Jennifer Garner’s 4 year old Samuel hates the paparazzi a lot. Does this mean Garner should stop acting?
On Wednesday, as reported by Entertainment Online, Jennifer revealed on “The Dr. Oz” show that her son hates the people with cameras following them around 24/7. “Of all my kids, he hates them the most,” she said. She said Samuel told her herself.
These were Samuel’s exact words, “There are two things I don’t like, Mom. I don’t like cameras, 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,” the sensitive boy said.
Affected, Garner said she told Samuel he had to deal with the paps. “They can’t hurt you. They can’t touch you. They’re far away. We can’t make them go away. We just have to live our lives, son, and do the best we can,” was what Garner told her son.
Does this mean she had to stop acting and stop being famous? Not really. Garner told Dr. Oz that this is the sad reality that her son had to deal with because it does not matter if they try to escape the paps, some will just eventually find them. “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,” Garner shared to Dr. Oz.
It can be remembered how hard the “Miracles From Heaven” star fought to have the “anti-paparazzi bill” implemented back in 2013, as reported by E Online. She and actress Halle Berry even joined forces and approached the California State Assembly committee regarding their experiences with celebrity photographers and how they torment their kids.
The two pushed for a legislation that would it illegal for paparazzi to hound little children of celebrities. They wanted a legislation that would prevent the paps from photographing a child without the “express consent of the parent or legal guardian.” Garner said in a statement to the California State Assembly committee that Samuel, who was 17 months old back then, was terrified of the shutterbugs and cries. The “anti-paparazzi” bill was signed later that year.