KEY POINTS

  • "Comments by Celebs" IG page re-shared Blake Lively's fierce response to the tabloid
  • "People stop paying grown-ass men to hide and hunt children," she said
  • Lively praised those who are “making a difference” by respecting the privacy 

Blake Lively took to Instagram Monday to urge people to stop exploiting celebrity children. Her post comes days after she called out a tabloid for posting paparazzi photos of her and her children with Ryan Reynolds without consent.

In an Instagram Story on Monday, Lively praised those who are “making a difference” by respecting the privacy of celebrity children. She particularly mentioned the account “Comments By Celebs,” which re-shared her recent plea asking photographers and media outlets to stop publishing images of celebrities’ underage family members.

“And thank you to everyone—publications, accounts, all the PEOPLE—who have put their foot down to stop the scary exploitation of CHILDREN,” she captioned her message. “You’re making a difference already!!! Thank you,” she added.

On July 17, “Comments by Celebs” shared the “Gossip Girl” alum’s response to the paparazzi images of her children posted by a tabloid online. Lively responded to the Instagram page’s re-share, saying, “Thank you for sharing. One simple thing people can do is stop following and block any publications or handles who publish kid’s pictures.”

The actress also urged the Instagram page to report pages that share photos of celebrity children or send them a personal message sharing why they don’t follow them. “All are trying to service an audience,” she wrote. “So if that audience makes it clear they don’t want something—like photos of children obtained by men frightening and stalking them—the publication or account will do what the audience wants,” she continued.

Lively went on to say that many have already stopped sharing photos of celebrity children because people demanded it. “So thank you to everyone who’s made the difference already. And thank you again for sharing. It’s f**king scary,” she said.

Previously, Lively shared her recent experience with paparazzi stalking her children all day, describing it as “frightening.” After photos of her children surfaced online, she slammed the tabloid behind the paparazzi photos on Instagram, saying, “Where is your morality here? I would like to know. Or do you simply not care about the safety of children?” 

“People stop paying grown-ass men to hide and hunt children. There are plenty of pictures you could’ve published without the kids. Please delete. C’mon. Get with the times,” she added. The post has since been taken down.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively at the “Deadpool 2” screening on May 14, 2018, in New York City. Photo: Getty Images/Michael Loccisano