Earlier this month, Halle Berry had a run-in with the paparazzi as she was picking up her daughter Nahla from a school in Los Angeles, and the actress was none too pleased to see the paparazzi hanging out around a school.
Berry lashed out at the paparazzi on the scene, shouting obscenities at them and demanding that they leave her and her child alone. The 45-year-old actress has since apologized for the incident, but that doesn’t mean she intends to tolerate the paparazzi circling around schools again.
“We are going to figure out what we can do on our local level in Los Angeles to sort of change some laws because it is becoming child exploitation,” Berry told an Access Hollywood correspondent in a recent interview in New York.
“When I open up all these magazines and I see all these children in them. Nahla was just in a magazine and they said, what does she – and I think Gwen Stefani’s kid – have in common? They were both nose pickers and I thought, ‘You know we are stooping to a new low when we prop up our children and exploit them like this.’ And people can’t wait to open up a magazine and see what 4-year-olds are wearing,” Berry continued. “There is something wrong, fundamentally wrong, with that.”
Berry admits that she’s fair game for the paparazzi, and she isn’t decrying the paparazzi trying to photograph her–but she doesn’t want them taking photographs of her daughter, or any other celebrity’s child for that matter.
“Our children should be off limits. They are innocent little babies that should not be exploited all over these magazine. I’m fair game, I get that, but my kids [and] kids at my children’s school should not be harassed like that,” Halle stressed. “It’s just wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong and wrong.”
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