Gwyneth Paltrow called out online by her daughter Apple over Instagram post

Gwyneth Paltrow called out online by her daughter Apple over Instagram post
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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has been called out online after she posted a picture of her and daughter Apple without asking her permission.

Last week, Paltrow posted a selfie to Instagram of her and Apple on a chairlift at a ski resort. Apple has large goggles on and her face can barely be seen.

The 14-year-old daughter of Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin commented on the post: "Mom we have discussed this. You may not post anything without my consent."

Paltrow replied: "You can't even see your face!"

The comment has now been deleted.

The post received a range of comments, some calling out Paltrow and others defending her, saying Apple shouldn't be critical of her mother online.

Paltrow has 5.3 million followers and the post sparked debate about whether children's lives should be played out on social media.

Joanne Orlando, researcher in technology and learning at Western Sydney University, told the Guardian the issue was becoming more common.

"For these kids, often the first time they hit social media is the ultrasound photo and then from day one when they're born," she said.

"So they don't have any control over what their parents are putting up, or what comments their parents are adding to photos or videos, but we all know our digital lives are increasingly important.

"So they want to gain control over it when they're able to."

Last year the French Government introduced laws where a parent could be fined if they breached a child's privacy online.