5 Celebrities Who’ve Slammed Paparazzi for Following Their Kids
Is it really fair that star kids are put in the spotlight from birth just because their parents are famous? These 5 celebrities certainly don’t think so, and have ranted that the paparazzi shouldn’t be allowed to take images of their children because their kids never signed up for that lifestyle. Although they are willing to accept that being in the media constantly is part of their fame, they don’t think that should extend to their kids too. Halle Berry recently fought hard to pass a law preventing the paparazzi from harassing celebrity children and several other celebrities are just as passionate about protecting their kids from the spotlight. Here is what they have to say on the topic.
Halle is the most passionate celeb when it comes to blocking the paparazzi from taking photos of her daughter Nahla. She managed to get a new bill passed to ban paparazzi harassment. She commented: “I started this fight with a great deal of hope and a bit of uncertainty so I cannot express my immense gratitude that Gov. Brown has recognized, and acted to remedy, the plight of children who are tormented because of the identity or prominence of their parents. On behalf of my children, it is my hope that this is the beginning of the end for those overly aggressive paparazzi whose outrageous conduct has caused so much trauma and emotional distress.”
Brad is worried that the media attention is warping his kids: “Truthfully, I worry about that. I am very concerned about that. Call out my kids names and shove cameras in their faces and I really believe there should be laws against that. “I mean, my kids believe that any time you go outside the house there is just a wall of photographers and people that take their picture. That is their view of the world and I worry about the effect it will have on them but we’ll do our best.”
While still with long-time partner Vanessa Paradis, Johnny commented that paparazzi should stay away from his family: “I’m warning the paparazzi, ‘if you’re going to get me have a long lens and make sure you’re really far away because if I get my hands on you it could get ugly.’ I don’t care if they take my photo – although I don’t know why anyone needs another picture of me. I don’t care if they Vanessa’s photo, but when they take care of my kids, that I can’t support. If I catch them I’ll bite their noses off and swallow it.”
Kate is bothered that her son has been put in the spotlight unfairly: “It bothers me, it bothers my parents (Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell). Ryder doesn’t know what that is. He’s four years old. “It’s aggressive, it’s bizarre and it makes him self-conscious. And kids should always be kids, they should never be self-conscious of what they’re doing. “That should be illegal.”
Ben says it isn’t fair on his kids: ”You can say what you want about me. You can yell at me with a video camera and be TMZ. You can follow me around and take pictures all you want. I don’t care. There are a couple of guys outside right now. Terrific. That’s part of the deal. But it’s wrong and disgusting to follow children around and take their picture and sell it for money. My kids aren’t celebrities. They never made that bargain … As their father it’s my job to protect them from that stuff. I try my very best, and sometimes I’m successful. The tragic thing is, people who see those pictures naturally think it’s sweet.”