American actor George Clooney 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 that my wife does leads her to confront and put terrorist groups on trial and we are very careful to keep our family safe,” said the protagonist of “Oceans 11” in an open letter that was published in the Variety magazine.
“We cannot protect our children if a publication puts their faces on the cover“he added.
George Clooney: The Petition
The 60-year-old star mentioned in his letter to the “Daily Mail and other publications” and said that he decided to write the letter when he saw that photos of actress Billie Lourd’s one-year-old son circulated. 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,” the letter says. “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. This 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.“.
George Clooney acusa al Daily Mail
The couple have 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 made up a note stating that their future mother-in-law opposed their marriage in 2014.
The newspaper apologized, but Clooney thanked the apology without accepting it.
The agency contacted the Daily Mail for a response on the letter, but has yet to respond.