Celeb Moms Who Status Update And Tweet (And Then Want Privacy): Hollywoods Double Standard?Joanna Mazewski
Let’s face it, these days with the various social-networking outlets, candid interviews, and media blitz tours, we know almost everything about many celebrity moms along with their favorite crib designs, personal habits, likes and dislikes.
Along with this virtually open profile of their lives, celebrities also volunteer private details about their children, telling us about their own personal birthing experience, along with their child’s first burp, poop, and coo.
Many celebrity moms want to come across as being just like us, even opening up about their challenges with post-partum depression or struggles with breastfeeding. Posting various Twitpics and status updates about their most personal moments, some celebs then close the door on their audience, hastily putting out their “Do Not Disturb” signs, basically telling us everything we probably shouldn’t know but then claiming they want privacy.
Just last week chart topper Pink and husband Carey Hart sent an open letter to paparazzi and bloggers, discouraging them from publishing pictures of their newborn daughter, Willow Sage. Citing privacy and safety issues, the outspoken songstress wrote, “We believe our little girl deserves the right to have privacy and be protected.”
Pink’s message comes after the singer tweeted to her fans almost immediately after giving birth to her daughter and offering every detail about “snot, tears, and poop” that comes along with motherhood.
She then tells us simply put to back off.
Sure, we understand her safety concerns for her daughter (as any loving mother would), but perhaps the best protection Pink can give young Willow is to perhaps…. not talk about her at all? Maybe then the paparazzi wouldn’t be so interested in snapping the little tot’s picture?
Rather than attack the media, Pink might want to take a page out of fashion designer Tom Ford’s book, after he said last week that if he has children, “no one will know about it until the child is born,” and “no one will ever see the child because I certainly wouldn’t use it as a press tool.” (a jab at Rachel Zoe perhaps?)
Similarly, rocker Jon Bon Jovi lashed out a few years ago at celebs that take their children to film premieres and expose them to the public. “I’ve been in this industry for 22 years and no one has any idea what my four kids look like. I keep my private life private and I always have,” Jon said in 2005.
He added, “My kids don’t have security guards outside their school because no one knows what they look like. And that’s the way I’m going to keep it.”
There are celebs that candidly expose their family lives to the public (like the Kardashian clan), but when do all the tweets, updates, and interviews become too much information?
What do you think? Do some celebs use their newborn babies as publicity tools and are their privacy requests a Hollywood double standard?
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