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    Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry Fight for Tougher Paparazzi Laws | Fox News Insider

    I know many do not like Fox news, but it is an entertainment article and not leaning one way or the other.

    Debate Question - Should the paparazzi be able to photograph children?

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    anti-paparazzi bill that would make it a crime for anyone to photograph or record a child without the permission of a legal guardian.

    Read more: Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry Fight for Tougher Paparazzi Laws | Fox News Insider
    How far does this bill reach? I mean if I take my kids out in public and I want to take a picture that other children will end up in, is that no longer okay?

    In some ways when you choose a career there are effects on the entire family. Politicians and celebrities have knowingly and willingly given up more privacy than the rest of us. I guess if the paparazzi is specifically trying to photograph just the child, I'm not okay with that and they should have to get permission. If the photographer's goal is a pic of the celebrity him/herself and the child happens to be there also, then I'm okay with it.

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    I did not think about how it would affect private individuals who take a picture and another child happens to be in the background.

    Speaking just to the crazy in your face every second of the day, I do think there should be limits. The child involved did not ask for that life and should not be put in danger for someone else's desire to take their picture. It is not the taking the picture that is the problem. It is the people crowding in mob like to get the picture.

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    They'll keep doing it as long as people buy UsWeekly and read/watch TMZ and all that stuff.

    I'm not a fan of their dangerous actions in general and definitely not when kids are involved.
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    While I'm not a fan of paparazzi harassing anyone, and especially kids, I do think a lot of celebrities use their kids as publicity tools, selling their first photos, posing with them at the park, etc. And they all knew what they were getting into choosing that career so I'm not really too upset about it. And a lot of celebrities also expose their kids when they don't really need to, such as walking through LAX and saying, "Don't take pics of my kid!" when they could have had the kid walking another way with a nanny or security guard & no one would have noticed, kwim? I wanted to puke when I read about Halle Berry saying some paparazzi scared her daughter, but she's the one who knowingly took her own daughter down that sidewalk filled with paparazzi. Give me a freaking break, you put her in that position, don't ***** about it after the fact.

    I think the British royal family made a wise decision 30 years ago, agreeing to give the paparazzi access to the kids while they were on holiday in a public place, and providing regular access to them throughout the year, in exchange for privacy for them at all other times. It seemed to be a good balance. I hope Wills & Kate are able to negotiate something similar for little George. And a lot of American so-called-celebrities would be wise to follow that example. Kids are not a publicity stunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    but she's the one who knowingly took her own daughter down that sidewalk filled with paparazzi.
    I am not familiar with that particular example, but do you not think they should be able to walk down the sidewalk?

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    Halle Berry has the right to walk down any sidewalk she chooses, but if she has her child with her and she walks down a sidewalk filled with paparazzi, then IMHO she has no right to ***** about it when her daughter was scared by the experience. You either prepare your child for what life with you entails, so they aren't scared when someone shoves a camera at them (the Broderick kids and the Jolie-Pitt kids are good examples) or you shelter them from it in some way, by not taking them out with you where you know paparazzi will be in the first place or having a nanny take them out the back door & meet you at home (the Beckham kids.) Many years ago there was a case where someone's preschool got a restraining order against "any professional photographer" or something vague like that being within 500 feet of the school and it was upheld by the courts. I can't remember who it was, but I wonder why more celebrities don't do something like that if they are truly concerned about their kids.

    And Jennifer Garner, IIRC it wasn't anyone trying to get pics of her kids, it was someone stalking her, so I don't even know why she's making this argument when it doesn't seem applicable to her situation. I don't know, I don't really care, I don't read those magazines, I don't care about celebrities outside of their work. Although if I ran into Mayim Bialik on the street, I'd probably try to kiss her & say thank you for being just a bit weirder than me, LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    Halle Berry has the right to walk down any sidewalk she chooses, but if she has her child with her and she walks down a sidewalk filled with paparazzi, then IMHO she has no right to ***** about it when her daughter was scared by the experience. You either prepare your child for what life with you entails, so they aren't scared when someone shoves a camera at them (the Broderick kids and the Jolie-Pitt kids are good examples) or you shelter them from it in some way, by not taking them out with you where you know paparazzi will be in the first place or having a nanny take them out the back door & meet you at home (the Beckham kids.) Many years ago there was a case where someone's preschool got a restraining order against "any professional photographer" or something vague like that being within 500 feet of the school and it was upheld by the courts. I can't remember who it was, but I wonder why more celebrities don't do something like that if they are truly concerned about their kids.

    And Jennifer Garner, IIRC it wasn't anyone trying to get pics of her kids, it was someone stalking her, so I don't even know why she's making this argument when it doesn't seem applicable to her situation. I don't know, I don't really care, I don't read those magazines, I don't care about celebrities outside of their work. Although if I ran into Mayim Bialik on the street, I'd probably try to kiss her & say thank you for being just a bit weirder than me, LOL!
    IIRC, that had to do with the other children as well. If my child just happened to go to the same private school as Halle Berry's, my child still has the right to privacy and safety.

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    I am not a paparazzi fan either and agree with hoping that the British royals are able to negotiate a time for a bit of privacy for their family.

    BUT -- remembering some of the debates we have had re: expectations of privacy for our own children, didn't someone make the point that if you are in public that you are able to take pictures without having to request parental permission? (Exception for perverts taking inappropriate photos.) If my kids' lose their privacy when at the beach, park, etc. - then I don't believe that celebrity kids should be treated differently.

    My preference would be for everyone to have their privacy respected when photos are being taken *specifically* of that particular person. (In other words, taking a pic of your kids at the fair is bound to capture others in the shot due to the crowds. It would be unreasonable to ask permission of everyone there. If I zoomed in on another family's kids without it being by their request -- not ok even if it is legal. )
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    2 of my DHs cousins were in a Montesorri preschool class with Bruce and Demi's kids. On the first day Dh's uncle (who is a photography junkie and has REALLY nice camera gear) was taking pictures of Carry. The girls bodyguard came over and ripped the camera out of Marc's hands and ripped the film out. He thought Marc was a paparazzo. The school as a whole had to come up with a policy on taking pictures when the Willis kids were in the room. As adults they all were able to work it out in a way that made everyone happy. But living in Sun Valley paparazzo are everywhere so Dh's uncle was pretty understanding.
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