If the mere thought of a six year old's birthday makes you break out in a cold sweat, imagine for a moment that your daughter is little Suri Cruise, who was literally swarmed by the pap at a recent outing to the American Girl store to buy a doll.
The progeny of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes has only been in the world for a few short years, but what kind of life must she have if this kind of pandemonium is her idea of normal?
By virtue of their career, celebrities open themselves up to the relentless attention of the paparazzi. And though most complain about the invasion of privacy, then turn around and accept six-figure payouts for photo ops. Clearly they can't have it both ways.
However, shouldn't there be strict boundaries, stringent legislation, when it comes to celebrity children like Suri? Surely more needs to be done to protect kids from the media's probing lens?