Important Note From Pink

pink         Posted June 22, 2011

In EVERY other country that I recall, children’s faces are blurred out in magazine photos. Why is USA the only country that continues to financially incentivize intrusive paparazzi behavior to capitalize on photos of babies, infants and children? Why is this acceptable to any of us? Why is this even legal? These are questions I ask myself as a new parent. Why are celebrities/public figures having to seek restraining orders to keep strange grown men with still and video cameras from sitting perched outside of their children’s pre-schools and elementary schools, preying on little innocent kids? After all, if a stranger was sitting outside of a school taking photographs of random little girls and boys, wouldn’t he be arrested? Or, at least in Philadelphia, he would have to face a more primal sort of recourse. But because it’s the child of a celebrity, somehow it’s okay? I’m just not sure what is wrong with us as a society, that we do more than tolerate this, but our appetite for it seems insatiable. We buy these pictures. We buy these magazines that publish these paparazzi pictures. WHERE DOES IT STOP?

Here’s the bottom line: we don’t want you to take our little girl’s picture. We don’t want you to one day follow our little girl home from school. We don’t want our little girl’s picture in a magazine or on a blog. If you take or publish her picture, it is against our wishes, and without our consent as parents, as people.

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One Response to Important Note From Pink

  1. JEAN WORLEY says:

    That is a very good question. Why doesn’t American publishers blur out all children? Can the famous have that one tiny crumb of consolation? That even if their face must be splashed all over
    the tabloids their child will not be? I say yes. It is time we grew up as a nation and stopped a lot of
    the former siily behavior we got away with because we were a young giant finding our way. Open your eyes. Admit no child should be given the same treatment dished to adults. Stop showing the faces of children for no better reason than amusement. It is not amusing. It’s a crying shame. Thank you Pink for waking us up to how uselessly infantile we can be, and often are.

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