I just can’t with the woman. I really can’t.
Ok, so Halle Berry has a problem with the paparazzi. But if you ask me it’s a “selective” type of problem. She doesn’t mind it when the paparazzi shoot “happy family moments” of her, her daughter Nahla and her fiancé Olivier Martinez playing on a beach together. Up until last week, she also didn’t mind it when the paparazzi would snap her taking or picking her daughter up from her school in Beverly Hills. But now, and all of a sudden Halle is up in arms over the fact that there are paparazzi sitting outside her daughter’s school snapping her picture once the dismissal bell rings. And why? It’s because she wants to strengthen her case to move her daughter to France with her and eventually separate Nahla from her biological father, Gabriel Aubry.
Oh, and to make things even better, Halle wants President Obama‘s help in creating a law to make it illegal for the paparazzi to get too close to her and her daughter. She explains her reasoning as to why she lost her cool with the paparazzi to Extra‘s Mario Lopez by saying:
“I hate that I lost my cool, but you know, I’m human. That happens and when it comes to my daughter — I’m ferocious. There are no laws here that protect our children and as a mom, coming to the school… not only my child, but all the children that are there. It’s just wrong, wrong, wrong.”
“You know, I think I’m going call President Obama and say ‘look, can you help us I know this seems like a little issue right now, but it’s a big issue in our lives and our lives at the school and our children being protected.”
While I understand that Halle only wants to protect her daughter, at the same time I’d like to remind her that she can’t have it both ways. The stardom, million-dollar paychecks and the gossip fodder all come with the Hollywood package and you either love it or leave it. And while she’s making that phone call to President Obama (re: Hollywood benefits package), how about she do me a favor and ask him about that universal healthcare we were all promised for our families and extending our maternity leave after we have kids to about one year (and please make that paid, too). On top of that, it would be nice if she could ask him to drop tuition fees so we could all send our kids to college for free, too.
Want to talk about problems, Halle? I’m sure there are a million moms who have much bigger problems than what you’re dealing with each time you run into those pesky photographers. You calling President Obama about those problems of yours if just a big slap in the face to all those real parents out there who are dealing with real issues. If you really don’t want the paparazzi stalking you all day, I’ve got a solution for you: retire from your day job.