(USATODAY) — Here's a nasty new nickname for a much-loathed media species: the "pedorazzi."
It's even worsethan calling them "stalkerazzi."
But the celebs who are hurling the epithet are mad as heck. Empowered by social media and driven by zeal to protect their children, some of Hollywood's most famous moms and dads are pushing back against the snappers who snap at their heels.
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"If it sounds nasty, that's because it is nasty," says Kristen Bell, actress (Veronica Mars), mom (11-month-old daughter) and newly minted crusader with her actor husband, Dax Shepard (Parenthood), against the paparazzi pack they say is terrorizing their baby.
On Twitter, she calls them "hunters" and "predators," and she she mocks their rights under the First Amendment.