Blake Lively is personally approaching fans and asking them not to share this one photo

By Stephanie Nuzzo April 7, 2018
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“Thank you for your support but please remove this photo right away.” 

Blake Lively has come out swinging after a number of publications shared photos taken by paparazzi of her three-year-old daughter, James, at a Martha Stewart Easter event. 

According to Page Six, the photos were captured by a photographer who was hiding in the bushes as an Easter egg hunt played out and they were then published by titles including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

Lively, however, wasted no time in having them removed from the Internet after she discovered the images had been captured and distributed without her permission.

She hasn’t stopped there, either. Lively has respectfully approached a number of fans who have shared the photo online, asking them to remove it. 

Page Six shared a screenshot of an interaction between Lively and a fan, Instagram user @Blake_Lively_Fan_99, where she commented:

“Thank you for your support but please remove this photo right away. It was taken without my knowledge or consent by a man hiding. Thank you!!!!”

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A representative for Lively shared a message with the publication on the behalf of the actress and mother-of-two: 

“We appreciate all magazines, Web sites and publications who are standing by protecting the privacy of children and vowing to cut off the supply chain to help end the stalking of children,” they said. 

Can you blame her? She may have chosen a life in the public eye, but her kids sure haven’t. And hiding in the bushes taking photos of children is just plain creepy. 

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