The celebrity blog adopts the “#NoKidsPolicy” to shield celebrity kids from prying cameras
Celebrity blog Just Jared has joined the “#NoKidsPolicy” campaign pledging not to use paparazzi photos of celebrity children on its website.
The blog — which includes JustJared.com and JustJaredJr.com — will no longer publish unauthorized photos or videos of celebrities’ children who are not public figures, editor-in-chief Jared Eng announced Tuesday.
The “#NoKidsPolicy” campaign, led by “Veronica Mars” actress Kristen Bell, aims to encourage news outlets to stop reporting on celebrities’ children.
Bell, who welcomed a daughter with husband and fellow actor Dax Shepard in March 2013, has refused interviews with outlets who use photos of celebrities’ kids, particularly those shot by paparazzi known to use aggressive and sometimes dangerous methods to capture images.
“I approached Jared before any other news or entertainment blogs because I personally love his site,” Bell said in a statement. “His content has always been classy and fun. I knew his brand would be in line with a no kids policy and Jared was excited to lend support.”
Eng, who calls himself the “nice-guy blogger” among the celebrity news outlets, had scaled back his sites’ use of photos of celebrities’ kids before joining the “#NoKidsPolicy” campaign on Tuesday.
“Kids of public figures have a right to be respected as private citizens, so unauthorized photos will no longer have a place on our sites,” Eng said.
“As the first blogger to take this stance, I hope other media outlets will follow suit. We plan to work closely with celebrities and their teams to enforce a #NoKidsPolicy.”