Ashton Kutcher upset after news site runs paparazzi photo of baby Wyatt

Ashton Kutcher upset after news site runs paparazzi photo of baby Wyatt
Ashton Kutcher was cool having his picture taken at the "Jupiter Ascending" premiere in January. But about that full-face photo of daughter Wyatt taken by paparazzi and published by the New York Post? Not so much. (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images)

Ashton Kutcher's daughter may very well be cuter than yours, but the actor definitely doesn't think it's cute that a major media outlet ran a full-face photo of her without his OK.

"Why is it so hard for publications to respect that I would like the identity of my child kept private for safety reasons?," Kutcher said Tuesday on Twitter after the New York Post ran a paparazzi shot taken when he and the baby were out and about doing the daddy-daughter thing the day before. "Pls honor that."

The complimentary headline -- "Ashton Kutcher’s baby is cuter than yours" -- clearly wasn't enough to make up for a violation of the spirit of the "No Kids Policy" adhered to by many media outlets since last year. Publications that follow to the practice, championed in particular by Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard and later by John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, don't publish pics of stars' kids unless the famous parent or parents have put the child out there for the specific purpose of being photographed.

Kim Kardashian holding North West in the front row during Fashion Week? Fair game. Brangelina's brood on the red carpet? Run with those. Same thing for shots a famous parent like Ryan Reynolds might post on social media.

But the shot of Ashton and Wyatt while they were just hanging out wouldn't make the cut for the likes of People, E! News, Just Jared, the "Today" show and many others that agreed last year to start playing nice.

In any case, Kutcher and Mila Kunis have been conscious of their daughter's public presence her entire life.

"Mila and I would like to welcome Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher to the world," Kutcher said as he revealed the baby's name publicly in the days following her Sept. 30 birth. "May your life be filled with wonder, love, laughter, health, happiness, curiosity, and privacy."

Catch that last one?


Heck, they were concerned even before she was born.

Before going public with her moniker, Kutcher said, the actors reserved all the domain names, email addresses, Instagram and Twitter handles they could think of that were permutations of Wyatt Isabelle.

"I don't want a porn site with my daughter's name!" he told Conan O'Brien last October.

Hey, we can honor that.

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