American actor George Clooney He has asked the press not to publish images of his children to avoid putting them in danger. The Oscar winner says his wife Amal Clooney, as a human rights lawyer, deals with dangerous people, which could target their children in case someone wants to avenge their work.
“The type of work my wife does leads her to confront and prosecute terrorist groups, and we are very careful to keep our family safe.”said the “Oceans 11” star in an open letter that was published in Variety magazine. “We cannot protect our children if a publication puts their faces on the cover”, added.
The 60-year-old star mentioned in her letter to the “Daily Mail and other publications,” and said she decided to write the letter after seeing photos of actress Billie Lourd’s one-year-old son circulating. Lourd, 29, is the daughter of the late actress Carrie Fisher.
“I am a public figure and I accept the sometimes invasive photos as part of the price I have to pay to do my job”says the letter. “Our children do not have that commitment.”
“We never sold a photo of our children, we are not on social media and we never post photos because that could put their lives in danger. It is not about paranoia, but about real issues, with real consequences ”, Clooney wrote.
“We hope everyone agrees that the need to sell advertising is no greater than the need to keep innocent children from being targeted.” The couple has twins, born in 2017.
Clooney has already taken on the Daily Mail, the British tabloid that has successfully exported its celebrity-focused tabloid journalism to the United States thanks to a popular web version.
The “Gravity” actor accuses the newspaper of having fabricated a note stating that his future mother-in-law opposed his marriage in 2014. The newspaper apologized, but Clooney thanked the apology without accepting it. AFP contacted the Daily Mail for a response on the letter, but has not yet responded.