Married stars Bell and Shepard launched a Twitter.com campaign last month (Jan14), asking devotees to help them protect their baby daughter, Lincoln, from the paparazzi by refusing to purchase magazines which plaster images of stars' kids all over its pages.
Angry Bell wrote, "I wont do interviews 4 (sic) entities that pay photogs to take pics of my baby anymore (sic). I care more about my integrity & my values than my career.
"The 'look at the celebs kid at the park!' teaches us a disengaged voyeurism. think abt (about) how being followed by photos all day effects The Kid.' Now think about how you play the Most Necessary role in the sad chain of events-the consumer. Things won't change till the consumer does."
Milano retweeted the messages at the time and now she has publicly voiced her support for the cause.
Sharing her own photo of her young son Milo, she writes, "Please don't click on links that are publishing paparazzi pics of Milo. Here's a personal pic instead."
The stars' efforts come months after Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner successfully managed to campaign for an anti-paparazzi law, which imposes tougher penalties on cameramen who constantly tail public figures and their kids in California, and also makes it easier for parents to sue for damages over harassment. The bill went into effect on 1 January (14).