Just Jared & People Mag Join Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard In A Fight Against The Paparazzi

dax_kristen_embed (1)Photo: BEImages/Jim Smeal.
Last week, we told you about Entertainment Tonight and its decision to join Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's ongoing crusade against the transmission of unauthorized images of celebrities' children. Well, it looks like the intrepid couple's movement is gaining steam.
Yesterday, the pop-culture portal Just Jared also pledged to stop publishing unauthorized images or videos of celebrity offspring. "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," said Jared Eng, the ultra-popular site's editor-in-chief. "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."
The move is a landmark one, since Just Jared and its spin-off teen site Just Jared Jr. have become the Internet's go-to destination for celebrity snapshots, boasting over 18 million unique visitors a month. They've also developed a reputation as one of the few snark-free celebrity blogs, and have been able to cultivate relationships with some of the stars they regularly feature, including Kristen Bell as a result.
"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."
According to Eng, he and his brother Jason, the site's CEO, also spoke with Blake Lively and Jamie King before ultimately coming to a decision regarding their new policy. However, the Eng brothers still plan on posting photos of celebrities and their kids, as long as they're consensual. "Public figures with kids on the red carpet, at sports games and concert venues, and pictures shared directly via social media" will all be fair game, says Eng.
The Eng brothers hope that their move might help persuade other media outlets to follow in their footsteps. Well, so far so good.
Shortly after Just Jared made its announcement, pop-culture bible People magazine followed suit. "The editors at People have always been careful when dealing with photos of kids, but in the past few months, our sensitivity has been significantly heightened, and our editorial practices have changed accordingly," said People editorial director Jess Cagle in a statement. "When I took over as editorial director of People in January, I told our staff that People would not publish photos of celebs' kids taken against their parents' wishes, in print or online."
Bell, for one, couldn't be happier with these new initiatives and plans to repay both Just Jared and People in kind. After news of the boycotts broke, the proud new mother tweeted, "I'll be proud do my next interview w/ @peoplemag & I'm planning something special around #veronicamarsmovie w/@justjared ! #nokidspolicy."

More from News

Just when we thought we couldn't handle any more Hollywood romances ending, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber broke up. "Over the past few months we've ...
Viola Davis wants people to rethink what it means to be a survivor of sexual assault. In a speech benefitting the Rape Foundation, the How to Get Away ...
We've been waiting for this news ever since President Obama announced that the White House would host South by South Lawn. The official lineup is here, ...
You could spend all day critiquing the media for the lack of compelling content created by and starring women. But why not put the kind of female-centric...
Dusty Rose Levine 9/21/16 A photo posted by Adam Levine (@adamlevine) on Sep 23, 2016 at 9:40pm PDT Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Levine have ...
Update: Marion Cotillard's longtime partner, Guillaume Canet, has also weighed in on the Pitt-Jolie divorce rumors. In a post on Instagram, he wrote a long...
Fact: When a woman turns 30, she can do whatever the fuck she wants. To be sure, a woman can do just about anything just about anytime she wants. The ...
Last month, Star Wars star Daisy Ridley abruptly quit Instagram. The internet assumed that online bullying spurred her departure, because, well, the ...
Kylie Jenner has been summoned for questioning in a lawsuit against Tyga, TMZ reports. Before October 6, Jenner will appear for examination in a case ...
Pharrell Williams, the man responsible for "Happy," the song that would not go away, is expecting another child with his wife, Helen Lasichanh, E! Online...
Think about your nineteenth birthday. Perhaps it was not as special as your eighteenth birthday, but still a good birthday. You're an adult. Maybe you're...
Brad Pitt has added a well-known Beverly Hills attorney to take his side in one of the biggest Hollywood splits of our time. Pitt will be represented ...
Birth of a Nation star Gabrielle Union defended her director, Nate Parker, at the movie's premiere. To say that controversy has dogged the director and...
Last we saw Daniel Radcliffe, he was riding a farting corpse across the ocean. That's totally okay! Radcliffe's post-Potter career choices have veered ...