Kristen Bell, Dax Shephard Ask Fans to Boycott the Tabloids
byKaitlin StanfordJan 28, 2014
Photograph by Everett Collection/REX USA
Everyone's favorite sloth-loving Hollywood couple—Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard—are taking a stand against the tabloids this week, and they want you to join them.
Shephard took to Twitter yesterday to voice his feelings about publications who pay photographers for photos of celebrity kids, against their parents' wishes.
"Please boycott magazines that run pics of 'celebrity kids,'" he tweeted. "They shouldn't be punished for who their parents are." He added, "Children shouldn't be stalked #boycottusweekly #boycottstar #boycottpeople #boycottintouch #boycottboycottboycott"
He's talking, of course, about those "out and about" photos that often get published when celebs are caught unaware out with their kids. The ones with the headlines "Celebs! They're just like us!" along with photos of them picking their kids up from school or taking them for ice cream.
It's important to note that the newbie parents—who are mom and dad to daughter Lincoln—haven't released a single photo of their daughter, who turns 1 this March.
Not long after Shephard's tweet, Bell followed it up with her own two cents:
Lincoln's parents are clearly not the only ones to lash out at the tabloids and paparazzi over these kinds of kid photos; it's been a pretty heated issue for the last decade or so. One spot of good news for celeb parents? Just last September, a bill was finally passed in California to boost penalties for taking photos of children without a parents' permission and in a harassing manner.