When it comes to protecting her family, Hilary Duff is not to be messed with.
Duff posted a video on her Instagram, of a confrontation she had with a stranger who was taking photos of her son and his soccer team during a match.
The actress asked the man to stop taking photos of her son and his teammates, but he told her, “I’m not here to scare you or anything like that. Your paranoia is unwarranted.”
“Then I will just post this to my 15 million followers on Instagram and let people know how creepy it is that this is what you’re choosing to do on your Saturday morning,” Duff told him in the video.
She defended her actions during her appearance on the Talk, telling the panelists, “This guy was standing closer to the kids than the coaches on the frontline, closer than any of the parents were sitting.”
Duff added, “This wasn’t cool with me and that’s my opinion, that it’s wrong, and whatever universe I’m in I’m going to protect my kids.”
Viewers shared their opinions about the confrontation on Twitter, and some said Duff did the right thing:
I’ll back Hillary any day of the week about random phototogs from taking pics of my kids at ball practice when mine were 12 and 9 I ran off a sketchy looking photog years ago. They are 40 and 37 now. Always protect your children.— Patty Coe (@Babooto4) February 28, 2020
BRAVO to HD for what she did to that photographer. DID she press ASSAULT charges for when he grabbed her phone? I HOPE SO!!!— Rocco Reyna (@Rocco_licious) February 28, 2020
But others said Duff was out of line and should apologize:
@TheTalkCBS I beg to differ in the case of a photog photographing the kids. there is a right and wrong way to approach people who are breaking no laws. I get that you are concerned but understand that to demonize and call someone creepy just because you don’t agree is not right.— Mark OneWolf (@1wolfphotograph) February 28, 2020
If the show is live, please ask @hilaryduff— Diana Martini (@DianaMartini18) February 28, 2020
if she wants to apologize to the photog for filming him!
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