Hilary Duff is outraged at paps taking photos of her son, issues a ‘stern warning’

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff has recently returned to celebrity gossip circles after news of her collapsed marriage to Mike Comrie. Before her separation news hit the airwaves, Hilary had been aiming to make a big career comeback after taking a few years off. She’s constantly tweeting from the studio. She’d love to return to her previous Lizzie McGuire glory, but I doubt she’s got a chance to catch up with the Mileys and Katys of the world. No shade on Hilary’s talent (because Miley and Katy aren’t terribly talented). I’m only saying it’s hard to come back to the public eye when you’ve been out of the scene. Hilary will try mightily to get a foot back into the pop world. She’s got a new spring single on the way.

Hilary is also trying to gain control of her life from the paparazzi. How do they always manage to know where she is at all times? She’s usually pretty nice to them and can muster up a friendly smile. Little did I realize that the paps are really bothersome to Hilary, who is echoing the sentiments of stars like Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard (they want a boycott of celeb magazines that print photos of kids). Hilary is tired of the paps taking photos of her son, Luca. She’s firing back with her own hashtag:

Hilary’s take seems a little bit different than that of Kristen and Dax. Hilary has no problem with posting photos of Luca to her own Twitter account. She posted one yesterday. She just doesn’t want the paps following her son, I guess? I’d love to hear the “stern warning” she gave them.

Here’s a bizarre twist for Hilary in her personal life. Aaron Carter regrets breaking up with Hilary to get with Lindsay Lohan. Aaron calls Hilary the “love” of his “life” and vows to “get back to her.” LOL.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff

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  1. Dani2 says:

    Yeah but doesn’t she also schedule daily pap walks also? The nasty paps are the reason why people still remember she exists after all these years.

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Hmm. Sort of seems like she’s using her child to get attention in a different way. I’m in favor of stricter laws about photographing children, but of course she had to tweet about it and make herself the news.

    About the first picture – I have just about given up. I used to want to stand on a chair in the airport and shout this, but I have been beaten down to a mutter – leggings are not pants. They’re. not. pants. Please stop. Please.

    • Miffy says:

      NEVER!!!!
      *does squats in leggings*

      • megs283 says:

        @Miffy – so you’re one of those people who wears leggings as pants in public? I’m honestly asking…are you doing it to show off your ass? Because I really don’t get why people walk out of the house with leggings as pants, if not for that reason…

      • Dani2 says:

        @Megs I sometimes wear it with a sweater or a longer top so I’m not doing it to show off my @ss. People wear them for all sorts of reasons.

      • megs283 says:

        @Dani2 – I have no problem with people wearing them with a long sweater or top…it’s the people who wear them with short shirts who befuddle me!

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Miffy, that made me laugh so hard.

        I don’t mean you can’t wear leggings with something that covers your bottom. I mean they are meant to show off your legs, not your butt. It’s like wearing pantyhose or tights with a short shirt. To me, anyway, but as I said, my campaign has been run over by the steamroller of reality and is now just a whimper.

      • V4Real says:

        A lot of women wear leggings or what some call stretch pants with long shirts/sweaters. If you go to Central Park in the summer you will see women jogging in these types of leggings with their sports bras and tiny t-shirts. So yes leggings can be worn however you want to wear them, it’s a choice. Do only skinny people wear skinny jeans?

      • Dani says:

        I’m with Miffy! I LOVE LEGGINGS but I won’t wear them without knee high boots/heels. Leggings and flats or sneakers are a no because they make you look stumpy. I don’t always cover my butt :( but I don’t do it to show it off.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        @V4Real
        I think it’s different if you’re exercising, and it has nothing to do with weight. I give up, though. Why can’t everyone just do what I say? Lol

      • Miffy says:

        Okay, no, I wear them as pants as long as I have something covering my ass (or at the very least the pelvic region as my butt’s quite big and difficult to contain). But not for what I’d consider extended periods of time in a public space. Nipping into a grocery store for milk, that’s okay. Considering them formal wear… well… that’s uncomfortable all round.

    • abby says:

      I totally get what your saying GoodNamesAllTaken. Although, I don’t mind what Hilary is wearing in these pics and she’s going to the gym so that’s fine imo

      However, I am not sure if it’s leggings or stetch pants or some other thing but too often I see people, women usually, in these pants which should be worn with a long top/tunic. But instead they wear it with a short top/t-shirt. And the thing is some of these pants/leggings are somewhat sheer, kind of like tights I guess (so I am not sure that all are really leggings). So the so called “pants” are actually rather see-through – and you can see everything. Not just a pantyline here or there, I mean you can actually see their underwear – red, purple, polka dot, lime green, lace, thong, whatever. And they are not in a gym. They are in a regular business place.
      And I think to myself, did this person look in the mirror before they left and realize all their personal business is on display? At that point I quickly avert my eyes to avoid staring.

