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Halle Berry’s frustration with the paparazzi trying to get pictures of her with her daughter has led to the actress looking to change the law regarding taking pictures of children.
“We are going to figure out what we can do on our local level in Los Angeles to sort of change some laws because it is becoming child exploitation,” she said Tuesday.
Berry, 45, has become increasingly angry at seeing children of celebrities, including her four-year-old Nahla, in the pages of magazines and tabloids. On May 11, she yelled insulting rants at photographers as she was picking Nahla up from her school in Beverly Hills.
In 2008, Berry filed a complaint against an agency she said was circulating pictures of her and Nahla in their backyard.
"When I open up all these magazines and I see all these children in them. Nahla was just in a magazine and they said, what does she -- and I think Gwen Stefani’s kid -- have in common? They were both nose pickers, and I thought, ‘You know we are stooping to a new low when we prop up our children and exploit them like this.’ And people can’t wait to open up a magazine and see what 4 year olds are wearing. There is something wrong, fundamentally wrong, with that,” Berry said.
However, the actress is fine with her own picture being taken for tabloids.
“I’m fair game, I get that, but my kids [and] kids at my childrens' school should not be harassed like that,” Halle stressed. “It’s just wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong and wrong.”
She added that having strangers with cameras around schools makes things difficult and confusing for parents and teachers.