Kristen Bell had the perfect response after a fan accused her of 'exploiting' a child actor in a new commercial
Have you seen Kristen Bell's kids lately?
Of course you haven't. The Good Place actress and her husband Dax Shepard are notoriously private when it comes to their offspring, never posting photos of them on social media, and in 2014 leading a successful campaign to pressure news outlets to stop showing paparazzi photos of celebrities' children.
"I'm telling you right now, we don't want our daughter's face anywhere ever until she decides because I have the utmost respect for her," Kristen said on an Access Hollywood segment, speaking of her daughter Lincoln.
With this in mind, when the pair launched a line of natural baby products earlier this week with a TV commercial that involved a child actor, inevitably, somebody was going to have something to say about it.
The Veronica Mars star uploaded the advert to her Instagram page with the caption: "We love u jordan, and @hellobello is here to help! We use less material in a chlorine free sustainably harvested fluff pulp diaper with less waste since we use less materials! And it’s one of the most absorbent ones on the market, so put us to the test! Check out Hellobello.com 💩🤟 And thank u to @wearebof bringing to life all the jokes we think are funny about babies!! #itsybitsywalmart". [sic]
Most people online adored the clip, praising the couple for Hello Bello, a collection of organic diapers, wipes, lotion, shampoo, bug spray and other baby products.
However, one person, in particular, was not impressed and turned to the comment section to accuse Kristen of "exploiting other people's children for monetary gain. "So your kids deserve privacy but you don't mind exploiting other people's children for monetary gain," they wrote.
However, rather than get flustered or defensive, the 38-year-old celebrity mum had the perfect calm and collected response, claiming there was a "big difference" between putting her kids on camera and putting a child actress on film.
"Well, there's a big difference," she replied. "If we expose our kid's faces, there is a real threat of them getting stalked, or of a stranger coming up to them and knowing their name. It's a safety thing. I don't fault other parents for showing their kids when they don't access they have the same safety concerns. And Jordan is not the little girl's real name, FYI."
After she politely shut down her critic, fans flocked to the comment section to praise Kristen for not losing her cool, and making some very valid points.
"I can’t imagine how hard it is to shield and protect your kids when you are in the spotlight. Totally understandable. You are smart parents," wrote one person, while another added: "You are smart for protecting them. Our world and society is messed up. People are so ignorant for being judgemental or even asking you your reasons. If it were me, I'd do exactly the same. Too many individuals are ill-minded and obsessed! Keep smiling."
A third fan wrote: "I’m not trying to be rude, using a paid child actor for a photo is completely different than Kristen Bell using her own children. Nobody knows who this child’s parents are. If Kristen post pics of her children or uses them in ads it’s a completely different ball game. As a Mother I would do the same if I were in her shoes." [sic]
Once again, Kristen Bell proves she's the best kind of person. She's without a doubt going to The Good Place.