Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shepard have been staunch advocates in the fight against paparazzi pictures of celebrities’ children without consent since the birth of their daughter, Lincoln. Now she’s taking her cause one step further by declining to participate in certain interviews at the Los Angeles and New York premieres of her upcoming movie, “Veronica Mars.”
Which media outlets are on the blacklist? Those that publish unauthorized photos of celebrities’ children — or what the couple has dubbed “pedorazzi.”
In the past, Bell and Shepard have turned to Twitter to urge their followers to stop purchasing said magazines, and she even tweeted, “I won’t do interviews 4 entities that pay photogs to take pics of my baby anymore. I care more about my integrity & my values than my career.”
She has also been using Twitter to blast specific outlets:
Bell and Shepard aren’t the only ones who are fighting against the paparazzi. In August, Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner gave emotional testimonies in front of the Assembly Judiciary Committee at the California State Capitol.
“I love my kids,” Garner said. “They’re beautiful and sweet and innocent. And I don’t want a gang of shouting, arguing, law-breaking photographers, who camp out everywhere we are, every day, to continue traumatizing my kids.”
Berry added that, while she is famous, she was speaking as a mother of “little innocent children who didn’t ask to be celebrities.”
“They didn’t ask to be thrown into this game, and they don’t have the wherewithal to process what’s happening,” Berry said. “We don’t have a law in place to protect them from this.”
Berry and Garner received a victory in September when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill aimed at keeping paparazzi away from the children of celebrities. The bill included increased penalties from a maximum of six months in jail to a maximum of one year. Potential fines would increase to $10,000 from the current $1,000.