Hilary Duff deserves mum of the year award after the way she handled a “disgusting” pap who she caught taking photos of her 7-year-old son and other kids over the weekend.
The actress took to Instagram to share a video of the paparazzo who showed up at her son’s soccer game with a massive camera and began taking pictures.
“Paparazzi shooting KIDS,” Hilary wrote in the caption of the footage. “Go ‘practice’ your photography on ADULTS! Creep! Laws need to change! This is stalking minors! Disgusting!”
In the actual video, Hilary walks up to the man and is heard asking, “who are you here with?”
The man tells Hilary that he is there with himself but as she asks him to stop taking pictures of the kids he claims that “it’s legal” for him to be there taking photos.
“I’m asking you to stop taking pictures of our 7-year-old children if you don’t know anyone that’s here,” Hilary continues.
“But it’s legal. It’s not against the law,” the man fights back.
“I’m asking you human to human, as a mother, if you don’t know anyone here can you please stop taking pictures of our children playing football,” Hilary says once again.
The pap refuses to back down and so Hilary says that she will post the footage to her Instagram account.
She has since seen tons of support in the comments section from other celebrities and even Perez Hilton, who said that he refuses to use images of children on his gossip site.
“I don’t run any paparazzi photos of celeb children on my site. Every media outlet should agree to do the same. #NoKids,” Perez wrote.
Hilary Duff is mother to two children, including her seven-year-old son with her former partner Mike Comrie.
This really is so creepy and we’re so glad that a star has fought back. GO HILARY!