Gwyneth Paltrow Refuses to Eat This One Animal Because It’s ‘Too Smart to Be Food’

Gwyneth Paltrow may like to steam her clam, but she’s never going to eat octopus.

While speaking with her Goop colleagues in a Slack chat this week, the 44-year-old revealed she won’t eat the multi-limbed creature because of their supposed intelligence. When a staff member suggested ordering barbecue octopus at Los Angeles’ Cliff’s Edge restaurant during a conversation about food recommendations, Paltrow went on a “#tangant” and told her staff that she can no longer have it because she believes the animal is “too smart to be food.”

“They have more neurons in their brains than we do. I had to stop eating them because I was so freaked out by it,” she wrote, according to a screenshot of the chat shared on Goop’s Instagram story. “They can escape from sea world and sh*t by unscrewing drains and going out to sea.”

Though the mom-of-two will no longer indulge in a piece of tako nigiri the next time she’s at a Japanese restaurant, calamari is totally on her menu. According to Paltrow, she’s still a fan of eating squid.

“No,” Paltrow responded, when asked if she’ll be staving off the deep fried dish. “Squid is the dumb cousin, apparently.”