      I am not sure what to make of these recent celeb pap protests. I mean, I understand that paps are be out of control but I am ambivalent on the motives of some of the celebs involved (not Hilary specifically).

      Anyway, the other day I had to look up Hilary’s Disnery character because a friend of mine kept insisting that Hilary was Hannah Montanna (Miley’s character) and while I knew Hilary was not Hannah (and I argued that fact passionately) I could not for the life of me remember who she played. Thank goodness for IMBD. Nonetheless, I could not tell you what Hilary’s kid looks like or who her husband was.

    • Megshere says:

      It looks like she is wearing jeans to me

    • Zigggy says:

      I’m more amused at the second pic and the weird fur placement at crotch level.

  3. Paige says:

    Then she should stop CALLING them.

  4. Mouse says:

    I always thought that taking a picture of any person in public was legal since the person is in public space. I always assumed that’s why the paparazzi can do what they do. That said, I think children’s photos should not be taken or should at least be blurred out ( I’ve seen some international tabloids that always blur the face of children, and I like that)

    • Sam says:

      It is legal. The California law makes it a crime to intimidate, stalk or harass a child to get a picture. However, merely taking a picture of a child in a public place is perfectly legal. If the paps were harassing her son, that is one thing. But her tweets don’t make it clear.

    • Geekychick says:

      Actually, I like the law of my country-it’s legal only if it’s a photo of a public person-but if you’re a private citizen, you have to give your consent for the photo. If I see someone photographing me(music festivals, parties….), I can just go to the person and say: I´m a private citizen and I dont want my photo taken or published-and that’s it!

      • Sam says:

        That wouldn’t work in the US because it runs contrary to the First Amendment. Photography is considered a form of speech and expression and thus, is covered by the First Amendment. Frankly, I prefer it that way. Countries that has stricter controls don’t really struggle any less with this. They just get into debates over it. For example – what if a “private person” is engaged in an action that could be considered newsworthy or of public importance? Who determines that? If you decline to have your picture taken and someone does anyway and claims the image is newsworthy, do you have to get a judge to make a determination?

        The few countries I’ve traveled to that have restrictive photography laws seem to not really do much better. England has fairly restrictive laws that are supposed to protect privacy, but the British press is generally among the most aggressive paps in the world (if their reputation is to be believed). Protections have done little to curb them, so I’m not inclined to think these extra laws help much.

  5. Froop says:

    I always assumed she had the paps on speed dial.

  6. Nya says:

    “How do they always manage to know where she is at all times?”

    Uh because she calls them. She is the most egregious offender at all. She is ONLY jumping on this “Save the kids!!!” bandwagon because it’s in right now and she needs attention.

    • Sankay says:

      Or maybe she just sticks to a routine. I never even knew who she was or cared but have seen her daily pictures for years on ONTD. Even before her child was born. They are very normal shots, walking to and from a shop or gym or studio. I think like most people she sticks to a normal routine and that is why the paps get her pictures all time.

      • Candy Love says:

        I don’t think so people used to say the same thing about Jennifer Garner. Yet from December to now her kids have been photograph a handful of times going weeks with out being seen, when they used to get photograph daily.

        Halle Berry is another one once she couldn’t take her daughter to France there have been little to no photos of her daughter.

  7. lisa2 says:

    She seemed to have gotten more popular after her son was born. I see pictures of her and son and even soon to be ex husband. She never looked upset.

    Interesting how the celebrities that are in high demand are not seen much at all. How are they able to avoid being photographed?

    Problem is regular people have cameras and take pictures too. Some of those people get contacted by magazine for pictures when they are posted on social media. I have seen instances of that happening. Magazines asking John/Jane Doe for permission to use their pictures. Now everyone is in a sense a pap. How will they deal with that?

    • Aurie says:

      Lisa, she’s actually appearing at the same rate as she did before the divorce on the DM. For some reason they’re strangely obsessed with her making me believe she MUST have a deal with them.

      • lisa2 says:

        I really didn’t know much about her. I remember her and her sister a bit. I never saw her TV show. I only really saw her pictures on justjared. I have only visited DailyMail this year. So not familiar with her being highlighted there a lot. But I’m sure other celebrities have routines too. But manage not to be seen. If the intrusion bothers you then you change your routine or the places you visit.

