This is probably a really popular topic for people to be talking about lately, but I think I should put my own opinion squished into the mix of good and bad articles in the world.
Many people seem to think celebrities deserve to be pursued and harassed by paparazzi because it is the “life they chose” or “their fault for being famous”.
Well, here’s what I have to say to that.
Imagine this. You’re great at singing. You wish to pursue this hobby you are advanced in and therefore go through to a singer/performance career. You’re happy and living out your dream of creating and performing your own songs while getting recognition for your amazing talents and voice.
Now imagine you’re trying to leave your house to get some groceries because your house is bare of food and all of a sudden, you’re blinded by flashing lights and people screaming at you to strike a pose and smile.
Imagine this is what you have to face every time you are in public or you exit the comforts of your enclosed home.
That’s what most celebrities have to go through with paparazzi watching and trying to document their every move in their personal lives.
No one deserves that kind of harassment during their daily lives just because of the career path they either chose or fell into. It definitely is not the job of a paparazzi to be following celebrities 24/7 and taking pictures of them doing private or boring things, such as being with family or getting their groceries.
There is NO need.
At that point, your entertainment photographs have just become harassment photographs. I don’t know about you, but I don’t find enjoyment in seeing pictures of celebrities shopping or going to the gym in magazines as much as I enjoy pictures of them at social and famous events, such as award shows or red carpets, like paparazzi are supposed to photograph.
Other than that, I really think the paparazzi needs to stop being so extreme with their pictures and respect the privacy of famous people because it is really just the same things normal people do and should not be photographed and mobbed for money.
Stop annoying celebrities for a stupid photograph! Get the pictures when they’re important, like at big events or meet and greets. Don’t crowd a person to take a picture.
If you think that paparazzi harassing and scaring celebrities to get the perfect photograph is okay, then I would like to dare you to be famous.
Try to live one day as Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Aniston, or any celebrity known to hate unnecessary photographs of them and see if you feel as though paparazzi are “just doing their job” then.