Gwyneth Paltrow’s candid selfie of her and her 14-year-old daughter on Sunday received a lot of likes—but not from daughter Apple. In a comment, the teen called out her mom for sharing the picture without her permission.
“Mom, we have discussed this. You may not post anything without my consent,” Apple wrote on Instagram. To which Paltrow, 46, defended herself by responding, “@applemartin you can’t even see your face!”
The photo shows a grinning Paltrow on a snowy ski-lift with Apple, whose face is mostly covered by oversized ski goggles and a helmet.
And with Paltrow’s 5.3 million followers, her daughter’s concern about her right to privacy is valid. People in the comments are divided, with some saying that Paltrow has every right to show off her beautiful family while others take Apple’s side and argue that Paltrow should have asked her daughter first.
However, with the exception of Sunday’s selfies, Apple’s privacy is something that the Goop founder has famously protected as the girl has grown up, rarely sharing photos of her or her brother Moses, 12, on social media.
In fact, the last picture of Apple on Paltrow’s Instagram was posted in September 2018 for National Daughter’s Day. “Apple Martin, it’s like I conjured you from a dream, you make my life,” the actress captioned a selfie of her and her look-alike teen.
Paltrow also cemented her proud mom status with a post on Apple’s birthday last May, writing, “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.” She added, “Thanks for still hanging out with me, even though you are 14.”