George Clooney Makes Public Plea Asking Media To Stop Publishing Pictures of His Kids

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George Clooney has called on the media to stop sharing pictures of celebrities’ children, including his own…

This comes as photos of Billie Lourd’s son were shared by the Daily Mail…

And Clooney worries he won’t be able to keep his own kids safe.

Scroll on to read what he had to say…

Now, George Clooney is one of the most loved celebrities of all time…

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Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Clooney quickly evolved to become part of Hollywood’s elite.

But he didn’t start off acting in the typical way…

Clooney’s close cousin got him a little role in a feature film and that made him want to pursue a fully-fledged career in the world of TV and film.

And from there on, his career skyrocketed…

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Behind him stands an impressive track record of notorious work including From Dusk Till Dawn, Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen, and Syriana.

But he isn’t just well known for his acting…

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The actor famously founded “Not On Our Watch” – an organization that aims to stop the genocide in Sudan – with his Ocean’s Eleven co-stars, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, and Brad Pitt, and producer Jerry Weintraub.

His humanitarian organization also donated a staggering $500,000 to the cause…

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With much of the funding going through the United Nations World Food Program.

And he’s incredibly generous too…

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One of the actor’s longtime friends, Rande Gerber, told MSNBC that Clooney had invited his closest friends over for dinner one night only to surprise them each with a lavish gift…

Suitcases each filled with a million dollars.

Extravagant doesn’t even describe it.

George Cluney himself even opened up about it…

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In a profile with GQ, the actor told the full story of that now-famous gift giving – and it turns out it actually happened.

Clooney explained how the gesture happened just before the premiere of Gravity in 2013.

The movie wound up being a “very good deal” for him, he said, because he was paid based on percentages of box-office revenue.

So he decided to give a little back to those closest to him…

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He explained: “And I thought, what I do have are these guys who’ve all, over a period of thirty-five years, helped me in one way or another.”

He elaborated…

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“I’ve slept on their couches when I was broke. They loaned me money when I was broke. They helped me when I needed help over the years. And I’ve helped them over the years.”

He thought, why wait?

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“We’re all good friends, and I thought, you know, without them, I don’t have any of this. And we’re all really close, and I just thought basically if I get hit by a bus, they’re all in the will. So why the f*** am I waiting to get hit by a bus?”

According to GQ, Clooney’s research led him to “an undisclosed location” in Los Angeles where pallets of cash are held for sale.

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“So Clooney got an old beat-up van that said ‘Florist’ on it like he was in a heist movie, and he drove downtown, and he got in an elevator with the florist’s van, and he took the van down to the vault and loaded it up with cash,” the GQ reporter Zach Baron wrote in the profile. “He told no one but his assistant ‘and a couple of security guys that were s****ing themselves.'”

When they finally arrived, Clooney gave a heartwarming speech about how much they had meant to him…

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And said he wanted to give back, before presenting them with the suitcases.
“We open it up, and it’s $1 million in $20 bills,” Gerber told MSNBC. “Every one of us – fourteen of us – got a million dollars. Every single one of us. We were in shock. Like, ‘What is this?'”

He clearly has a lot of good friends…

And as you can see, Clooney seems to be a pretty well-rounded man on and off-screen, so it’s no wonder why he has so many fans.

And his latest public plea has seen him gain even more supporters…

Clooney has publically called for media outlets, particularly the Daily Mail, to stop sharing photos of celebrities’ kids, highlighting the safety issue it causes.

According to Today, Clooney issued “an open letter to the Daily Mail and other publications.”

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After he saw pictures on the online publication of actor Billie Lourd’s 1-year-old son.

He shared his own security issues stating that his kids are constantly in the firing line of celebrity photographers and journalists…

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Due to the high-profile nature of his and his wife’s jobs, particularly because Amal Clooney is a human rights lawyer.

Clooney started the letter to the Daily Mail by bringing up the pictures of Lourd’s son, which have since been taken down…

He wrote: “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.”

He continued: “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.”

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“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.”

Concluding his letter, Clooney wrote: “We hope that you would agree that the need to sell advertisements isn’t greater than the need to keep innocent children from being targeted.”

He signed it off with “Thank you, George Clooney.”