Should celebrity kids be off limits?
Would you boycott magazines that run pictures of celebrities' children?
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In the world of celebrity, being hounded by paparazzi is part of the package. As an adult choosing to go into the industry means you're fully aware that at some point your private life will become public knowledge. People want to know. Is it public interest? I don't know, not to me. Personally I don't care but there are people who do. Otherwise shows like Keeping Up With The Kardashians wouldn't do so well and have a million spin-offs.

But what about the kids that are born from celebrity unions? Actor Dax Shepard and his wife Kristen Bell have decided to keep their daughter Lincoln anonymous. "I personally believe, and I understand a lot of people differ on this point, that protecting her includes keeping her life private until the moment she decides otherwise" he says in a recently penned an article on Huffington Post called "Why Our Children Should Be Off Limits to the Paparazzi". He calls for the boycotting of tabloid magazines who publish pictures of children of celebrities without their parents consent after pictures of his daughter appeared in one of the rags. He also responds to the negative responses he's had from Twitter about the whole debacle. 

His theory is that even though there is a proposed Bill to curb this type of behaviour, it's all about demand and supply. If the public didn't support the publications that ran these pictures then there wouldn't be a demand for the paparazzi photos.

As a parent it's our number one job to protect our children and I'm sure if there was a man hiding in the bushes outside your kid's school taking pictures of them you would be up in arms. So why do these kids of celebrities not get the same right? These photographers tend to get rather aggressive and pushy and I honestly I think it's creepy to have a grown man stalking children. 

Would you boycott magazines you ran pictures of celebrities children or are they fair game?
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