Is it unethical for celebrities to sell their children's photos for mind-boggling amounts of money?
It has been reported that Jessica Simpson has recently sold exclusive rights to her newborn daughter's first photographs to People magazine at a price tag of $800,000. Ms. Simpson is not the first celebrity to make this kind of deal; Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt made millions of dollars profit for sales of their children's photos, as did others such as Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie. Although celebrities have been doing this for some years, do you feel making big money for your child's photo is unethical?
Someone is going to make money off of the pictures. The parents might as well be the ones and get left alone by the paparazzi for a little longer. It is no more unethical for them to make the money as anyone else. The pictures will be released by someone and it should be the parents who benefit over anyone else. Perhaps if everyone wasn;t so eager to see the pictures, the parents wouldn't need to protect their children in this method. They will at least get approval rights.
AS regards all of this paparazzi B/S..... if you "follow the money" you find that the SOURCE of the money is YOU (US!).... people who purchase the magazines where these pics are published...... The pics have "value" because WE buy those magazines, so that WE can look at those pics. ADVERTISERS who want us to also look at ads for their products, PAY MONEY to publishers to include their ads, for their products, in those magazines...
IF there were no market for magazines (media) with those pictures in them, then the money source for paparazzi.... (and, for those who SELL their prurient pictures!) would dry up and disappear.
yes, its called greed and the more they have the more they want.
However it will be taken from them, when you throw the boomerang it comes back and hits you ten fold.
Who knows what they are really going through, money is not love. I am sure they can to some extend keep their children out of the media.
Some celebrities donate the sale of their children's pictures to different causes, and I believe that is a great investment towards helping out challenging situations that can improve lives around the world. I do know that when a celebrity provides pictures of their children they are not hassled as much as a celebrity who shelters the child from the public. A lot of money is involved when it come to the photos of celebrity children, because there is a demand promoted by the public.
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