Open up any entertainment magazine or website and you will be sure to see a good number of children under the age of 10 being toted around by their celebrity parents or caregivers. Since the inception of media and film celebrities have been something of a public obsession, but it is only in recent years that the obsession has included their young children.
On the websites and weekly magazine columns solely dedicated to the children of celebrities, these young kids are often picked apart for everything from their fashion choices to whether or not they behaved in a toy store.
Actress and mom Halle Berry recently sat down with Access Hollywood to speak out about her disapproval of the way paparazzi treat children of celebrities. She explains that she is currently in the process of trying to get laws changed in Los Angeles to limit the way celebrity children are being exploited.
Berry explains how she recently saw a photo in a magazine of her child being called out for picking her nose in public. Berry says, “Our children should be off limits. They are innocent little babies that should not be exploited all over these magazine. I’m fair game, I get that, but my kids [and] kids at my children’s school should not be harassed like that. It’s just wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong and wrong.”
What do you think of the magazines and websites that feature photos and articles about children of celebrities?
Do you think celebrity parents should be able to choose whether or not they want their young children photographed in public?
Every parent has a natural born right to protect their offspring. Just because a person decides to become an actress, does not mean they should be hounded 24 hours a day, no matter how many magazines it sells.
The parents of the child, or children, should definitely be able to choose whether or not they want their children photographed, be it in public or privately. If the parent didn't solicit the photography then it shouldn't be allowed to be published. Period.
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