By peoplestaff225
Updated January 24, 2008 09:46 AM
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Update from Danielle: Reader reaction to our latest media mention was strong, but I think it was because the writeup did not fully explain the context of my quote so some readers misunderstood what I was saying. I want to clear this up.

I spoke to the reporter for an hour and she ended up using just one thing I said. I’m not saying it was edited in a way that made me look bad, just that the context in which my quote was published on CBB was out of context. It probably makes a bit more sense if you read the entire article.

What I was quoted as saying was just in regard to a category of comments we’ve noticed increasing as of late — those that criticize the celebrity’s pregnancy or parenting choices- not ALL comments or ALL readers of the site. The reporter then asked me why I thought people liked to criticize the parents. I also stated that in general, we feel free to criticize celebrities, offline and online, because they are safe — we don’t know them in personal life, most likely will never meet them, and though many readers post under their real names, their comments are virtually untraceable to them. So, unlike people we know in our daily lives, it’s considered acceptable to speak your mind on any aspect of celebrity, as evidenced by the popularly of gossip blogs with unmoderated comments.

We have added some clarification to our summary below and I would like to add the following. I hope it clears up any confusion.

If you ask me why people love celebrity babies and pregnancies so much, I will tell you (as I told the reporter):

Did you discover the Celebrity Baby Blog when you became pregnant? Who is/was your celebrity pregnancy buddy?


In an article in the January 18th edition of the Washington Times, writer Jenny Mayo interviewed CBB Publisher Danielle in her efforts to answer the question of why we’re all so preoccupied with celebrity babies.

Although she spoke to the reporter at length, she is only quoted in regard as to why readers criticize celebrity parents.

Danielle is quoted as saying,