Confesh: I have a soft spot for cute kids.
Some of my all time faves include Hipster Icons Kingston and Zuma Rossdale.
And Maddox Jolie-Pitt . . .
Let’s not forget the Queen of all Fashion, Miss Suri Cruise!
And of course my very beloved bespectacled Violet Affleck!
Yes, I love celeb kids. Most of them anyway. For example, I am fine if you pack Jaden and Willow Smith in a crate and send them on a Scientology boat far, far away. But the rest of them I look forward to seeing in my People.com Star Tracks every day.
Welllll . . . it looks like I may not get my wish any longer. After years of parading photos of celeb kids all over their website and in the pages of their magazine, People Magazine has gotten all smug: yesterday they announced they would no longer “publish photos of celebs’ kids taken against their parents’ wishes, in print or online.”
Yes, I get it. I’m not a cold heartless person (Well, that’s debatable). I understand that the paparazzi are aggressive and that children are targeted unfairly and it can be dramatic and scary for the kids. Yes, that’s terrible.
But COME ON. You know people like Tori Spelling are TERRIFIED of this decision. This means when she parades her kids around town, soliciting sympathy in her campaign against her philandering husband Dean McDermott–and I don’t say “alleged philanderer” because homeboy DID leave his first wife Mary Jo Eustace after meeting Tori on the set of the Lifetime movie Mind Over Murder in 2005–everyone will know that she contacted the paps herself to snap photos of her humongous brood.
So in a way this decision is great–the real fame whores will stand out, and we can avoid and shun them. Woohoo!
But damn, I will miss Violet!