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John Krasinski debuts baby Hazel, urges 'no kids' photo policy

John Krasinski shows pic of baby Hazel on Twitter, but urges boycott of unauthorized photos of kids
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski back the 'no-kids' photo policy proposed by Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
'Pics of kids should only come direct from parents,' says 'The Office' star and new dad John Krasinski

Meet Hazel, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt's baby girl, who has made her official social-media debut four months after being born.

The 34-year-old "The Office" star featured Hazel on his Twitter account to make a point about baby pictures in the media. He's one of the latest adopters of the anti-paparazzi campaign popularized by "Veronica Mars" star Kristen Bell and her husband, Dax Shepard.

"Pics of kids should only come direct from parents," the new dad tweeted Tuesday. "So I'm thrilled to introduce you guys to Hazel!!! #NoKidsPolicy"

Paparazzi scandals aside, Hazel is quite the looker! The snapshot features the 4-month-old looking straight into the camera with her big blue eyes. She's wearing a pink Ralph Lauren onesie as she relaxes in bed and raises her arm above her head. We'll call the photo "Hazel in Repose."

When "Looper" actress Blunt, 31, gave birth to Hazel in February, her husband of nearly four years announced the arrival on Twitter. He didn't share any photos then, but several paparazzi shots of the first-time parents and their baby girl have been published in various outlets. Krasinski's latest posting seems to be a direct response to that.

The no-kids policy introduced by Bell and Shepard in January calls for stars and fans to boycott media outlets that publish unauthorized photos of stars' children. The couple launched the initiative soon after the arrival of their daughter Lincoln and the August 2013 testimony of Oscar-winners Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry before the California state Assembly in support of anti-paparazzi bill SB 606, which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in September.

"If the consumer says, 'No, we don't want this anymore,' the publications don't pay for the pictures. The paparazzi aren't getting paid, they stop taking pictures of the kids. That's the mathematics," Bell said.

Since Bell widened the scope of the movement (and coined the term "pedorazzi"), a number of celebrity news outlets have announced their compliance with the policy. JustJared, People, E! News, "Today," Us Weekly are among them.

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