You guys remember the first rule of fatherhood, right? That there is no fatherhood, yes. Very good. But do you remember the second rule? The rule for paparazzi who are dads that says, “You can bring your daughter with you on assignment, as long as you’re prepared to drop her on the floor in the interest of getting a good shot?” We remember that? I just want to make sure we’re all on board with that one, because there’s a long parade of celebrities about to come through here and we have to be READY.
Seriously though, guys, we know better than to drop our offspring on the floor at a moment’s notice, right? I mean right?! No matter how good the potential photo op, your child should take priority, yes? Let’s not do what a paparazzo did to Nicole Richie at the airport today, okay little buddies?
“This paparazzi dragged his poor, sweet little girl on my plane from NYC to LA. As he ran her off the plane, he dropped her ON THE FLOOR of LAX as she laid there, crying her eyes out.. Just to get his shot. #Heartbreaking #FatherOfTheYear”
Dude. DUDE. So shady! But good for Nicole for calling it out. She has two kids of her own — Harlow and Sparrow, with Joel Madden – so I imagine that must’ve contributed to her sense of outrage at seeing a father mistreat his kid. And I mean, look at that photo. He didn’t just set her down to get a shot; she’s fully lying on the ground while he points his camera at Nicole. So not cool, man. So not cool.