Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell (Image Credit: MingleMediaTV)

#NoKidsPolicy: An Ongoing Battle Between Celeb Parents and the Paparazzi

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell (Image Credit: MingleMediaTV)

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell (Image Credit: MingleMediaTV)

The hands to the face. The floating jacket in front of a person. The distinct middle finger. You know what I’m talking about. It’s celebrities attempting, in every way possible, to hide themselves from the paparazzi. We’ve seen about a dozen techniques known to man. However, celebrities are less concerned about themselves and moving their attention towards their children.

In case you don’t have a Twitter account, don’t follow Kristen Bell and/or Dax Shepard, or you just have no idea what I’m talking about, let me break it down for you.

In August of last year, actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner took it upon themselves to convince California lawmakers to support a legislation that would “impose tougher penalties on paparazzi who harass celebrities and their children,CBS News reported. Halle, mother of two, has fought this longer than anyone else.

At the end of 2013, Senate Bill 606 was finally signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

In January 2014, Kristen Bell took to Twitter to push the plea even more towards entertainment publications/broadcasts to help fight and support the #NoKidsPolicy. The ultimate goal is to no longer allow celebrities’ children be photographed by what is termed as “pedorazzi,” cleverly named for paparazzi consistently taking photos of children.

So far, Just Jared, Today and E! all agreed to take the pledge and stand by Kristen Bell’s fight against photos of kids.

Other celebrities are in the same fight including singer/songwriter Adele, actress Hilary Duff and actress Sandra Bullock.

Just to put in my two cents, I stand by this 100 percent. If I were in their position, I would not want my child to be photographed every second of the day even if they are just going to school or going out to eat froyo for five minutes. Being under constant public eye can take a toll on a kid and leave serious consequences for when they finally grow up.

Reading the stories from the celebrities who experience it first hand, I couldn’t imagine what it’s like to have your children being terrified of stepping out in public just because a “bad man behind a camera” is magically going to pop out of a bush just to get a shot of them. I’m genuinely happy that so many publications are jumping on the bandwagon to help make a difference. Every little bit counts.

Image courtesy of MingleMediaTVNetwork
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