Christina Applegate is sick and tired of the paparazzi invading her and her daughter's personal space.
The "Up All Night" star took to Twitter on Thursday and revealed that an everyday outing took a frightening turn when she and 1-year-old Sadie were surrounded by photographers.
In a series of tweets, the 40-year-old actress wrote:
I want my daughter to live a normal life I want her to feel free to be who she wants, so paparazzi stop taking pics of her! Enough! It's times like these where I understand why Michael Jackson had his kids covered they were able to be anonymous. Until they decided to be public. We need a law against this! Taking pics of kids is sick! Sorry everyone. I'm pissed. Just imagine for one second you having fun with ur kid in the park and a bunch of a holes start surrounding you and freaking ur kid out.
According to Gossip Cop, the actress continued her rant in tweets that now appear to have been deleted:
"When I chose to be an actor we didn’t have paparazzi. We excelled on the merit of our work, not by what gown we were wearing," she wrote, then calling out attention-seeking celebs who use the photogs to try to further their careers and telling them they "are going to have a rude awakening when their talent doesn’t get them anywhere.”
“When I chose to be an actor we didn’t have celebrities. We had actors. Not people who wanted fame. I blame those people who need fame," she wrote before restating her main point: “Just imagine for one second you having fun with ur kid in the park and a bunch of a holes start surrounding you and freaking ur kid out.”
Applegate joins a long list of celebrities who are fed up with overly invasive photographers. Actress Halle Berry shares Applegate's sentiment when it comes to paps taking photos of her 4-year-old daughter, Nahla.
"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,” the actress told "Access Hollywood" in May.
"Our children should be off limits. They are innocent little babies that should not be exploited all over these magazines. I’m fair game, I get that, but my kids [and] kids at my children’s school should not be harassed like that,” Halle said. “It’s just wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong and wrong."
The actress is so fed up with photographers that she's currently in the middle of a bitter custody battle with Nahla's father, Gabriel Aubry, as Berry is seeking to move to France, where they have laws that protect celebrities from having unwanted photos taken in public.
Of course, even celebrities who don't have children are at their wits' end in their dealings with the paparazzi. In May, Justin Timberlake turned to Twitter to complain about overeager photographers who unsuccessfully attempted to snap a photo of him and took out their frustration on his business partner Trace Ayala's truck.
"So... A paparazzi can't get a photo of me so he kicks my best friend's truck door in..? And they wonder why they can't get a 'fair' shake," he wrote. He followed up his complaint, telling the paparazzi to "get a real job." Meanwhile, actress and singer Miley Cyrus is constantly tweeting about her contempt for the photographers who follow her at every turn and has threatened to move to Nashville in an attempt to avoid their prying eyes.
And celebrities' kids themselves aren't particularly fond of being hounded by creepy men shoving cameras in their faces. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' 6-year-old daughter Suri is a popular target for photographers -- but she's not afraid to show just what she thinks of them.
Alex Rodriguez is seen paying at the parking meter before entering a gym on in Miami Beach, Florida. When Rodriguez noticed awaiting photographers, he quickly hid behind the meter. (INF)
Lindsay Lohan tries to keep a low profile as her new assistant drives her home from Chateau Marmont. (Pacific Coast News)
Shia LaBeouf tries to hide his identity by wearing a paper bag mask and plastic bag over his wrist cast as he takes a stroll with a friend in Glendale. Shia forgets to hide his right wrist tattoo. (WENN)
Dustin Hoffman was spotted out walking in Brentwood, Calif., and playfully pretending to hide from photographers behind a mailbox. (Splash)
Justin Bieber attends the Xbox 360 event at the Fantasy Factory in LA. The suddenly shy tween pop idol tried to hide behind a copy of game Halo Reach as he left the event. (Pacific Coast News)
Mary-Kate Olsen finds a novel use for two coffee shop drinks! The former child star hid behind an iced coffee and a hot drink as she headed out in the East Village of New York City. (Pacific Coast News)
LeAnn Rimes tries to hide as she arrives at Los Angeles International Airport with husband Eddie Cibrian. (Bauer Griffin)
Isla Fisher hides behind her baby Elula's stroller as the mother-daughter duo enjoy a stroll in NYC. (Pacific Coast News)
Gwen Stefani hides as she leaves a nail salon with an assistant and her son Kingston. Just like his mom, Kingston also hides but not before reliably informing the photographer "No pictures today Mister!" (Bauer Griffin)
Brian Austin Green hides behind his coffee cup upon leaving the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. (Bauer Griffin)
Lily Allen hides behind her passport after arriving at the Kings Cross St. Pancras train station from Paris. (Bauer Griffin)
Jessica Alba and her man, Cash Warren, sneak a kiss behind a magazine in Santa Monica. (Fame Pictures)
Katy Perry is sighted at the Miami International Airport on July 31, 2009 in Miami, Fla. (WireImage)
Tough guy Colin Farrell sneaks out of a yoga studio in Los Angeles, where the yoga mat-toting Farrell jumped into his car right after his workout. (Fame Pictures)
Kim Kardashian uses her Balenciaga motorcycle bag to shield herself from the paparazzi snapping a photo of her makeup-free face after leaving the Boom Boom & Beyond Salon. (Bauergriffinonline)
Lindsay Lohan goes to great lengths to cover herself from cameras at Los Angeles International Airport. (Bauergriffinonline)
Nicole Richie's jean jacket helps her hide as she leaves the gym. (Bauergriffinonline)
Rumer Willis plays peek-a-boo, hiding under the oversized collar of her coat as she leaves the Westside Theater. (Bauergriffinonline)
Lindsay Lohan draws more attention to herself by trying to hide behind an untitled script.
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