You already know that actors Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are a fan favorite when it comes to celebrity couples. They’re both hilarious, good-looking, smart, and interesting, and when they’re together, the chemistry is palpable.
They’re also the proud parents of daughters Delta, 5, and Lincoln, 4. Kids are a blessing but there’s no denying that they can sometimes make relationships harder. Both Bell and Shepard keep things real on social media and in public appearances, speaking out about how hard marriage is sometimes and how much work it takes.
What you may not have known is that the couple has just started a new company, a line of all-natural baby products called Hello Bello to be sold at WalMart.
In the past, Bell and Shepard have been open about their desire to keep their kids’ lives private and not show them on social media. So when making a commercial for their new diapers, they used a child actor instead one of their own daughters.
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We love u jordan, and @hellobello is here to help! We use less material in a chlorine free sustainably harvested fluff pulp diaper with less waste since we use less materials! And it’s one of the most absorbent ones on the market, so put us to the test! Check out Hellobello.com 💩🤟 And thank u to @wearebof bringing to life all the jokes we think are funny about babies!! #itsybitsywalmart
Most of the comments on the video were about how cute and funny the commercial was, and how excited they were for the products.
But someone commented on the video accusing Bell of “exploiting other people’s children for monetary gain.”
Um. Yes. They’re called actors. And the thing about using an actor is that no one will know who that kid really is, or how to find her. It sounds creepy, but if someone were to become fixated on Lincoln or Delta, they’d know how to find them. They’d also know their names. In the commercial, this baby is an unidentified (very wee) actor who is getting paid and who is obviously not really named Jordan.
Which is pretty much what Bell said to the person who commented on the video.
She wrote back, “well, there’s a big difference. If we expose our kids faces, there is a real threat of them getting stalked, or of a stranger coming up to them and knowing their name. It’s a safety thing. I dont fault other parents for showing thier [sic] kids when they dont access they have the same safety concerns. And jordan is not the little girls real name, FYI.”
Okay, some of that comment is a little confusing, but I’m thinking Bell must have been typing super fast. And her message comes across just fine.
People on Instagram totally backed her up.
And more than few pointed out how dumb the commenter’s accusation of hypocrisy was.
And at least one person pointed out how unwise it was for the person to make the comment in the first place. You don’t mess with Kristen Bell, dammit.