Kourtney Kardashian Flips Out at Photogs Swarming Around Penelope

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kourtney kardashianLove all those adorable photos of the Kardashian babies? Well those photos come at a price, and sometimes that price is too high, even for this publicity-hungry family. Kourtney Kardashian blew up at the paparazzi recently, and it was all caught on video. Photographers followed her out of a Beverly Hills store while she was shopping with Penelope on her hip. An assistant shouted at them to give the mama some space to walk, but that wasn't enough. Kourtney ended up yelling at the photogs, too -- and then, when someone asked her a question, she really let them have it.

The whole video (which you'll have to watch via the link above) just makes me cringe. It's one thing to harass a grownup celeb. But when that celeb is holding a baby? And you've got a mom pinned against a wall? It looks terrifying, even for a Kardashian. Kourtney gets tough and tells the photographers to back off with a very threatening pointed finger in their faces. Good for her.

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It's no surprise when Penelope starts crying. That situation looks way too intense for a one-year-old. They finally back up, but then someone has to go and ask, "Hey Kourtney, how was the wedding?"

"Don't talk to me ever when I'm with my kids."

"All right," the photog says. And you think he gets it. But then he follows up with "What do you think of all this paparazzi..."

"SHUT THE F*CK UP!" Kourtney says.

And he's still gunning for some Alec Baldwin-style provoking. "Really? So do you think they should give you more respect when you're with a kid?" No, asshat. You should give Kourtney's baby more respect -- or at least some space.

This video is cringey mostly because of what it puts Penelope through. But I also gasped when Kourtney let out that F-bomb in front of her daughter. Granted, I'm not one to talk -- my son has definitely hear that word come out of my mouth, too. But I think just about every mom regrets that slip immediately after it happens. Most of us let it happen only when we're under a lot of stress, so this really speaks to how Kourtney must have been feeling at the moment.

I know Kourtney has pretty much signed a deal with the devil when it comes to her career. She's traded her privacy for her fame. But what about her kids? If she sets some ground rules with the paparazzi (and it sounds like she has), does she have the right to expect them to respect her limits? I think pure human decency should be guiding these photographers to back off around children. Even if you think a celeb is a shameless fame whore (or whatever degrading, insulting language you insist on using), you shouldn't punish their children, too.

Do you think Kourtney has the right to set limits with photographers around her kids, or has she given up those rights because of her career?


Image via Kourtney Kardashian/Instagram

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ncchicky ncchicky

They need to leave her alone, and she needs to maybe curve her lang. around her kids.

linzemae linzemae

Paparazzi are disgusting. Boundaries need to be set!

nonmember avatar Laura

Being famous doesn't give others the right to your personal life. If someone followed you after seeing you work at McDonalds, they would be a stalker. Add a TV show and suddenly it's ok?! And to attack a woman with a child is ludicrous. They knew they were crowding then, that they were scaring a child but they did it anyway. Shame on them!

And really, criticizing her language?! You don't poke a bear holding a cub and not expect then to growl. They should consider themselves lucky that all she did was drop an F bomb.

Kathy Frederick

I think it should be a law, this is 2013 and nothing has been done in the courts to protect these children, its shameful , wake up congress, senators, exc. these children deserve the freedom to be children, I think that trumps the freedom the paparazzi have.

crunc... crunchymomma87


They have a TV show and INVITE people in to their lives. Of course they will be a hot pap target, at all times. People pay MONEY to buy those photos and videos of her, angry or not. She's, in turn, getting more fame and more money, while you feel sorry for her? 

No, I don't feel sorry for her or her child. You made your bed, now lie in it. She CHOSE this life for herself. If she didn't want photogs following her she should go shop somewhere else or not take her daughter out. She KNOWS at this point that they follow her everywhere and don't care about getting run over or hit (by other celebs) and only care about selling photos. 

Where is this phantasy world you people live in? Celebritys in PUBLIC can not stop people taking photos, because they're in public. 

You're right, it's 2013. We've got WAY bigger things to worry about than passing lows that make it illegal to take photos of people in public. There goes "people of walmart" and so many other great websites!

tiafez tiafez

the Kardashian family courts, woos, and buys the photos and press but then sets limits on what the press can do? I think all kids should be off limimts but this shows us clearly what can happen when your entire family invites the world into bed with them. yes it's a mess and kids should be protected... however, this is the world the Kardashians wanted and built to be their stage. 


Christine Hunter

From what I've seen the paparazzi goes over board allthe time. Just because you sign up to be in the public eye there should still be a level of respect. Kourtney had the right to say whatever she wanted to when it comes to protecting herself or her daughter/family. Why is it so hard for the paparazzi to stand back and let this celebrity family or any other be able to move around freely without pushing, shoving screaming just being assholes. Let the Kardashians enjoy their days out with their kids without all the crap from the paparazzi. Ther should be boundaries set so that no one gets hurt, or children are not terrified!

nonmember avatar Melissa

Paparazzi r in.decent humans with no common courtesy. Cuz crowding a "celeb" when she and let alone her BABY r uncomfortable is dumb not to mention your still NOT gonna get answers to your stupid questions. And they should feel horrible for making nelly cry. Poor baby girl. Love love lovr kdolls

Diann May

Good for her! I would be in their face like white on rice. But I understand she was trying not to frighten her daughter. She is a great Mom. Too bad she can't have a relaxing shopping day. There has got to be a law soon to protect these children.

Sharron Shoulders

I Like the Kardashians and their style.

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