Yesterday, Reese Witherspoon finally took her infant son out in public and the world got their first glimpses of him
. For free. I am always proud of celebrities who choose not to sell photos of their kids, but at the same time if you come up to me and say, Reese could have got $50K for the photos and would have given it to charity, then you start to think. Is it exploiting your kids if you are selling the photos for charity? I think it comes down to whether someone craves that much publicity and I think Reese is happy just having her one pap photo a day. Yeah, paps just happen to wander across her path everyday. Everyday. I think sometimes it is not so much about giving the money to charity as it is the amount. Reese was not going to get as much money as Jessica Simpson. That has to hurt someone like Reese. So, even though she might have given the whole $50K to charity she is still going to be known as a person who got less than Jessica. When you don't sell photos then the amount of money offered is not generally known and you look like someone who is not willing to exploit their kids for a few bucks.