Blake Lively has claimed her children were “stalked” by paparazzi earlier this week in New York City.
The actress opened up about the “frightening” incident on social media, after a tabloid published paparazzi photos of her and her daughters James, 6, Inez, 4, and Betty, 21 months.
In a comment posted on Instagram, the 33-year-old wrote: “You edit together these images together to look like I’m happily waving. But that is deceitful.”
“The real story is: My children were being stalked by a men [sic] all day. Jumping out. And then hiding. A stranger on the street got into words with them because it was so upsetting for her to see.”
Blake said she tried to “calmly approach” the photographer to speak to him, but claimed he would “run away” before reappearing to take more photos.
The mother-of-three continued: “Do you do background checks on the photographs you pay to stalk children? Where is your morality here? I would like to know. Or do you simply not care about the safety of children?”
Blake then said she spoke to other members of the paparazzi, who agreed to leave her kids alone if she posed for some photos on her own.
Describing the incident as “frightening,” Blake asked the outlet to “tell the whole story.”
She added: “At minimum, listen to your followers. They too understand this is dark and upsetting that you pay people to stalk children.”
“Please stop paying grown ass men to hide and hunt children. There are plenty of pictures you could’ve published without the kids. Please delete. C’mon. Get with the times.”