Tabloids Should Leave North West And All Celebrity Kids Alone
It’s time for tabloids to leave North West and all celebrity kids alone. Gossip Cop has seen too many stories lately targeting children in disparaging ways. Enough is enough.
On Thursday, RadarOnline published a photo gallery of paparazzi images with the headline, “North West’s Diva Meltdown Exposed!” North isn’t a diva. She is 3 years old. The captions to the photos were all about “mini-meltdowns” the toddler is supposedly having over attention brother Saint West is getting. A so-called “source” is quoted as saying, “North is just such an unhappy child a lot of the time.”
Again, she is 3. Toddlers have meltdowns, a lot, often irrespective of ANYTHING. Regardless, it is wrong of any “source” (if this supposed insider even truly exists) to be talking to the media this way about a child. North is not a celebrity. And being the child of famous people does not mean her own life should be fodder for a webloid.
What’s more, though, is this is the second time in the last week that RadarOnline has gone after one of the Kardashian-West kids. On Tuesday, Gossip Cop called out the webloid for making Saint West, who isn’t even 1 yet, the basis of a story about his famous parents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West supposedly fighting. That came about a month and half after sister publication OK! actually demanded to see a photo of Saint’s face.
A few days before that, Life & Style ran a ridiculous story about North supposedly having her own glam squad. But she and her little brother aren’t the only tabloid targets. Earlier this year, for instance, the National Enquirer actually printed a story about Suri Cruise being possessed by an “evil spirit.”
The tabloids and webloids already ignore the #NoKidsPolicy, which calls on media outlets to not publish paparazzi pictures of children, and only use photos shared by celebrity parents themselves or taken at official events. That invasiveness is bad enough. But there is absolutely no need to be writing mean-spirited stories about kids for no other reason than they are the children of Hollywood stars.