There is this idea going around as stars become more resistant to the paparazzi: A young woman is walking down the street at night. Suddenly a group of men surround her flashing pictures. This is wrong. This woman is famous, however, so it’s considered the norm.
Ok, now switch that young woman for a little boy or girl. Do you see where I’m going with this? In the timeless tone of Helen Lovejoy (wife of Reverand Lovejoy in The Simpsons) “won’t someone please think of the children!”
They are supporting the Anti-Paparazzi bill, a bill that would make the photographing of their young children a crime.
Garner, who acknowledged her decision of a public life, testified to the California State Assembly Committee, described her three children as beautiful, sweet and innocent “private citizens”.
She became emotional as she explained, “I don’t want a gang of shouting, arguing, lawbreaking photographers who camp out everywhere we are all day, every day, to continue traumatizing my kids.”
Berry’s five-year-old daughter was asked by photographers, “How do you feel…? You may never see your father again.”
Earlier this year, Suri Cruise, daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, was attempting to get to her mother’s car with her mother. Surrounded by paparazzi, Cruise told them to “get out of the way… We’re trying to get in the car.”
As the seven year old is getting into her mom’s car, one paparazzi yells, “Bye, Suri, you little brat.” The pap who was using profanity against her was later reprimanded.
Before baby North West was born, there were big question marks over where her first photos would appear and for how much.
The bill was passed by the CSAA. It is now going to the Appropriations committee.
Watch a clip on ABC News.