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Bec Judd Wants The Paparazzi Laws To Change To Protect Children: ‘Kids Get A Hard Time Too’

Bec Judd wants the laws to change when it comes to the paparazzi taking pictures of celebrity kids without their permission.

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‘I’m Fair Game… When Children Are Involved, That’s Unacceptable’

Bec, 34, has hit out against photographers taking snaps of her children when they are out in public.

“You should not be followed by a stranger who takes photos of your kids and sells them for commercial purposes,” the mum-of-four tells The Herald Sun.

I understand I’m fair game in public spaces, but when children are involved… that’s unacceptable.

“They can take a picture of your kids and there’s nothing you can do about it. The rights are with the paparazzo. I find that appalling. I want to change that law.”

Bec, who is married to former AFL player Chris Judd, added that she knows several ‘high profile mums’ who feel the same way she does.

“Their kids get a hard time, too,” she said. “I know it’s boring when celebrities complain about paps because the public think it’s a privilege to be followed. But children need to be protected.”

Bec Was Stalked By A Mum And Son Paparazzi Team

Bec also recalled a time she was stalked by a mum-and-son paparazzi team.

“I saw a mum, mid to late 40s, and a teenage boy. I thought: ‘They’re not paps, they’re a mum and a son,’” she added.

“Then he walks towards me, pulls a camera from his bag, and says politely: ‘Hi Rebecca. Congratulations on the twins!’

“I was gobsmacked. I was like: ‘Mate, is that your mum?’ And he’s: ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah.’ We drove all the way from Adelaide to take photos of you.’ I still cannot believe it.”

This comes as Bec’s daughter Billie, three, has signed on as the face of a new Barbie range at Myer. Bec says she always checks whether her kids are keen to be photographed first.

“I always ask my kids: ‘Do you wanna do this?’ If they don’t want to do it, they don’t do it. If I’m taking photos at home, for example, I ask: ‘Do you want to be in a shot?’ If not, fine, the camera goes away,” she says.

“You’ve got to respect your child’s wishes.”

Meanwhile, Bec reveals she’s kept all of her positive pregnancy tests.

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