The White House has banned a paparazzo’s photos of President Barack Obama’s daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama, as they were walking along a Hawaiian beach last week, Celebuzz is reporting. As soon as the pictures of Sasha and Malia were sent to news outlets around the world, the photographer received an official letter from the White House, telling him to immediately stop their release.
The photographer was actually waiting for Jessica Simpson to leave her Kailua Beach retreat in Honolulu County to take pictures of her when he spotted the First Daughters. The two were on vacation with their parents in an adjacent property since December 21.
After the paparazzo took the pictures, U.S. Secret Service agents approached him and asked him for identification, but didn’t seize his camera equipment. The photographer was later sent the letter from the White House Press Office when the images were sent to news agencies.
The letter stated that Sasha and Malia’s privacy should be maintained, as they were on a private holiday. The letter also said that other media had been respecting their privacy. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are known to be protective of their two daughters. They have asked the media to only take pictures of their daughters if they’re attending a public or pre-arranged event.
The Obamas were staying at a 7000-square-foot rental home in the upscale Kailua area. The home features five bedrooms, a media room and a secluded lagoon style pool with a spa. The President’s vacation was disrupted when he was forced to return to the nation’s capital to help broker a solution on the fiscal cliff crisis. He returned to Hawaii less than an hour after Congress and the White House resolved the fiscal cliff, at the eleventh hour.
Written by: Karen Benardello