Kristen Bell thinks “making conscious choices” should be a social requirement.
The 33-year-old Veronica Mars star spearheaded a #NoKidsPolicy campaign on Twitter in February, in which she refused to interview with news providers that publish pictures of celebrity children.
Her stance has garnered support from several major outlets, but Kristen knows reaching her objective requires community effort.
“There will always be hurdles as long as there is media and there are people in the spotlight having children,” the mother-of-one explained to JustJared, the first news provider to support Kristen’s efforts.
“Having huge entities like you guys and everyone else that’s joined, agree that, ‘Hey, kids should probably be off limits.’ It’s just making conscious choices and saying, ‘Oh, let’s ask consent from the parents.’ And so far, ABC across all platforms, and Good Morning America, and all of these pretty substantial media sources have come out publicly after you guys did. I’m impressed with the support,” she said.
Kristen’s next step is reaching out to photography agencies and the paparazzi as a whole.
“Now we’re asking the photo houses to basically stop purchasing the photos of children, so that when paparazzi are shooting families, they don’t really have any choice of where to sell it,” she revealed. “It’s an ongoing battle but I think we’re making great headway.”
Kristen welcomed her first child with husband Dax Shepard in March 2013, and the pair have been advocates of keeping kids out of the press ever since.
But the Safety Not Guaranteed star also finds time to help other charity causes that are dear to her heart.
“I find a new one each week,” she smiled. “I’ve been working a lot, since about nine months ago, with an organization called PATH, which is People Assisting the Homeless.”
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