As Halle Berry was traveling through LAX this week, she and her fiance Olivier Martinez got into an altercation with the paparazzi. This is not Halle’s first trip to that rodeo, as she has enjoyed a screamfest or two in the past with photographers, trying to catch a glimpse of the Hollywood Hottie and her tiny charge.
So. What’s the deal?
There are celebrities making enough money to buy small third world countries by selling photos of their children. Celebrity parents frequently take children with them to red carpet events and movie premiers, putting them out there for the world to see. I’m not saying Halle Berry did, and perhaps she has every right to be angry at photographers trying to invade the privacy of her daughter. But how much privacy are these kids typically entitled to?
There are many celebrities who keep their kids under wraps – and I’m not talking about the real under wraps, like Michael Jackson did with his kids – but under wraps as in out of the public eye as much as possible. Some celebrities don’t release information pertaining to their babies births – no name announcement or cutesy baby photos in the press. Then you’ve got the Jolie-Pitt clan, who are out in public with their famous parents all the time.
Should the paparazzi be punished for taking photos of these children? Should celebrities do more to protect their children from unwanted attention?