Anna Paquin Slams Paparazzi For Photos Of Kids At July Fourth Parade

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Anna Paquin Paparazzi Kids

By Michael Lewittes

Anna Paquin Paparazzi Kids

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Anna Paquin slammed paparazzi who violated her 3-year-old twins’ privacy by snapping photos of them at an Independence Day parade on Monday. Perhaps too fairly the Oscar-winning actress acknowledged the photographers’ actions are protected by the First Amendment, but she still had every right to be upset. Paquin simply urged her fans not to post or share the pictures of her twins, Charlie and Poppy, for all to see.

In a series of tweets, Paquin first wished her fans, “Happy 4th everyone!!!” Moments later, that was followed up with a message that read, “I’d also like 2 thank the pap/paps who celebrated independence by exercising their 1st amendment right to violate my kids privacy @ a parade.” She added, “Stealth not so much when said pap parks in front of my house. but it’s ok their license plate joined my photo collection.” “My dear and loyal twitter followers, if you see pics [of] my kids please don’t post/tweet/give any oxygen to the creeps that take them #mamabear.”

In 2014, Gossip Cop joined Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell’s “No Kids Policy,” in which we agreed to never publish photos taken of the kids of celebrities without their approval. We had firmly hoped that the ban by legitimate outlets would have deterred paparazzi from stalking stars’ children during private moments, but clearly that is not the case. Kudos to Paquin for calling out the paparazzi “creeps,” and should the photos be published, Gossip Cop will tweet out to its followers which photo agency targeted the actress’ children, so everyone knows who violated her kids’ privacy.

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