A day after Blake Lively called out an Instagram account focusing on celebrity kids for posting photos of her family without permission, she managed to do the seemingly impossible. Yahoo reports that the photos in question got taken down, though not without the image making headlines thanks to the account Comments by Celebs (which has also taken down its post).
"This is so disturbing," Blake wrote initially, even going as far as saying that she'd contacted the account personally to voice her concerns. "I've personally shared with you that these men stalk and harass my children. And you are still posting. You said you would stop. You personally promised me. This is not casual appreciation. This is YOU also exploiting very young children. Please. Delete. Please. Some parents are ok with this. We. Are. NOT."
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"Thank you to everyone UNFOLLOWING accounts who exploit children," Lively wrote to her followers in a now-expired Instagram Story after the photos in question were taken down. "YOU make ALL the difference. Thank you for your integrity. Thank you."
Earlier this year, Lively accused a photographer of "stalking" her and her family for an entire day.
"My children were being stalked by a men [sic] 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," she wrote on Instagram at the time. "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?"
Lively pleaded with publications to step up and refuse to pay for photos of celebrity children, saying that there are other photos they can use and other things they can cover that don't involve endangering children.
"At minimum," she added, "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."