I have plenty of problems with Kelsey Grammer, but this latest move should outrage even his devoted fans (if he still has any?). He and his wife Kayte Walsh were spotted outside LAX yesterday with their adorable 4-month-old daughter, Faith. Cameras rolled as they got into their chauffeured car, made sure their coffees were on board, and then drove off ... without putting Faith in any kind of car seat.
It's absolutely unthinkable that they could have done it, as we all know absolutely dangerous it is to drive with a child in a car unrestrained EVER. Not only that, it's illegal. If nothing else, you'd think they would have learned something from the whole Britney Spears debacle a few years back. Surely they couldn't be that clueless and careless, could they?
Well, footage from TMZ seems to indicate that yes, perhaps they may be. Watch it after the jump.
I see no car seat, do you? And there's really no excuse for that ... though, of course, they have one -- however flimsy it may be. This afternoon Kelsey's rep told E! News they didn't actually leave the airport without her in a car seat. Apparently they were trying to avoid the paparazzi and Kelsey went back in to get the car seat and met up with them somewhere later to install it. The rep said:
Did the car drive a few yards without the car seat? Yes. At no time does the video show them leaving the airport with the baby not in the car seat.
Well, at least there's that. I don't give them much credit, but I think they're smart enough not to drive the streets of L.A. without Faith in a car seat -- especially with cameras filming them. But they shouldn't have driven at ALL with that baby unsecured. Airports are some of the most dangerous places to drive as people have no clue what they're doing most of the time. So even if they were just circling around for awhile, it's still way too big of a risk to take.
I'm sure they didn't think it was a big deal, but no one ever plans to be in a car accident. They happen when you least expect them. So you have to be prepared and do your best to keep your children safe -- and that means car seats. It's not always convenient, but it's always the right thing to do.
Do you think it's a big deal if they drove around the airport without a car seat?
Image via Pacific Coast News