Let me start out by saying, I’m sure you have perfectly great parents. I’m sure they’re really nice and that they care about you a lot, and that you wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world.
But I’m just trying to prepare you for the video you’re about to watch, because no matter how thrilled to pieces you are with your own childhood, you’re gonna have a pang (or at least some tinglies) at some point during this, where you wish Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard were your parents.
As you may be aware, since they had their daughter Lincoln, they’ve added their voices to an anti-paparazzi campaign that other celebrities like Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner have been pushing. Basically they want photographers to stop taking photos of their kids, and to do that, they’re asking buyers to stop buying photos of celebrity kids. Their argument is that while they’ve become accustomed to having their pictures taken and sold by paparazzi because it’s part of the life and career path that they chose for themselves…their children never made that choice.
Kristen and Dax are so aware of the fact that Lincoln never agreed to have her photo plastered around that they never even post pictures of her on their own social media. But while they can control that, they can’t control paparazzi bombarding them in public or invading their privacy with telephoto lenses. And because Kristen and Dax are awesome, they want to do something about it.
And in this case, that means going on Access Hollywood and speaking to the owners of two photo agencies one on one, trying to stay calm as they make their points. But…this is their kid they’re talking about, so things get pretty heated and super emotional. I’m pretty sure Kristen is close to tears at one point, which is helped zero percent by one of the guys calling her ‘hysterical’. OMG.