Blake Lively’s latest Instagram Story is living proof that she’s not one to fool around when it comes to her children.
The 33-year-old Gossip Girl star took to Instagram recently to express why it’s vital to demand privacy for children of celebrities after slamming a tabloid for running photos of her and Ryan Reynold’s kids namely James, 6, Inez 4, and Betty who’s only 21 months old.
The actress took to Instagram Story on Monday, July 19, to show her appreciation to Comments by Celebs for re-sharing her plea where she asked photographers and media outlets to stop publishing photos of underage family members of celebrities.
She captioned her message, “And thank you to everyone–publications, accounts, all the PEOPLE–who have put their foot down to stop the scary exploitation of CHILDREN. You’re making a difference already!!! Thank you.”
She added a screenshot of Comments By Celebs in her post. Last Saturday, July 17, the account uploaded the actress’ original messages. She replied by writing, “Thank for sharing. One simple thing people can do is stop following and block any publications or handles who publish kid’s pictures.”
She added, “Feel free to report them. Or send a dm sharing why you don’t follow them. But it’s a simple way of only aligning with publications who have morality. And so many do.”
She emphasized, “All are trying to service an audience. So if that audience makes it clear they don’t want something—like photos of children obtained by men frightening and stalking them— the publication or account will do what the audience wants.”
Blake explained, “It’s the only way that so many have already stopped. Because the people demanded it. So thank you to everyone who’s made that difference already. And thank you again for sharing. It’s f–king scary.”
The actress requested for boundaries with the paparazzi after they crossed the line. She said, “My children were being stalked by a men [sic] all day. Jumping out. And then hiding. A stranger on the street got into words with them because it was so upsetting for her to see. Where is your morality here? I would like to know. Or do you simply not care about the safety of children?”
She added, “They too understand this is dark and upsetting that you pay people to stalk children. Please stop paying grown ass men to hide and hunt children. There are plenty of pictures you could’ve published without the kids. Please delete. C’mon. Get with the times.”