  8. Anna says:

    Ummm it’s not like she’s only been getting photographed since her divorce with Mike.. She had been getting photographer daily even though no one really cared about her at all.. I think ever since she got married she’s been calling the paps on herself.. And her social media accounts are mainly Luca, so like why is she so shocked they’re going to be taking pictures of him????
    I feel like she’s hopping on this “no kids” bandwagon now to try and get some support in her flopping career because before she didn’t seem to mind before..

    Btw the tweets Aaron has been making about Hilary are embarrassing LOL he needs to cut it out

  9. Samantha25 says:

    Depending on which websites you go to Hilary has always been followed by the paps. She’s done little to shield her son from them and really engages with them when she’s out. So I’m baffled why all of the sudden Hilary is annoyed by them. It makes me question the run-in. If she had a chance to press charges it makes no sense to let them go. To go punishment free will just make the paps do it again.

  10. kibbles says:

    She is joining Kristen Bell and Dax’s annoying C-list celebrities club who are expressing faux outrage against the paparazzi in order to gain any media attention to help their flailing careers. At least that is what this seems like to me. Next she will be on Access Hollywood having a debate on this issue alongside Kristen and Dax. No one cares about Hilary Duff and the only reason why she is getting attention is due to her divorce to a billionaire.

    • Cali says:

      This. And I’ll bet it was Coldwater Canyon park – where allll the celebs go to pose “see! we’re such a normal, wholesome, happy family!” pics for the paps.

      She should just be quiet and keep her little arrangement like the other daily dialers. She’s trying to hop on the bandwagon for attention. It bums me out because I could accept their under the table deals before but now that so many are acting all hypocritical about it, it irks me to no end.

      I saw Fameflynet had a set of pics of Kristen, Dax and their kid on vacay this week. We wouldn’t touch them with a ten foot pole. It seemed like a set up. So she could howl “SEE! they’re stalking me! and you bastards bought the pictures! Shame!” yeah, cuz random paps just happened to be at the obscure location you were at, at exactly the precise moment you walked out…

  11. bns says:

    I’m sorry, but I really can’t bring myself to feel sorry for celebrities, especially over something like this. They need to build a bridge and get over it because there are plenty of celebs who manage to stay under the radar.

  12. Miffy says:

    Take a seat little Alecia from Malawi (to quote a local third world appeal ad) walking three miles one way for fresh water and hoping that she doesn’t die from something cured by over the counter medication such as diarrhea, Hillary Duff is here with the REAL children’s issue of today. I’m waiting with baited breath for UNICEF’s inevitable reports and/or rerouting of funds on this matter.

  13. TG says:

    I will go even further and suggest that there were no paps at the playground and she made that story up about getting two of them arrested and then letting them off with a stern warning. She was probably enraged that no one was there to see her being a good mommy so decided to yell about it. “If you aren’t here in 2 minutes with your camera I am calling the cops.”

  14. eliza says:

    I am so tired of these celebrities and their outrageous hypocrisy. They LOVE and need the attention, so paps are fine BUT when they get a bee in their bonnet they all of a sudden get on their high horses and get these morals. The children! The children!

    I wish the paps would start following totally random celebs and ignore all these hypocrites, then see how long the Affleck/Garners, Berry’s, Duff’s and Bell/Shepsrhds would last before begging to be photographed with their kids again?!

    • Erinn says:

      I’m sorry, but your point against it is my point for it. THEY are the famous ones. THEY are the ones who it makes sense to pap. Their children are children. They are not actors. They are not celebrities. They are babies and kids. I think it’s a completely valid thing to draw the line when it comes to children being photographed, no matter what your career choice is.

  15. vic says:

    Wonder what these people would do if suddenly no one paid attention?

  16. lower-case deb says:

    this is the problem with me trying to read tweets. i get confused.

    so she called the cops.
    made them arrest the paps.
    and then make them release the paps.

    slow day for cops?
    they don’t have anything better to do?

    if you call an ambulance and not use it you still have to pay for it. what about police?

  17. Kaylah says:

    Good lord, why is it that it’s the people that the paparazzi aren’t even checking for & also the ones that call them that complain about them sooo much.
    This is like Kim Kardashian and that whole the paparazzi is threatening both my life & my unborn baby, blah blah blah.
    And Hilary please. Everytime I see pictures of you out & about doing absolutely nothing you always look happy & excited to have your best friends there with you to capture every moment, so I don’t get why all of a sudden it’s without your permission. There are pictures of you at disneyland, taken by the paps with your husband & child. Did they just happen to find you there? Please FOH with your faux complaining.

