George Clooney has issued a plea to tabloids about showing his children’s faces in photographs.

The actor and his wife, Amal Clooney, have two children – four-year-old twins Ella and Alexander.

In an open letter to the Daily Mail where he had seen the publication had published pictures of actress Billie Lourd’s one-year-old baby, which were subsequently taken down, the 60-year-old father asked for the same to be considered for his children.

Acknowledging he is a public figure, and accepting that he will sometimes experience “intrusive photos as part of the price to pay for doing my job”, he explained his children have made “no such commitment”.

 

In fact, he explained, that due to Amal’s work as a top human rights barrister, “confronting and putting on trial terrorist groups”, publishing photographs of their children’s faces makes things incredibly dangerous for them as a family.

“We have never sold a picture of our kids, we are not on social media and never post pictures because to do so would put their lives in jeopardy,” he said. “Not paranoid jeopardy but real world issues, with real world consequences. We hope that you would agree that the need to sell advertisements isn’t greater than the need to keep innocent children from being targeted.”

Since welcoming their twins in 2017, Amal and George have ensured to keep their privacy a top priority.

Read the full excerpt of the actor’s letter below.
Having just seen photos of Billie Lourd’s one-year-old baby in your publication, and the fact that you subsequently took those pictures down, we would request that you refrain from putting our children’s faces in your publication.

I am a public figure and accept the oftentimes intrusive photos as part of the price to pay for doing my job. Our children have made no such commitment. The nature of my wife’s work has her confronting and putting on trial terrorist groups and we take as much precaution as we can to keep our family safe. We cannot protect our children if any publication puts their faces on their cover.

We have never sold a picture of our kids, we are not on social media and never post pictures because to do so would put their lives in jeopardy. Not paranoid jeopardy but real world issues, with real world consequences. We hope that you would agree that the need to sell advertisements isn’t greater than the need to keep innocent children from being targeted.

Thank you,
George Clooney.

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