Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's no kids policy was a call to action for not just publications, but also consumers. Earlier this year the couple rallied to get news outlets to stop sharing, buying or posting photos of celebrities' children taken without consent. Armed with friends who felt similarly and a new nickname for the paparazzi -- "pedorazzi" -- outlets like People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider" jumped on board. According to Bell, only a few months have made a huge difference.
"I’ve heard from a couple different people who certainly get stalked much more significantly than we do that it’s quite literally changed their day to day lives with their kids," Bell said to The Huffington Post over the phone. "I’m a firm believer that all we have is our collective consciousness. Moms especially, but parents and informed consumers just decided it was a line that shouldn’t be crossed. We’ve started to see the results and I’m very grateful for it. I think it makes for a more positive media monster."
Bell and Shepard have also asked fans to boycott magazines and websites that run pictures of "celebrity children" as a way of changing the cyclical paparazzi culture. "No parent should feel like their child is being taken advantage of because of the choices they made on their career paths," Bell said. "The basis of the issue is keeping strangers away from children, whether they have cameras or not."
The recent CMT Awards Host said she'd so much rather focus on the "fun interviews" that ask questions about if she'll be in the "Frozen" musical ("If they invite us!"), her new role as Sheila in "Hair" at the Hollywood Bowl ("It’s such a quick way to get back on stage") and her new creative position at Lipton Iced Tea. As part of the company's campaign to "Win an Extra SUN-day," Bell helped produce a three short videos celebrating down time. Watch the exclusive premiere of the second video below:
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