Hilary Duff Confronts Paparazzi Allegedly Photographing Her Kids: Would You Please Stop?
Actress Hilary Duff, 32,took action into her own hands over the weekend (Feb. 22nd), during a youth football game. The Lizzie McGuire star and mother of two shared a clip of her confronting a photographer who she spotted photographing the children playing football in a park. Duff captured cellphone footage of her approaching the photographer, asking if he knew anyone on the field. She says,
“I’m asking you human-to-human, as a mother, if you don’t know anyone here, would you please stop taking pictures of our children playing football.”
After responding that he didn’t know anyone at the location, he explained his actions as,
Duff is mother to 7-year-old son Luca and 1-year-old daughter Banks who did not appear in the clip. The video ends after the photographer puts his hand over Hilary’s phone, but not before she threaten to post his actions to over 15 million social media followers,
“So I’ll just post this to my 15 million followers on Instagram and let people know how creepy it is that this is what you choose to do on a Saturday morning.”
According to reports, in California Gov. Brown signed SB 606 into law in 2013 which made the photographing of minors because of a parent’s “employment” illegal if it falls into the area of harassment, annoyance, alarm, or torment without legitimate purpose.
Duff has previously spoken out about photographers invading her children’s privacy. Back in December, she took to Instagram to detail how she was followed while running errands with her kids.
“Here I am just trying to get around with both my kids and I have paparazzi following me everywhere I go. Two grown men, three actually, one’s running away across the street, just following me and my kids to every location I go to…. In a world where women are getting all these rights, this doesn’t seem right to me at all.”
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