UPDATE: Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Shephard have just made seriously impressive progress in their campaign to stop paparazzi photos of celebrity children from being published in magazines, online, and on TV.
People magazine, Just Jared website and Entertainment Tonight News have all pledged not to use photographs of children.
This is what People editorial director Jess Cagle had to say about their decision to boycott pics of famous kids: “Kristen Bell and Dax Shepherd have made the media more sensitive to the brutal tactics some freelance photographers use to get even the most innocent-looking shots of celebs’ kids at play.”
The publication says they “would not publish photos of celebs’ kids taken against their parents’ wishes, in print or online.”
This is a massive victory for new mum and dad Bell and Shepherd. This is what Dax tweeted today:
Here’s how Kristen and Dax got some of the biggest players in entertainment news to commit to their cause. What do you think: amazing or just famous-person nonsense?
Kristen Bell recently declared war on the paparazzi.
The 33-year-old Veronica Mars actress is on a mission: to protect the privacy of famous people’s children.
She’s calling on fans to boycott magazines that publish photographs of celebrities with their kids, arguing that the scandal-hungry media has gone too far.
“They’re fucking crazy people. I mean, this is what killed Princess Diana,” Bell says about the omnipresence of paparazzi.
Bell and her husband, 39-year-old actor/comedian Dax Shepard, are relatively new parents. They welcomed baby girl Lincoln to the world in March 2013, and it’s completely changed the way they want to handle their fame.
Where they tolerated the attention of paparazzi as free-flying celebrities and even as a couple, now that Bell’s a mama, she has a huge problem with the flock of male photographers stalking her family for photos.
She’s not alone. Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry are both world-famous actresses with children they want to shield from their own fame. They helped to pass an anti-paparazzi bill in the US last year, and they’re on board with Bell’s campaign.
Bell’s attack is directly aimed at lurking photographers and the editors who buy their photographs, not the fans themselves. Them, she has faith in.