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Should Stars Give Up Careers to Protect Children's Privacy?

Should Stars Give Up Careers to Protect Children's Privacy?

Like their rich and famous parents, Tinseltown tots are often snapped and followed by the paps. Brad Pitt recently told Oprah about the effects the constant and crowding cameramen have on his kids. He said it particularly disturbs his 3-year-old daughter, Zahara. In the latest issue of Parade, Reese Witherspoon talked of her mama bear instincts kicking into high gear to guard her cubs Ava, 8, and Deacon, 4. To see what she said,

She said:

“After my second baby, I was scared,” she recalls. “It’s hard to protect your babies from the press and all the people out there wanting a part of you. It made me hibernate a little bit more. I got very ‘Mama Bear’ and protective. You give birth, and worry and guilt come with it. It’s a natural part of being a parent. But for me, the most difficult part is seeing my children being followed and harassed. They’ve been treated terribly. They were shouted at in their Halloween costumes, photographers screaming, ‘You don’t look scared!’ We used to take our daughter to a wonderful school, and she was so harassed that we had to take her out. I hope not to live in this place forever."

While star spawn are born into celebrity, some parents decide to keep them in the limelight while pursuing high-profile careers. If you were one of Hollywood's notables, would you take it all in stride or would you leave the business for a more normal family life?


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