Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell Call For Boycott Of Mags That Pay For Photos Of Celeb Kids

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By Shari Weiss

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Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are calling on their fan base to boycott magazines that pay for photos of celebrity kids. On Monday, the “Parenthood” star and dad of daughter Lincoln took to Twitter with a plea.

“Please boycott magazines that run pics of ‘celebrity children.’ They shouldn’t be punished for who their parents are,” he tweeted. Shepard went on, “Children shouldn’t be stalked. #boycottusweekly #boycottstar #boycottpeople #boycottintouch #boycottboycottboycott.”

When a follower pointed out that some stars probably like the attention from the paparazzi and even orchestrate it, the actor rejected the tweeter’s “cynical view.” “I can tell you, me and my friends do everything in our power to prevent it,” noted Shepard. And Bell herself later wrote on Twitter, “I wont do interviews 4 entities that pay photogs to take pics of my baby anymore. I care more about my integrity & my values than my career.”

“The ‘look at the celebs kid at the park!’ teaches us a disengaged voyeurism. think abt how being followed by photos all day effects THE KID,” continued Bell. She further explained, “Now think about how you play the MOST NECESSARY role in the sad chain of events-the consumer. Things won’t change till the consumer does.”

The couple, of course, is the not the first to share their frustrations. Last year, Christina Applegate slammed Perez Hilton for posting paparazzi photos of her daughter; “Ben Affleck called paparazzi who follow kids” disgusting;” and Kourtney Kardashian was swarmed by photographers until her baby girl ended up in tears. Similarly, Kylie Jenner said their should be a law against photographing children under 18; Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry testified on behalf of a protection bill; and Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy slammed paparazzi for profiting off their kids in a recent magazine article.

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