sparked much amusement on Instagram, with Elle Macpherson replying: “That face!”
Paltrow defended the picture, commenting: “You can’t even see your face!”
The entertaining interlude may have been lighthearted, but Miss Martin is far from the only celebrity offspring to be humiliated by their parents on social media. Mick Jagger’s teenage son Lucas, 19, has to endure his father making comments on his photos such as “cool pic”, “watch out for the water”, and “looks like fun”. The teenager gets his own back, however, retorting that his father should “get a new camera” when he posted a blurry image from Russia, and mocking his guitar playing in August. “Get a strap pls. Don’t do it one legged,” he said.
Madonna’s teenage son Rocco Ritchie has made no secret of his disdain for his mother’s bare-all approach to Instagram. She has posted videos of him performing a backflip wearing tight orange underwear, with the caption: “Rocco’s preferred profile #nosausage”. She published photos of him with his hair in bunches, and compared his long hair to that of Jeff Spicoli, the drug addict played by her first husband, Sean Penn, in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
In 2016 Rocco, visiting his father Guy Ritchie in London, refused to return to live with his mother in New York, forcing the couple to go to court. It was settled in Ritchie’s favour. That same year, when Madonna posted a video of herself and her other children doing “the mannequin challenge” – an online “statue” craze – Rocco commented: “So glad I don’t live here any more.”
– © Telegraph Media Group Limited (2019)