Gwyneth Shouldn't Talk About Apple's Sexuality in Public

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gwyneth apple lipstick lesbianIf you're a parent who pays attention to your children to an intense degree, you've probably given thought to his or her sexuality. If you have other mom friends that you share a glass of wine with from time to time, you've definitely discussed which kid is a budding ladies' man, and which little lady is going all Shiloh on the playground. But for god's sake, you don't talk about your lesbian grade schooler to a reporter, who plans on broadcasting it all over the universe.

Oh, Gwyneth, calling your daughter a "lipstick lesbian" may have seemed cute at the time, but now it's out there, and Apple is not going to be amused.

In her Harper's Bazaar cover story, photo shoot, and all-around fantabulousness, Paltrow opens up about a lot of potentially embarrassing things. But the only one I would be worried about right now is not outing Beyonce as barfing before she went on stage, but the one where she crosses a line in discussing her daughter. Here's the whole quote:

I’ve been saving my clothes for her since before she was born. I was like, I’ll bet you anything I’ll have a daughter, and she’ll be a really cool butch lesbian and be so above clothes, and I got a very clothes-obsessed child. So if she’s a lesbian, she’s a lipstick lesbian. She doesn’t like anything avant-garde at all. She likes anything that’s pretty, pretty, pretty or has a bow or a ruffle or is pink.

I get that the Gwyneth was trying to be glib. I don't actually think she was just absolutely certain she would give birth to a butch lesbian. I know she is not calling Apple a lipstick lesbian, per se. But, come on! Associating a sexuality -- gay, straight, bi, trans -- to your non-adult child is just not okay. In print, that is. Feel free to gossip with your friends and family all you want about your little one and his penchant for plaid skirts. But if you're a celebrity, and your child will be reading this some day, you should always shut your trap about the whole kid thing unless you're saying the following:

  • Apple is much smarter than the rest of the family.
  • Apple may be beautiful, but it's her huge heart that I admire.
  • Apple said the funniest thing the other day ... (and it has NOTHING to do with being a lesbian).

All right Gwyneth, let's try again to be relatable, shall we?

What do you think about Gwyneth Paltrows "lipstick lesbian" remarks?


Image via Harper's Bazaar

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nikol... nikolita87

Ugh, she and Gisele Bundchen need a mute button!

nonmember avatar qwerty

Doesthe word "IF" mean anything to you??? She did not say anything about whether the kid is or is not. How about reading your own article!!

Momma... Momma2blessed

::rolls eyes:: She was Being ironic. This is a pointless post.

memek... memekisses

....really? This is worth writing a whole article about?


chellly chellly

It must be a slow "news" day.

ashja ashja

How about reading the whole comment instead of part of a sentence. She never says Apple is gay or straight. All she says was that she loves clothes and makeup, whereas she had always pictured having a daughter who wouldn't. Who gives a crap anyway!

i.hea... i.heart.nerds

Please look up the word 'if' in the dictionary before you try to chastise someone for a comment they made.

DleeA DleeA

"Apple is much smarter than the rest of the family."

Yes, because that won't traumatise her brother when HE reads the article years later. And even if she only kept it to gossip amongst the other mothers, who is to say that it won't get back to the kid anyway? My family has plenty of stories about their theories of their children which they will now share with the grown child.

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

What a horrible thing to say. Why speculate? Who cares what her kid turns out to be? How presumptuous and ignorant...

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