Nicole Richie has a major bone to pick with the paparazzi – and pap agency X17 in particular.
Richie – who has two young kids with fiance Joel Madden – has blasted the agency for publishing a video taken outside her daughter Harlow’s school as Madden dropped her off.
“THANK YOU so much for posting the video of your employees sitting outside of my daughter’s school, because now the entire world can see how creepy and disgusting you are,” Richie wrote on her official blog.
“You do not get to spend 200 dollars on a camera, and think that gives you a free pass to shadow my child. These are strangers, grown men, stalking young children. You think that’s ok?”
The video clip published by X17 showed Madden approaching the cameramen with his own camera, warning them, “You guys better hope you’re alright sitting outside of a school, [because] I’m gonna have all your tags run and everything.”
Richie added: “Here’s a better visual: Pulling up to school and seeing grown men slouched in black windowed cars outside of a preschool, all day. I’m not even there, so you cannot say you are following me as you always do. You are stalking the children. Now how do you feel?
“I PROMISE YOU that I am going to do a background check on each and every person that I see there. For the safety of my children and others. Because the last time I did a check on your staff, I found they had no license. Remember that day? The day that ended with a car accident and me in a hospital?” she wrote.
“YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES. These are young children and you should know better. X17, you are irresponsible and repulsive. Consider this a warning. Nicole Richie.”
There’s been no comment from X17, but it looks like they’ve yanked the video in question from their website.
Good on you, Richie. Paps should not be allowed to shadow kids outside a school like that. Bloody parasites!