Why Blake Lively Is Livid With Instagram

Plenty of celebrities do not allow their kids to be photographed, from Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, to Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell (via Insider). In fact, the latter duo started the "No Kids Policy" in 2014 to stop magazines and websites from taking and publishing photos of stars' kids (via Grazia).

Another star couple that doesn't post pictures of their kids, or want them published by print or online outlets, is Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. Their three children, James, Inez, and Betty, are not fair game for paparazzi, as the actress has publicly stated in the past. 

In July, Lively chastised a publication for sharing photos of her with her brood, saying, "You edit together these images ... to look like I'm happily waving. But that is deceitful" (via Today).

She went on to ask the publication in regards to the "frightening" incident that involved a photographer stalking her family, "Where is your morality here? I would like to know. Or do you simply not care about the safety of children?"

Now, the "Gossip Girl" star is calling out Instagram after more images featuring her kids were posted without her consent (via IMDb and People).

Blake Lively is very clear about her demands

After seeing photos of her family, including Reynolds, and featuring her kids, posted on Instagram, "The Town" actress shared a comment letting the fan page know this was not okay (via People).

"This is so disturbing," she blatantly said, going on to write on the account's post, "I've personally shared with you that these men stalk and harass my children. And you are still posting. You said you would stop. You personally promised me."

"This is not casual appreciation," Lively went on to blast the account, adding, "This is YOU also exploiting very young children." 

"Please. Delete. Please," Lively very clearly asked the account. "Some parents are ok with this. We. Are. NOT," the actress and entrepreneur finished her post by declaring.

Twitter supports the star parents — who were burned before

As BuzzFeed reports, the star also encouraged her fans to unfollow Instagram accounts that post pictures of star kids without permission. "You all make a difference," she told her followers on Instagram.

On Twitter, fans stepped up to support Lively, with one person opining, "​​How is it still legal to be a paps? So many footage of them over stepping, harassing people and there's no consequences." Another supporter begged publications in part, "Please respect their wishes and kids privacy and not post them especially paparazzi pics that's just disrespectful."

"I totally agree. Leave the kids ALONE!!!" another person tweeted. "Totally with Blake on this, kids are NOT up for grabs here," someone else said.

Meanwhile, it seems the star couple may be so protective of their family's privacy due to an early experience in which a longtime friend of Reynolds tried to sell a delivery room image. As the actor told GQ in 2015, "I mean, I don't think he thought he would ever be caught. But it's a pretty narrow group of people that I would send photos like that to. They're just, like, my closest family and my closest friends: 'Here's us in the delivery room!'" (via CNN).

Reynolds went on to say he had to cut the person out of his life for good.