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Kristen Bell Slams The Paparazzi, Calls Them 'Animals'

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Kristen Bell is officially fed up with the paparazzi.

The actress, who has been campaigning for the "no kids policy," which aims to stop publications from featuring paparazzi shots of celebrity children taken without consent, stopped by HuffPost Live on Monday, March 10, to discuss the "Veronica Mars" movie and opened up to host Ricky Camilleri about a chilling encounter with a photographer.

"First of all, they're really rude and I don't know where their mothers are," she said of the paparazzi who follow her and countless other celebrities around, adding, "But I had a guy, just when I was leaving my interview before this, I was pulling into the garage, he was banging on the window and because I didn't roll it down, he called me the C-word and he said, 'I'm posting [at] your hotel,' as a threat saying there's going to be more people now following you all the time."

Bell, 33, went on to discuss the nature of our Hollywood culture and how unethical some of the paparazzi's practices are.

"People act like animals and that's just not OK with me. It's absurd and we've gotten to a point where we've just lost a humanity," she explained, asserting that celebrity kids should not be subjected to this kind of behavior.

"Right now, I feel like children need to be left out of it. It's too much to rope them in, they're babies, they don't understand. You cannot be stalking 6-year-olds," Bell said. "To me, it's consent. If a parent consents, that's like signing a permission slip. Because I signed up to be an actress, I also signed up to be a parent and I take my role as a mother very seriously and you do not have permission to photograph my daughter. So, if someone gives you permission, that's fine. If a celebrity sets something up, I'm not here to come down on them, but it really should be up to the parent."

See more of Kristen Bell's interview in the video above and watch her full segment here.

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