Blake Lively went all out mama-bear after the paparazzi captured a photo of her children.
Lively, 34, denounced an Instagram account this week in the comment section, demanding the page delete a post that showed a paparazzi photo of herself and husband Ryan Reynolds walking with their three daughters.
“You edit together these images together to look like I’m happily waving. But that is deceitful. The real story is: My children were being stalked by a men all day. Jumping out. And then hiding. A stranger on the street got into words with them because it was so upsetting for her to see. When I tried to calmly approach the photographer you hired to take these pictures in order to speak to him, he would run away. And jump out again at the next block.”
“Do you do background checks on the photographs you pay to stalk children? Where is your morality here? I would like to know. Or do you simply not care about the safety of children? The photographers who would speak to me, was able to agree to smile and wave and let them take my picture away from my children if they would leave my kids alone. Because it was frightening.”
“Tell the whole story @dailymailau At minimum, listen to your followers. They too understand this is dark and upsetting that you pay people to stalk children. Please stop paying grown ass men to hide and hunt children. There are plenty of pictures you could’ve published without the kids. Please delete. C’mon. Get with the times.”
Gigi Hadid in her own open letter called on “paparazzi, press and beloved fan accounts” to “blur” the face of her daughter.
She explained, “You know we have never intentionally shared our daughter’s face on social media. Our wish is that she can choose how to share herself with the world when she comes of age and that she can live as normal of a childhood as possible, without worrying about a public image that she has not chosen.”
She knows that avoiding posting her face is “an extra effort” but it’s one she finds important, and “as a new mum, I just want the best for my baby, as all parents do.” Gigi Hadid continued by saying, “I hope this can continue the conversation to protect minors in the media, even if they come from a public family.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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