“Suri Cruise is not fictional. She’s a real little girl … and it’s just not fair,” Bell said.
Bell, a 33-year-old actress and mother, started the “No Kids Policy” back in January with her beau Dax Shepard, and has since received tons of support from other celebrities including Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence.
Aniston and Lawrence even agreed to decline interviews with media outlets that use celebrity children’s photos and videos without their parent’s consent.
Bell has continued her movement and will be talking in upcoming interviews, and has also been meeting with fellow “mommy bloggers.” She is urging people to think about what their child would feel if they had no privacy and their pictures were posted everywhere they looked.
“There is no way for a child to wrap their head around the fact that they are a cog in this machine,” Bell said during a recent interview. “All they experience is the predatory sense of being hunted.”
Although Bell loves being an actress, she explained that she would quit the industry in a heartbeat if she had to choose between work and her 11-month-old daughter Lincoln. “I like being an actress very much,” she explained, “but I love being a mother and it is a very clear decision which one I would choose.”
Josh Duhamel and his wife Fergie talked to HuffPost Live in April about how they are very supportive of their friends Kristen and Dax in their efforts to stop the paparazzi.
“Dax and Kristen are both very good friends of mine and I agree with what they’re doing because they’re very good, protective parents and they’ve had experiences that are different than what we’ve had,” Dunhamel said. “At the same time, we knew what we were getting into when we had our little one and it was, ‘Yes, he didn’t ask for it,’ but it’s best that he sort of adapts to it and understands it. It’s up to us to make him understand what it is and try to make his upbringing as normal as possible, in spite of all of that.”
“We’re not quite as aggressive about it, as long as they’re respectful and keep their distance,” Duhamel added. “I don’t want them to terrify my kid by any means and I don’t want it to affect the way he sees the world [but] I don’t want to start any kind of beef with them either because they could be pretty voracious when they need to be.”
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