Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are up in arms over child paparazzi photos. Along with other A-list parents like Halle Berry, Jennifer Garner and Adele, the couple has vehemently spoken out against kiddie pictures. “I’m telling you, as a mom, when I’m holding my baby, your foot soldiers are nasty,” Bell scolded in a recent interview with Access Hollywood (See video below). She and Shepard sat down with Steve Ginsburg, the owner of a paparazzi agency, and Christian Zimmerman, a reporter, to discuss the #NoKidsPolicy campaign, which calls for a boycott of publications featuring shots of celebrity children taken without parents’ consent.
“What they’re doing might be legal, but when I get off an airplane and I’m walking to my car when it’s dark…and I’m with my baby by myself, it’s terrifying.” Shepard added. “If you don’t have an ethical issue with that then I don’t think you have ethics.” Needless to say, Zimmerman and Ginsburg argued back, citing their First Amendment rights and the fact that audiences love a cute snap of a kid. While that is certainly true, that’s no reason to swarm young kids and babies in crowds of photographers—especially in the age of Instagram.
Nowadays, if you need your cute celebrity kid fix, there’s no need to turn to glossies or TMZ. Just like us, our favorite celebrity parents (and aunts!) love nothing better than to capture their cheeky little loved one’s most aww-worthy moments and share the memories on their Instagram accounts. Why prowl for pictures taken by intimidating strangers when you could see baby Joseph happily smiling along with mommy Ivanka? Or three-month-old Kaius Berman giving mama Rachel Zoe the eyes as he gears up for his first day at the office?