Blake Lively has had enough.
The actor recently detailed the “spooky” lengths the paparazzi went to photograph the star while she was with her three children in New York City.
Lively explained everything in a comment she left on a Daily Mail Australia Instagram post. The post showed a split photo of herself smiling and waving to the camera, alongside another photo of her pushing her daughters in a stroller.
“You’re editing these images together to make it look like I’m waving happily, but that’s misleading,” the “Gossip Girl” alum commented on the since deleted post.
“The real story: My kids were being harassed by a man all day, jumping out, then hiding,” she wrote. “A stranger on the street got into words with them because it was so upsetting for her to see. “
“When I tried to calmly approach the photographer you hired to take these pictures in order to talk to him, he would run away and jump to the next block again,” she explained. “Do you do background checks on the photographers you pay to track the kids?” Where is your morality here? I would like to know. Or do you just don’t care about the safety of children? “
Lively said she was finally able to reason with a photographer speaking to her and agreed to pose for a photo.
“I was able to agree to smile and greet and let them take my picture away from my kids, if they left my kids alone – because it was scary,” she added. The actor ended his Instagram comment by asking the outlet to “listen to your followers.”
“They too understand that it is dark and overwhelming, that you are paying people to stalk children,” she said. “Please stop paying adult men to hide and chase children. There are plenty of photos you could have posted without the kids. Please delete. “
The post was deleted, but not before Lively’s comment was captured by the Comments by Celebs Instagram account. The actor saw that his comment had been shared and thanked the account for raising more awareness of the harassment she and her children were facing, calling the experience “fucking scary.”
Lively also shared a tangible way for people to help deter paparazzi from taking pictures of children.
“One simple thing people can do is stop following and block all posts or people who post pictures of children,” she said, adding that users should “feel free to report them “or explain to them why they are not following the point of sale.
“It’s a simple way to only align with posts that have morality. And many do, ”she said.
“All of them are trying to serve an audience. So if that audience makes it clear that they don’t want something – like pictures of children obtained by men who scare and harass them – the post or account will do what the audience wants, ”a added Lively. “This is the only way so many people have ever stopped. Because the people demanded it. So thank you to everyone who has already made a difference.
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