Actor George Clooney spoke out in response to the media who often publish photos of celebrity children in their articles. He called for the British tabloid Daily Mail and other outlets to stop doing so.
Because according to him, this is related to security issues. He made the call in an open letter on Thursday (4/11) after seeing a photo of actor Billie Lourd’s 1-year-old son on the Daily Mail website.
Lourd’s son, Kingston, is the grandson of the late actor Carrie Fisher and CAA managing director Bryan Lourd. He is the great-grandson of film legend Debbie Reynolds and singer-actor Eddie Fisher. Clooney emphatically stated that his own children were in danger of being targeted by celebrity photographers.
It can’t be separated from his profession and his wife, Amal Clooney, who works as a human rights lawyer. “We can’t protect our children if a publication puts their face on their cover,” he wrote.
Clooney’s letter also states that the image of Lourd that triggered his letter was eventually removed from the online platform. “Just now I saw photos of Billie Lourd’s 1 year old baby in your publication, and the fact that you later deleted those photos, we would ask you to refrain from including our children’s faces in your publications,” he continued.
In the letter, he asked the media not to carelessly post the faces of celebrity children. Moreover, his own son and Amal might endanger his family considering his wife’s profession. The presence of celebrity children’s faces that are widely spread will make it difficult for their parents to provide protection.
“The nature of my wife’s job that she has to confront and prosecute terrorist groups makes us take as many precautions as we can to keep our family safe,” he stressed. “We can’t protect our children if there are publications that show their faces.”
At the end of the letter, he warned that news outlets who want to make a profit should not sacrifice small children by publishing their photos. Because it can put their lives in danger.