  18. Isa says:

    This girl is always posting photos of her lips. Idk why she is so obsessed with them.

  19. diva says:

    I want somebody to call these celebs out on their bs so bad! People KIND OF did but I really want someone who wouldn’t be afraid to go against these celebs and will say that majority of them are calling the paps, making deals with them, and using their kids for publicity. You can’t have it both ways.

  20. Isa says:

    I just looked at Aaron’s twitter and one girl tweeted that the place he was performing at wasn’t handicap accessible so Aaron and another guy helped her. Warmed my cold heart a bit.

  21. Annaloo. says:

    I am worried I may be razzed by the celebitchy community (which I LOVE), but I just DO NOT CARE about celeb paparazzi complaints! Maybe make it mandatory to blur kids photos in publications as they do in the UK, and ban photogs from the perimeter of schools.. .. but fundamentally, I still have very little sympathy for the paparazzi complaints from people who have sought out the fame spotlight in the first place. These celeb kids already grow up in a industry-coddled, professionally connected and (likely) financially assured lifestyle than most normal people will ever know, and lack of privacy is just the price. That’s how the world works. I know I sound hard, but in my bones, I feel the whole thing of banning photographers is very elitist, and a slippery slope. Banning photos in one situation can lead to regressions in freedom of the press, of what and when photos can be taken or real life events. I just don’t think a celeb gets to choose when they are “making news”, bc as a celebrity, even going to the gas store, you are “making news”. It’s the lifestyle. It is the way it is, and you chose to pursue a fame-drenched/dependent field and become an actor. . It’s what keeps a celeb relevant, it translates to marketability and it’s also a never ending cycle.

    There is so much hypocrisy along the chain involving celeb kids getting papped, it runs from the celebs themselves ( eg. when one calls to get papped at the pumpkin patch or the Ivy) to the very readers condemning the pics, yet still choosing to click on links to look at pics. This is just the way it is, and there are bigger, more important issues in the world than a select group of pampered people wanting to be more exclusionary towards the very public that fund their films, support their shows, and buy their product.

    • MonicaQ says:

      All this. I refuse to click on articles about Real Housewives Brandi after her comments on child abuse. If you hate the paps taking pictures of kids, stop clicking/reading (us) and stop calling the paps on your kids some of the time but not all of the time (them).

      Yes, some–ok a lot–of paps are arseholes. In leu of dealing with those twatwaffles, you get millions of dollars. I deal with twatwaffles everyday and get a fraction of that.

    • littlestar says:

      Agree with everything you said. I too find it hard to find even the smallest amount of sympathy for celebs who complain about the paparazzi. You wanted fame, so you know what the “consequences” are. And not only that, there are plenty of very famous people who do a great job of rarely ever being photographed by the paps. Hilary obviously calls the paps, so it seems she only wants them around when it’s convenient to HER. And as for her posting tons of photos of her kid on Instagram etc, I’ll never understand why people go overboard with putting their kids on social media. Famous or not, it just seems dangerous to me.

  22. Marianne says:

    Oh puh-lease. She had no problem with it, when she was getting papped daily with her son before Kristen Bell and other celebrities got involved.

    She’s only getting angry now, cause she can’t pimp her kid out without looking like a bad mom.

  23. mercy says:

    She doth protest too much. I support everyone’s right to control when, where, and by whom they are photographed, especially when there are children involved. But this one seems to have had no problem posing for any pap that would take her picture, with and without her child. They also find her too often, with and without her child, for her not to have some sort of arrangement with them. She’s not famous enough to be stalked on a regular basis.

    If these particular paps were acting aggressive or rude, that’s another story. No one deserves that. If she’s changed her mind on the subject, she should say so. Until then, this is nothing more than another ploy for attention on her part. She’s exactly the sort of exceedingly pap friendly, oversharing faux celebrity who’s involvement damages the credibility of the #NoKidsPolicy movement. I support their goals, but I will not support people like Duff using them for their own self-serving agendas.

  24. Leslie says:

    Speaking of paps taking kids’ pictures…I haven’t seen any of the Gavin Rossdale/Gwen Stefani kids lately. I know she just had a baby, but wouldn’t there be pictures of them out with him or the nanny? I always assumed they were calling the paps.

