I think that celebrities who refuse to show their baby’s face in pictures that they post on their Tumblrs and Instagrams have the right idea, but then I have to wonder: Why bother posting them at all?
These are social media platforms they use for public consumption. These aren’t their private Instagrams or Tumblrs. So, if they’re so intent (and, again, rightfully so), on hiding their child’s face in order to protect their child, why even bother including the coy picture at all?
I’ve seen it on both Carey Hart and Beyoncé’s public social media platforms: pictures of their daughters from behind or hidden somehow (Beyoncé put a photo of Blue Ivy hidden by a cowboy hat on her Instagram this week). All they are doing by doing that is driving the public curiosity and, consequently, the paparazzi price for a photo of their child’s face up.
They are, in essence, working against themselves and the safety of their child.