Dax Shepard's Smart Essay Addresses Haters With Kristen Bell's Support
When Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell announced their boycott of celebrity magazines that pay photographers for pictures of celebrities' children last week, and urged fans and consumers to do the same, it caused a huge stir. The married actor couple feels that their daughter's life will be in danger if she's stalked by the paparazzi from a young age, for fear of growing up thinking that people pushing and shoving to get a picture of her and being followed by bodyguards is the norm. This goes for other children as well, who are subject to voyeurism and being photographed against their will as a minor. On Friday, Dax Shepard published an essay in The Huffington Post that explained the reasoning behind he and Bell's Twitter announcement so that the public could better understand his thinking in the whole matter.
Shepard addresses how he wants to protect his child, like any parent, and says that people who like seeing paparazzi photos of celebrities' children probably like children in general, and would hopefully want to protect them.
Then, Shepard listed negative tweets he got about his boycott, and addressed a few.
You knew what you were getting into when you signed up to be famous.
There are way more important things to boycott than your rich kid getting her picture taken.
Why don't you just post your own pics so it will devalue the paparazzi's?
Boo-hoo. Cry me a river. Why don't you get a real job and stop whining.
Stop acting like you're Brad and Angelina. No one cares about you or your kid.
You're a shitty actor and your movies suck.
You're awesome, Dax. And this well-written article deserves to be taken seriously because children everywhere deserve our support.