Hollywood Unlocked's Jason Lee Gets Slammed for Posting Since-Deleted Photo of Beyonce and Jay Z's Twins, Blue Ivy

Hollywood Unlocked's Jason Lee was slammed on social media Wednesday for sharing a photo of Beyoncé and Jay Z's children. Lee was attacked by Beyoncé fans, otherwise known as the BeyHive, for posting the image of the kids, possibly without consent from their parents. The photo was quickly deleted, and Lee said that he had not been the first to post it.

"Jason Lee leaked these pictures of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's children," one Twitter user wrote. "Who leaks pictures of kids?"

"This is the same man that said Ariana Grande made Pete Davidson [want to] kill himself," the Twitter user added. "He is sick in the head."

"Oh, Bey is about to sue his a**," another Twitter user added. "We know Bey is not to be messed with when it comes to her privacy!!!"

While most social media users acknowledged the children's physical similarities to their parents, others questioned who was at fault for the photo's likely unauthorized release. The picture, which was credited by Hollywood Unlocked to another Instagram account known as Freeish Media, clearly looked like a photograph taken of a framed picture hanging on a wall.

With the glare of what looks like a ceiling light, commenters quickly pointed out that "someone is getting sued."

"Whoever took this picture is in for some trouble if the ok didn't come from Hov and Bey," one commenter wrote on the Hollywood Unlocked Instagram post.

After criticism of the photo's publication, the photo was deleted from Hollywood Unlocked's Instagram page.

Lee did not respond to Newsweek requests for comment, but after the story was published Wednesday he wrote on his personal Instagram account the following day, "If y'all think I would 'leak' Beyoncé's baby pictures you're crazy," and tagged Newsweek.

Both Beyoncé and Jay Z have been protective of the privacy of their three children. While eldest child Blue Ivy has made multiple public appearances with her parents, pictures of her are rarely shared on social media.

The last picture the Lemonade singer posted of her daughter was in January, comparing a picture of seven-year-old Blue Ivy to herself, saying: "Someone made this comparison of me at age 7 and Blue at age 7. My baby is growing up."

Beyoncé first debuted her twins Sir Carter and Rumi in July 2017 with a picture similar to her pregnancy announcement. Since then, the public has only seen the youngest Carters only a handful of times.

Correction Thursday, April 4, 11:10 a.m. ET: The original article noted that a Twitter user mistook Pete Davidson for Mac Miller and Beyoncé twins were two boys.

Update Thursday, April 4, 4:43 p.m. ET: This story has been updated to include Lee's Instagram comment and to clarify that Lee may not have been the first person to post the photo of Beyoncé and Jay Z's three children.

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