Joel Madden says paps terrified baby daughter

Joel Madden and daughter Harlow in February 2009Joel Madden had a nasty experience while arriving at Miami International Airport on Monday with his one-year-old daughter, Harlow and girlfriend, Nicole Richie. He wrote on his Twitter account (spelling and punctuation unchanged): “Let me just say shame on any magazine or blog that post pics of us in the miami airport. The photographers were acting like animals. it was the first time i’ve ever seen my child scared. Not cool for any parent to see. At least in LA they gave us some space. These guys were sticking flashes in her face and bumping in to us and yelling. The most unneccessary force i’ve ever seen. I get annoyed when people complain about photogs too, i mean leaving clubs and restaraunts you gotta expect it. But this was just wrong. And thats all i’ll say about that. I geuss its a different kind of animal that i will never accept or understand. While my career path is my choice my child should be off limits….” Several minutes later he replied to a friend: “i feel the same way but you can’t get violent in front of kids. Thats a rule with me. Never lose my temper. Never will.” Several hours later he wrote:  “I appreciate all the blogs and mags that aren’t posting or buying the miami airport pics. Once again the power of all of you on twitter.”

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  1. Nancy • May 6, 2009 @ 1:01 PM

    They should be ashamed scaring little Harlow like that. I agree with Joel saying “but you can’t get violent in front of kids”. He seems like a really good dad.

  2. mandee • May 6, 2009 @ 10:52 PM

    i agree, he sounds like a great dad. and people are rotten, scaring babies like that. she is adorable though.

  3. ke • May 7, 2009 @ 2:18 AM

    yes. he sounds great. the mother on the hand, well, maybe she’s pretty good too. and i kinda disagree, i don’t think the kid is that cute. sorry!

  4. mandee • May 7, 2009 @ 3:23 AM

    lol no need to apologize, to each their own 🙂

  5. tributegirl • May 8, 2009 @ 2:26 PM

    Awww, the poor little thing, that would be so scary for a little one!

  6. .. • May 10, 2009 @ 12:27 PM

    yeah even ugly babies get scared

  7. Jo-Anne • May 10, 2009 @ 2:41 PM

    what’s even scarier is an adult making such a comment…

    now, that’s really Ugly…

  8. Nancy • May 10, 2009 @ 8:30 PM

    Sure it wasn’t you, Jo-Anne? I know it wasn’t me…I have an alibi…I commented on the Christina Aguilera article at 12:23 pm today and this ‘..’ person commented on the Nicolas Cage article at…get this….12:23 pm today! But yet, you accused me. I think it was YOU! 😉

  9. Nancy • May 10, 2009 @ 8:32 PM

    And you must be “Ugly” so…there ya go! It had to be you! LMFAO!

  10. Nancy • May 10, 2009 @ 8:34 PM

    Oh sorry, the comment from ‘..’ at 12:23 pm today was on the Michael Jackson article.

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