    • candice says:

      No, I don’t think Gwen calls them. I think the paps stalk and follow her, but for some reason they’ve opted to leave her alone at the moment – which is quite weird since a baby shot would get them a lot of $$. Gwen is probably hibernating until she is looking more herself weight-wise would be my guess.

  25. Anon says:

    I agree with most here. Hillary definatley calls formdaily pap of herself. It is all she has right now to keep herself out there.

    i agree with the intrusion on the kids and should not be allowed. I feel it is every parent right to show with pride there own children as any parent carrying pics in wallet and phones and its therencall who they show them too under controlled circumstances as to what we see. Being a pap they are rude, do not have the well being ofthe child at heart and down right scary.. A whole different enviroment.

    Hillary right now is self serving herself.. She does indeed have a beautiful boy and I also doubt. She said much.. Lets see if paps ignore her calls now for her daily pap shots of herself.. Her daily pap shots seem to be not in areas that many celebs are papped.

    • Candy Love says:

      Her tweets seemed really odd to me so I did a google check and Hilary was just photograph with her son on the 13th so how did she go from not having a problem to 4 days later “cry” about how it against the law?

      Like I said above someone must have called her out on it.

  26. Loren says:

    I see her at the park and she puts on an over the top show for the paps. She’s so annoying. Go away lizzy!

  27. idk says:

    Wait, she said they just took pictures of her son. They didn’t harrass. It’s not illegal to take pics of people out in the public right? If I was at the park with a camera, I can take pics of whomever I want, regardless of age right? I always thought the law stated we could take pics in public without anyone’s permission as long as there is no harassment involved. So if I’m at the park with my niece and some random person starts taking pics of us and others with their phone, I can call the police? Or is this “law” just for celebs?

  28. Meggin says:

    Come on, the only reason people even know who she is anymore is because paps take pictures of her going out. Does she even make movies anymore? lol

  29. Lynn says:

    Imo Hilary does not call them she goes to same gym baby class so of course.. and she always smiles mostly because they label you pissed off if you are not. I’ve heard her defend apps having a job but that she worries on the effects. She also complained years ago.

    Maybe it is just me but why call paps and ask blogs to not post pics… it negates and unlike Kristin I never saw Hilary give an interview. I truly think some celebs do not want kids pictured just for the chaos it creates. This girl occasionally posts pics of her son it is the how she has a problem with… if I was a celeb I would feel the same what about when a non famous kid their friend is? All minors should be blurred it solves the problem. I can’t imagine people supporting paps over celebs even if you hate them. Parasitic mob.
    Before she got married she was still followed around A LOT.
    I dpn’t believe any celeb has a deal w DMITRY who are obsessed with every celeb.

    More offending people like Kristin cab etc exist at least she is not a reality star etc…

  30. Lynn says:

    Ugh hate autocorrect.. if you notice DM posts every celeb and non celeb out of a photo agency pictorial. Swear they have a hundred writers to write for each set.

    Anyway I find Hilary harmless and boring lol is she really releasing music? Believe it when I see I heard that a few years ago.She was a million times better actress than singer so. .. oh well I don’t keep up with her much. What is with that tailed purse…and I’d take her over ppl like Stewart at least she got famous on her own. She is the only Disney gal who appears happy and peaceful. I would be shocked if she asks a pap for anything.

    If any of you are ever in a papmob you have no idea how scary it is and I am an adult. With claustrophobia just awful. Kids shouldn’t be near that.

    I wish paps can be banned or a system where they all have name id and agency in public view. Some reality stars use their kids and this will stop that too. Hell the Kardashian likely would never have gotten this famous without publications publicizing them as fashionista. The fact it is ok to photo minors I will never know why parents should control it and any postings online, social media until child has independence. Good for her I did not see any pictures of the two out looks like her threat was successful . If people think kids are being used, is it not all the more reason to stop photos of kidlets?

    Aaron is nuts though I heard he is still playing Aaron’s party to people and on Twitter he has fans! Imo he acts like he would kidnap her any minute he should get with Lilo they are perfect. I find it kinda telling she is not starting divorce filings I won’t be stunned when they will get back together. I won’t be going on fam vacations on v day.The most amicable and drama free separation it’s why I always liked her she never puts or exaggerates drama.

  31. Does she not know, that WE know that she calls the paps? She’s on the Dailymail’s site at least two to three times a week…she hasn’t had a movie or a cd out in YEARS. Does she think we’re THAT dumb?

  32. serena says:

    I think she is a ‘fine’ actress and singer, I liked her back then, so I hope her comeback will be well received.