Pink Unveils Photos of Baby Willow in Response to Paparazzi’s ‘Aggressive Measures’
Pink, who gave birth to her first child Willow on June 2, is angered by the paparazzi's efforts to capture photos of her new baby girl, she says on her website. In turn, she decided to release a picture of her newborn to PEOPLE. On a lighter note, Willow is absolutely gorgeous, and the family is beaming with happiness in this photo.
In a statement posted by the 31-year-old singer, Pink says she and husband Carey Hart are set to release a series official photos of Willow Sage to prevent photographers from "stalking" her. The money from the sale of the pictures will be donated to children's charities like the Ronald McDonald House and Autism Speaks.
"Due to the unsettling, surprisingly aggressive and unsafe measures that the paparazzi seem to be willing to go to in order to secure that 'first shot' of our daughter -- stalking us, chasing us in cars and sitting outside of our home all day and all night, as new parents Carey and I decided that we would release personal photos of our Willow, and donate all of the money to charity."
She continues, "We recognize that celebrity has its upsides and downsides and do our best to manage just being people without hiring stylists and bodyguards before one of us goes to the store to buy some milk. I've seen some photos of myself that make me smile and some that make me less smiley. But you see, it's one thing to harass and stalk us, the adults, the celebrity that signed up for this life, but children should be protected and safe. There should be a clear distinction between us."
Pink goes on to question why the United States doesn't deem the paparazzi's behavior illegal, but ultimately makes a definitive statement in her post. "We don't want you to take our little girl's picture. We don't want you to one day follow our little girl home from school. We don't want our little girl's picture in a magazine or on a blog. If you take or publish her picture, it is against our wishes and without our consent as parents, as people."
Although the paparazzi is clearly pissing Pink off, she isn't letting it get in the way of her joy. "You hear people say it all the time, how life changes so drastically. But you can't possibly grasp how beautiful that is until you have your child," she says. If you want to read more about Pink's new life as a mother, fans can pick up the all-new issue of People, which hits stands on Friday, June 24.
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