New to Bounty?
When it comes to protecting her children, Blake Lively is going to do everything in her power to keep them safe.
Blake, who shares three daughtes, James, six, Inez, four, and Betty, 21-months with husband, Ryan Reynolds took to social media over the weekend to blast paparazzi and an Australian online outlet for publishing the photographs.
The former star of Gossip Girl was out in New York with her daughters and described the photo editing used by Daily Mail as “deceitful”.
Unleashing to the Daily Mail on her Instagram, the 33-year-old star of The Shallows wrote (in a now deleted comment):
“The real story is: My children were being stalked by a men [sic] all day. Jumping out. And then hiding. A stranger on the street got into words with them because it was so upsetting for her to see.”
Blake said she tried to “calmly approach” the photographer, who would “run away” before then taking more photos.
“Do you do background checks on the photographs you pay to stalk children?” the actress asked.
“Where is your morality here? I would like to know. Or do you simply not care about the safety of children?”
After chatting to some of the paparazzi, Blake said they agreed to “leave my kids alone” if she posed on her own.
“The photographers who would speak to me, I was able to agree to smile and wave and let them take my picture away from my children if they would leave my kids alone. Because it was frightening.”
Blake finished by pleading with the Daily Mail to “tell the whole story”.
“At a minimum,” she continued. “listen to your followers. They too understand this is dark and upsetting that you pay people to stalk children. Please stop paying grown ass men to hide and hunt children. There are plenty of pictures you could’ve published without the kids. Please delete. C’mon. Get with the times.”
Blake said having the paparazzi stalk her and her children was “frightening”
Blake’s passionate plea with the paparazzi comes almost two weeks after model Gigi Hadid also asked for images to not be taken or published of her 10-month-old daughter, Khai.
“Our wish is that she can choose how to share herself with the world when she comes of age,” wrote Gigi, 26.
“And that she can live as normal of a childhood as possible, without worrying about a public image that she has not chosen.”