Gwyneth Paltrow should pull out an extra chair at this week’s support group meeting for famous Hollywood moms who forgot to ask first before they threw up a picture of their kid on social media. Because Kate Hudson will be joining them to utter the words, “God grant me the serenity to accept my posting faux-pas, and the courage to try to explain it all to my very pissed-off teenager.”
If you take a look at Kate Hudson’s Instagram account, you’ll see that she’s posted many pictures of her kids, 15-year-old Ryder, 8-year-old Bingham, and 11-month-old Rani. So I guess when Kate decided to record a video of herself, her boyfriend Danny Fujikawa, and the kids wishing their uncle Oliver Hudson a happy birthday, she thought nothing of posting the video to Instagram. It’s a pretty typical video of a family singing Happy Birthday. The only real stand out is Bingham, who not only starts first, but proceeds to pull focus through the entire song. Kate, take note: You tried to shine with some upper-register harmony on that last verse, but you just couldn’t compete with Bingham’s show-stopping vocal trill.
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To a man who deserves a huge hip hip hooray for the day he was born! @theoliverhudson you are a special human and we are so grateful for your commitment to being the best human you could possibly be and that we get the benefits of your awesomeness, love and laughter. Love you bro! #HappyBirthday 🎂
Kate also should have realized how incredibly charitable Ryder was being by agreeing to appear in that video, and not once giving a face full of over-it teenage attitude before hopping on a group text. But Kate decided to play fast and loose with that generosity by putting the video on Instagram for approximately 10.8 million of her followers to peep at. Us Weekly says that not too long after Kate posted the video, Ryder commented with:
Because tone is everything, it would have been entirely different and much more serious had Ryder added no emoji.
Kate responded to Ryder is such a mom way, which is with an emoji that says, “I’m just glad my teenage son is communicating with me in a way besides asking what’s for dinner.”
Despite not receiving Ryder’s blessing first, the video is still up, which might be causing additional tension in their house. Ryder just needs to realize there’s an easy way to get a little revenge on his mom. Not something mean spirited, just something to make her think twice before she posts without permission. Like a clip from Bride Wars. Or Fool’s Gold. Or Alex & Emma. Actually, if he wants to be guaranteed all future final-post approval, go with A Little Bit of Heaven.