Just as puppies and babies are cheating in advertising, celebrity children are really just cheating in journalism. It’s the easiest headline and paycheck bait out there. As a mom, editor, and human, I’m a big advocate of the charge being lead by actors Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard — for the media to stop using unauthorized photos of celebrities’ children.
That’s why, from this day forward, DietsInReview.com will no longer publish those unauthorized photos. In fact, prior to the publishing of this notice I personally removed any that we did have and included this note in the footer of the article:
Image of [Suri Cruise] removed out of respect for the privacy of celebrities’ children and in line with Kristen Bell’s #NoKidsPolicy. 3/6/14
Our editorial staff has been instructed to respect this new policy. We will not publish those photos of celebrity children that are not sanctioned. i.e. Katie Holmes enjoying an ice cream with her daughter was removed from our site; the official photo of Kate Middleton holding her infant son outside the hospital remains. Permission = publish; it’s a pretty simple rule to follow.
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