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By Sierra Marquina
Kristen Bell is on a mission to keep paparazzi from taking celebrity kids’ photos.
The new mom phoned in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to reveal that she and her husband Dax Shepard have started a campaign asking the media to not run pictures of children taken by the paparazzi, an act which many outlets like E! Online, Us Weekly, People, and JustJared have already joined.
Kristen reveals fellow celebrity moms like Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner have been battling the paparazzi, but she wanted to ignite a conversation with the outlets that utilize the photos.
“It just occurred to me no one was working on the demand side,” Kristen explains. “So I wanted to start a conversation with people, much like when we all found out there is pink slime in our meat, no one wanted to eat it. When you find something nasty goes into procuring something for you as a consumer, your feelings about it change. I think people who look at pictures of kids, like kids. I don’t think they realize it actually creates a really unhealthy and unsafe environment for the child.”
The mom to daughter Lincoln (who turns 1 later this month) goes on to say “because the [paparazzi] get paid so much, these little kids have a bounty on their head. Around schools and pre-schools they run red lights, they push kids, they yell, they jump out of bushes … and really, like, we don’t need to judge whether that 4-year-olds outfit is cute.”
Kristen’s been busy after making an appearance at Sunday’s Academy Awards, where she represented her latest movie Frozen.
The Disney animated flick not only scored the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but has reached the $1 billion box-office mark.
“I’m so desperately proud of my colleagues and I’m so proud to be a part of it,” she gushes, adding she “celebrated” by enjoying the pizza provided by Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres during the show. “I ate two slices, not even joking,” Kristen laughs.
Next up for Kristen is the film version of her classic TV show, Veronica Mars, which came to fruition after fans donated money via KickStarter. “It’s nuts,” she says. “I’m so, so proud that our fans rallied … I’m proud of the product and I hope the fans enjoy it .”
Catch Frozen out in theaters now … Veronica Mars when it’s released on March 14.