Blake Lively just roasted the fuck out of the Daily Mail AU in their own Instagram comment section in a now-deleted post using an image of her and her kids, unblurred, and without her permission. You simply love to see it, folks.
Yesterday, the Daily Mail had the audacity to publish a paparazzi shot of Lively and her kids in New York City. Distressingly, the image did not blur out her children’s faces and, according to the actress, was not taken with her permission.
In true DM fashion (read: white nonsense), the headline for the article read: “Blake Lively proves to be a hands-on m[u]m as she expertly wrangles ALL THREE daughters James, six, Inez, four, and Betty, one, while out in NYC”. Excuse me while I say that that headline alone is EXHAUSTING to read.
When the Australian edition of the publication shared the article on Instagram and sneakily edited the photo with another of her smiling, Blake Lively called them out for it and put them on blast.
“You edit together these images together to look like I’m happily waving. But that is deceitful,” she replied in the comments of Daily Mail Australia’s Instagram post.
“The real story is: my children were being stalked by a man all day. Jumping out. And then hiding.
“A stranger on the street got into words with them because it was so upsetting for her to see. When I tried to calmly approach the photographer you hired to take these pictures in order to speak to him, he would run away.
“And jump out again at the next block.”
The actress, who shares her three children with fellow star Ryan Reynolds, continued and asked the outlet: “Do you do background checks on the photographs you pay to stalk children?”
“Where is your morality here? I would like to know. Or do you simply not care about the safety of children?
“The photographers who would speak to me, I was able to agree to smile and wave and let them take my picture away from my children if they would leave my kids alone. Because it was frightening.
“Tell the whole story, Daily Mail AU. At a minimum, listen to your followers.
“They too understand this is dark and upsetting that you pay people to stalk children. Please 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.”
The Daily Mail AU has since deleted the Instagram post. But, when it was active, Lively’s comment had more than double the likes of the actual post made by the Daily Mail—13,494 likes compared to 5,547. Eat it, paparazzi.