A few years ago, Jennifer Garner helped Halle Berry pass California state legislation making it illegal for paparazzi to harass minors with famous parents!
During her testimony for the anti-papz bill, the actress told the committee that her son Samuel was terrified of the shutterbugs and flashing lights when ambushed by photographers.
Garner admitted that before the bill passed, 6 paparazzi cars were parked outside their home every day — and up to 15 to 20 cars on weekends!
While the legislation “has made things better,” the actress said she and her children are still regularly followed and photographed — and her now 4-year-old son does not love all the attention.
The famous momma told the TV doctor every time her son sees the papz, he says:
“I don’t like that. There are two things I don’t like, Mom. I don’t like men with cameras and I don’t like being laughed at. I don’t like if I feel like you’re laughing at me.”
Garner said that it’s hard not to laugh at her boy because “he is so funny,” but she told Samuel that they can’t make them go away, adding:
“That is just something he’s gonna have to grow up with, because if we move to Timbuktu, some fool in Timbuktu’s gonna buy a camera and follow us around, if they can make a living off of it.”
Oh, the price of fame!
We applaud the actress in making things less chaotic for the safety of her children!
[Image via Sony Pictures Television.]