- (Reuters/Issei Kato)
A photographer reportedly cursed at young Suri Cruise while she was out with her mother, Katie Holmes, and called the girl a brat. A group of paparazzi and fans surrounded the two, upsetting Suri, and she was yelled at after refusing to give autographs.
"We're trying to get in the car… stop it!" Suri yelled at the crowd. "Get out of the way!"
"Bye, Suri, you little brat!" another voice can be heard on the video taken by someone in the group.
Someone else in the group then yelled at the heckler and told him to leave Suri alone. The heckler then called Suri a "b****."
Thankfully, Suri and Katie were already in their car before she could hear the expletive directed her way.
Suri Cruise is certainly no stranger to large crowds and cameras in her face, but this experience was obviously different and upset the 7-year-old. And as the only daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, she will inevitably face more and more public scrutiny as she gets older. However, she is not the only star to have to deal with the press at such a young age.
Kylie Jenner, 15, spoke out about the pressures of dealing with the paparazzi in a video on Keek.
"I just think there should be laws against paparazzi for people under 18," Jenner said in the video. "I do not think it should be legal for five guys in cars to follow me to school. I'm a 15-year-old girl; I don't think five guys following me is really appropriate."
Other famous children forced to deal with the press include Michael Jackson's children, who were often shielded from the press with masks and disguises. Princes William and Harry were only given a reprieve from the press after their mother, Diana, was killed in 1997.
It's likely that Suri will always be in the spotlight and have to have protection as she continues to grow, go to school, and make a name for herself.