On November 4, American actor George Clooney sent a public letter to “the Daily Mail as well as other outlets,” requesting that images and any mentions of his children not even be published. The actor pleaded with the media to keep his children out of the spotlight.
As per Deadline, the 60-year-old actor said in a release, “Having just seen photos of Billie Lourd’s 1-year-old baby in your publication, and the fact that you subsequently took those pictures down, we would request that you refrain from putting our children’s faces in your publication. I am a public figure and accept the oftentimes intrusive photos as part of the price to pay for doing my job. Our children have made no such commitment. The nature of my wife’s work has her confronting and putting on trial terrorist groups and we take as much precaution as we can to keep our family safe. We cannot protect our children if any publication puts their faces on their cover. We have never sold a picture of our kids, we are not on social media and never post pictures because to do so would put their lives in jeopardy. Not paranoid jeopardy but real-world issues, with real-world consequences. We hope that you would agree that the need to sell advertisement isn’t greater than the need to keep innocent children from being targeted.”
It’s not the first time a superstar has requested the privacy of their offspring. Michael Jackson, for example, wore elaborate facial masks on his children while they were small. Several celebrities refuse to post images of their children on social media, whereas others blur or otherwise disguise the children in the photos.
Ocean’s Elevenstar as well as Gravity George and Amal Clooney, a human rights lawyer, have twins who have been born in 2017. From 2014, the pair has indeed been married.