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Anna Paquin Speaks Out Against Paparazzi Pics of Her Children

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Yes, Anna Paquin's kids — and all other kids — deserve privacy

Anna Paquin didn't just clap back; she's coming out punching in defense of her kids after the Daily Mail published unauthorized photos of their faces.

Paquin, who shares 4-year-old twin duty with husband Stephen Moyer, is incensed by the Daily Mail's (quite frankly creepy) decision to publish pics of her children during a private family outing in Los Angeles this Memorial Day weekend. After the annoying paparazzi snagged photos of the family at a local park, the Daily Mail ran them — with no attempt to blur out the children's faces.

"@DailyMail pls stop publishing pics of our kids faces," Paquin tweeted on Tuesday. Later she added, "Seriously, there are many children of public figures who get their faces blurred out in that publication. Why not ours? (sic)"

Even creepier: The Daily Mail didn't stop with the multiple photos of the twins (a boy and a girl), but went into great detail about what the kids were wearing. Ewwwww. And why is this necessary?!

Adding insult to injury, some commenters on the site actually had the gall to criticize Paquin's appearance. WTH is wrong with people?

Paquin was having none of that either. She posted a screenshot of the cowardly and unkind comments from the site's readers, and captioned it: "2 #bodyshamers should I hide in my #redtent & not interact w my kids/leave house??? (sic)"

We are bristling with indignation on behalf of the family. And it isn't the first time Paquin has had to go to battle with the media to try to stop them from sharing photos of her children without her permission.

On July 4, 2016, Paquin derided paparazzi for sneaking photos of her kids at an Independence Day Parade. We're not sure what the scary obsession with Paquin and Moyer's twins is, but we're glad to hear that more and more media outlets (like Gossip Cop) have adopted Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell’s "No Kids Policy."

Cheers to Paquin for continuing to go to bat on behalf of her kids' safety. Whatever you think about a celebrity's right to privacy, their children — and their children's safety — should not be in question.

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