Pink Blasts Paparazzi Stalking Her Baby
In a message posted to her official site, Pink blasts the paparazzi who have been making life difficult for the brand new mom. After telling fans how “absolutely blissed out in love” she and hubby Carey Hart are with their first baby, Willow Sage, the pop star turns her attention to the photographers who won’t leave them alone and offers a solution.
“Due to the unsettling, surprisingly aggressive and unsafe measures that the paparazzi seem to be willing to go to in order to secure that ‘first shot’ of our daughter – stalking us, chasing us in cars and sitting outside of our home all day and all night, [we] decided that we would release personal photos of our Willow, and donate all of the money to charity,” she writes. We think that’s a great way to handle an ugly situation.
Pink goes on to make some points slamming the “media climate” that threatens her newborn’s safety and privacy. “It’s one thing to harass and stalk us, the adults, the celebrity that signed up for this life,” says the singer. “But children should be protected and safe. There should be a clear distinction between us.”
She asks why the United States is “the only country that continues to financially incentivize intrusive paparazzi behavior to capitalize on photos of babies, infants and children,” whose faces are blurred out in magazine photos overseas. “Why is this acceptable to any of us? Why is this even legal?” wonders Pink, who points out that grown men who sit outside preschools and snap shots of non-celebrity children would face serious consequences.
Pink repeatedly acknowledges how grateful she is for the opportunities her celebrity (and Hart’s) have given them, and says she’s eager to share their “joys” (including family life) with fans. But as parents, she argues, they “should be able to govern these decisions. In the face of camera lenses as long as my arm and flashbulbs as bright as the sun, Willow is powerless,” reflects Pink. “All she has to protect her is us.”
Gossip Cop completely agrees with Pink’s outrage and frustration. Paparazzi have no business stalking little kids just because their parents happen to be famous, and we hope Willow and other children are granted the privacy everyone deserves.