Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The Price of Fame
I saw a very interesting story on CNN this morning about how the city leaders of Malibu, Ca has asked Kenneth Starr to help them in drafting some kind of legislation to help them put the "stalkarotzi" in check. Why they asked Mr. Starr to help them I have no clue, (since they do not need to find any stains on any celebrity's clothing or undergarments.) I guess they think Mr. Starr has something to offer... Anyways I digress... Back on Topic.
The paparazzi is and has been in my opinion a very dangerous organization. They do some outlandish s%^&t to get the "money shot" of any Mrs.or Mr. "I'm hot right now". They block off intersections, they jump on cars, they hide in trees, anything to get a picture to sell to the tabloids. I don't understand it. And the s#@$%T is getting worse.
To me this should be considered invasion of privacy, which is a crime, but it is not.
I believe that celebrities have the same rights as the rest of us common folk here in America.
What gives these stalkers with cameras the right to make money off of someone Else's discomfort? Why does the city of Malibu have to go and hire a camera loving freak like Kenneth Starr to spend millions of dollars of tax-payers money to write a 30 minute report on how bad the paparazzi is?
Is this not common sense? I mean there has got to be a law somewhere in the State of California that prohibits the kind of stunts the paparazzi pull.
I have seen pictures of how these stalkers have totally surrounded a celebrity's car to the point that the guy could not drive off without fear of running someone over. I have seen pictures of how these fools have chased celebrities cars through busy intersections and how they gain access to some celebrity homes illegally.
Is any of this not against the law in California?
I'll bet you a tank of gas, that if a celebrity shoots and kills one of these idiots, they would hang the guy by his nuts off the top of MGM studios.
All in the name of the 1st amendment.
America, you gotta love it!!