Hilary Duff is saying enough, is enough when it comes to photographers taking photographs of children.
An incident took place earlier this week after a man claiming to be a photographer was questioned by the 32-year-old over his intentions.
He became agitated and proclaimed his actions weren’t “illegal” which in the state of California, there are protections and laws in place that prevent paparazzo’s photographing children with a public figure parent.
We reported on the situation after the Disney star posted a video on her Instagram sharing the incident with her followers.
On Monday, the Lizzie McGuire star posted on her Instagram Stories that she had “more thoughts” about the ordeal and wants to raise awareness that behaviour such as that is inappropriate and should be made illegal.
She vented to her 15 million followers, “To be honest with you, I’m not even sure that I know the guy was 100% a paparazzi. He could’ve just been a normal dude, I recognise most of the paparazzi that snap me daily and I’ve never seen him before.”
Duff went on to describe the circumstances that led to her calling law enforcement because she felt it was “weird” that a grown man was photographing children playing football. Continuing her awareness discussion, she explained, “It’s just extremely strange and inappropriate and creepy to have a man photographing our 7-year-old children and that to be completely legal.
If a parent is asking for it to stop, the laws should be changed for you to not be able to photograph that person.
If those kids are a subject of your ‘photography’ practice, over and over and over again for minutes or half-hour, however long it was, and you ask someone to please stop that, you should have that right. And we really need to work on changing that law.”
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