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Kidman Reveals Her Inner Lioness

One of the pitfalls of being a celebrity is the loss of privacy. Celebs can’t do the things most of us take for granted without being confronted by flashbulbs. Living in this fishbowl has even caused a few of them to snap from time to time. We are probably evenly divided on the issue of sympathy, some feeling that it comes with the territory and others, like myself, feeling that a little space is not too much to ask for.

One thing I’m sure we can all agree on, however, is that the children’s privacy should be protected, no matter how famous their parents are. Nicole Kidman, who gave birth to a daughter, Sunday Rose in July, has made it clear that she will protect her baby from unwanted attention.

When it comes to my kids, I’m like a lioness. I’m like, no one gets near my babies, ‘she is quoted as saying. I can certainly understand that sentiment. The obsession with celebrity has created an industry onto itself, with tabloids and paparazzi being the main players. Sadly, these photographers often go too far for that one big shot.

I remember seeing footage of Britney Spears on TV during the height of her troubles. There she was, a young mother trying to make it to her car, carrying one of her sons and wading through a throng of photographers, all clicking away.

Her child looked like a deer caught in headlights, literally, because all these flashbulbs were going off and it was impossible to shield him from them. As I looked at the terrified face of that child I wondered if any one of those photographers cared about what they were doing to him. Would they have liked to see their own children in a similar position?

Sadly, the old adage of treating others as you would want to be treated doesn’t seem to mean much any more. So I say bravo to Ms. Kidman for making her position clear. Opening up about her feelings she said, ‘It’s almost like my heart is stretching – I’m feeling like all these muscles stretch with emotion. It’s a beautiful love but there’s a lot of fear and pain for her life. I’m sure we can all relate to that.

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