Shakira Makes A Statement In Regard To Her Leaving Barcelona With Family

Shakira has left Barcelona in the midst of her drama with her ex-husband Gerard Pique, she has recently spoken out and released a statement directed towards the media/paparazzi.

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Shakira Speaks Out

“Respected friends, journalists, and media outlets, In this period of change in my life as a public figure, it’s understandable that there is a permanent curiosity on behalf of the press around me and my family. However, my children, Milan and Sasha, have endured a very difficult year, suffering incessant harassment and persecution without relief by the paparazzi and several media outlets in Barcelona,” She writes in a Twitter post.

“Now that they are beginning a new life l implore the media on behalf of my children to please respect their right to privacy. I beg you to abstain from following them to the entrance and exit of their school, wait for them at the door of our home, or follow them to their extracurricular and recreational activities as the media did in Barcelona with the intent of capturing photos or boosting ratings.”

“I trust that the journalists and photographers here will be sensitive to the situation that Milan and Sasha are facing and can behave in the most humane way possible with them, keeping in mind that this is about the physical and emotional health and safety of two minors just 8 and 10 years of age, who only want to be able to go out in public and attend school feeling safe and tranquil that they aren’t being followed or subjected to the constant scrutiny of cameras,” She writes, begging media to be respectful and understanding towards her children.

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“I extend this petition not as an artist, but as a mother who wishes to protect and care for the psychological and emotional well-being of my children so they may live a happy and healthy life, as all children deserve to do. Thanking you in advance for your understanding and support, Shakira.”

Published By: HOLR Magazine