Gwyneth Paltrow Is Happy Daughter Apple Likes Taylor Swift: ‘She’s Not Naked on the Red Carpet’

10/11/2015 at 01:45 PM ET

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At Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills on Friday, honoree Gwyneth Paltrow told reporters which powerful woman she’s so glad Apple, her 11-year-old daughter with ex-husband Chris Martin, looks up to.

“She loves Taylor Swift, and for me, that’s such a great sign,” Paltrow, 43, said.

“Taylor is a girl who’s incredibly talented. She writes her own music. She’s not naked on the red carpet. She’s an incredibly astute businesswoman, so with role models like that, [Apple] can’t go wrong.”

The lifestyle guru also talked to reporters about how she believes Apple’s generation will produce even more strong, outspoken women.

“I really think that that generation is going to do something very special,” Paltrow explains. “Those girls, they are so in their power. They are absolutely shameless in terms of their femininity, and I think we’re on the verge of something really exciting.”

The actress was honored during the luncheon for her work with L.A. Kitchen, which distributes leftover food from restaurants to needy Los Angeles residents.

In her acceptance speech, Paltrow offered up sobering statistics about global hunger.

“The world produces enough food to feed the global population of seven billion. However, one third of that food goes to waste,” she shared. “And one in eight people, including many children, go hungry as a result of it.”

She also spoke more about the power of strong women, saying that it is an “exciting time to be a woman.”

Paltrow continued, “It is possible to be a woman who is intelligent, thoughtful, articulate and vicious, while being a woman who is maternal, nurturing, sexual and for other women. I believe that we are those fully integrated women. I know my daughter will be that woman.”

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Mary on

One thing I can agree with Gwyneth on. I took my daughters to see Talor in concert. I knew I wouldn’t have to worry about the content of the concert. She kept everything clean. Plus it was a fabulous concert.

Alice on

What about the time Gweneth went to a premeir in a revealing dress showing side butt and she anounced that she can’t wear underwear with that dress and that she needed to shave because she had a seventies vibe going on. An image I did not need by the way. And what kind of nut names her daughter Apple?

button on

She’s kind of an airhead. I’m glad my kids like quality music and not Taylor Swift. I don’t like naked singers either, but really, you don’t have to have squeaky clean-cut role models for your kids to come out ok. What’s wrong with listening to heavy metal? And I’m more impressed with my kids’ role model choices which include some Nobel prize winners, authors and doctors helping the underprivileged.

wow on

She should be the one setting an example for her daughter, not some stranger. What if Apple (what a name) looks up to Miley? Seems Gwyneth will say “Oh well”

maryhelenc on

I don’t agree with her about much, but I do agree with her about Taylor. All three of my girls love Taylor. Her concert was fun & positive. All great things.

Nellie on

Says the same woman who wore no underwear and sheer paneled dress to the iron man premiere

mm on


LaughinginNY on

She said it is possible to be “AMBITIOUS”, not “vicious”. LOL, didn’t you think that read a little weird?

Anonymous on

Alice and Nellie- People make mistakes. Perhaps she learned from hers.

Anonymous on

There are many women can be her daughter’s role models, don’t have to be one woman and yes her daughter’s general ration look like going to be strong women generation.

Gigi on

Common FishSticks …. why are you always trying to put people down. I love Taylor ad I also like many others. You should stop throwing stones and take a good look at yourself!!!