Ashton Kutcher has taken to social media to blast news outlets for publishing paparazzi photos of his 7-month-old daughter, Wyatt.
The actor publicly slammed publications on Twitter after photos emerged of a casually dressed Kutcher carrying his baby girl in his arms, with a clear view of her smiling face. It’s the first time fans have seen Wyatt in full view.
“Why is it so hard for publications to respect that I would like the identity of my child kept private for safety reasons? Pls honor that,” he implored his 16.9 million followers.
The paparazzi pics were taken while Kutcher and partner Mila Kunis were visiting the seaside town of Carpinteria, Calif., with Kunis’ parents.
In the family photos, Wyatt sits comfortably in her father’s arms wearing a “Control Freak” T-shirt, striped black-and-white leggings, white sneakers and a polka dot headband.
Since Wyatt’s birth last September, Kutcher and Kunis have been vocal about protecting their daughter’s privacy.
In October, the engaged pair revealed the name of their firstborn child on Kutcher’s website, but hid Wyatt’s identity by posting photos of six newborns with the challenge: “Can you guess which one is ours, or does it really matter? All babies are cute.”
After her birth, the tech investor publicly wished Wyatt a life “filled with wonder, love, laughter, health, happiness, curiosity, and privacy.”
In February of last year, actors Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard launched the No Kids Policy, which aims to stop sharing, buying or posting photos of celebrities’ kids taken without consent.
Stars such as Jennifer Garner, Halle Berry, Minnie Driver, Eric Dane and Michelle Williams have thrown their support behind the cause.