Celebrities will do anything to protect their children from aggressive paparazzi. They’ll also do anything to boost their fame by way of their adorable, photo-friendly children. Star couple Jaime King and Kyle Newman, along with actress Kristen Bell and her husband, Dax Shepard, successfully convinced People magazine and gossip blog JustJared Tuesday to stop publishing unauthorized photos of famous people’s kids. But King and Newman also plaster snapshots of their son, James, all over Twitter and Instagram.
The decision has been turned into a campaign by JustJared, using the hashtag #NoKidsPolicy, and King and Newman aren’t the only stars to champion that call while simultaneously exposing their kids on social media. Stars like Hilary Duff and Alyssa Milano, who both tweeted praise for the #NoKidsPolicy, are frequent offenders. “Children are not meant to be consumed, and they deserve to have their anonymity protected,” Duff scolded last night on her Twitter account, to which she has publicly posted no fewer than 54 pictures of her child. The hypocrisy doesn’t go unnoticed; People magazine editor Jess Cagle not-so-subtly addressed it in a post Tuesday regarding the new policy. “There’s always the tough balancing act we face when dealing with stars who exploit their children one day, and complain about loss of privacy the next,” he wrote. #celebrity, #branding, #paradox.
While Disney tween star Hilary Duff may be a huge supporter of the #NoKidsPolicy, she apparently can’t help herself when it comes to sharing photos of her son, Luca, on Twitter:
Actress Jaime King’s son, James, makes frequent and PROUD appearances in her Instagram feed:
King’s husband, Kyle Newman, takes a stand on Instagram regularly to publicly post pics of his son to the world. Super classy: