By Jim Roope, CNN
(CNN) – A French court has leveled fines and penalties on the French Magazine ‘Closer’ for publishing topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
However, a former bodyguard says it doesn’t do enough to curb bad paparazzi behavior.
[:35] “It’s one of the lowest forms of employment I’ve ever seen, personally,” said Sean Burke.
Burke, who worked as security for many high-profile celebrities, founded The Paparazzi Reform Initiative and is responsible for helping to enact several paparazzi laws.
He says that what happened to the royal couple while vacationing at a private chateau in France is inexcusable.
In cities like Los Angeles where celebrities are in abundance, he worries about the dangerous situations paparazzi cause.
[2:00] “And who’s going get killed is not another celebrity, it’s going to be a lady with a stroller going across the street because the paparazzi are going through red lights, said Burke. “It’s going to be a pedestrian or an innocent person who’s going to get hurt.”
Burke said the paparazzi will do and say anything to get the photo that gets them paid.
[2:40] “[The things they] accuse you of; of about your private parts, of about your spouse, or about your mom, your dad, your baby, anything they want to try and get you to react; that in itself is inhumane.”
To listen to the entire interview, click here.
Published on Sep 29, 2012 by chickenpoxxx
princess diana died on august 31st 1997, after being chased by paparazzis in paris. people speak of conspiracies and drunk drivers, but the fact still stands that she was chased by paparazzis, all motives aside. how people haven’t learned anything from her death is beyond me.
i see it all the time, people saying “oh, i hate the paparazzi so much!” and then the minute after they go posting/reblogging/retweeting a bunch of paparazzi pictures. as if none of what they said even mattered.
i have people telling me that i can’t change the world, and maybe i can’t. but that’s no reason for me to just sit back and just follow everyone else because it’s out of my hands.
i choose to not be a part of something, that makes other people miserable. i hope this video makes you think.
as usual, comments with lack of respect will be deleted and in some cases, the user will be blocked.
paparazzi: “why do you hate us so much?”
kristen stewart: “you’re all pieces of shit.”
music: dustin o’holloran – we move lightly
Uploaded by ksvideobank on Dec 30, 2010
This work is an appropriation. To “appropriate” means to take something for one’s own use, typically without the owner’s permission. That’s the official definition because I want to be clear. With this project I have appropriated this footage to emphasize the severity of the celebrity perspective. Public figures like Kristen Stewart, who once upon a time had rights, may now be photographed, videotaped, and published without their permission or knowledge.
I think it’s absolutely outrageous that I can make a documentary about this aspect of Kristen Stewart’s life, granted it is from the perspective of the media, but without even touching a video camera. And although this team of videographers ranges from television stations to fans holding their consumer grade digital cameras, the videos have come together in this one viewing place — YouTube.
All footage and audio have been taken from YouTube, with the exception of the titles and soundtracks. No copyrighted music tracks were used — the bands are ones I knew at my high school and college.
She narrates at the beginning and the end. If you watch through the credits, there’s additional footage, and a clip at the end where she tells a funny short story about the pregnancy rumor.
The Kristen Inquisition – “Documentary”
Watch this and interpret it however you’d like. What I see is an example of how the media/paparazzi/certain fans treat public figures like Kristen Stewart. To me, it’s sickening how she is objectified as a commodity when she’s a human being who loves what she does as a career yet happens to have a more high profile “job”. I invite you all who watch this to practice being empathetic and compassionate. Meaning, put yourself in her shoes and ask yourself how you’d want to be treated, or if you had a friend going through the same thing, what would you want for them? ~ Peace4Stew
About Peace4Stew AND Peace4Rob
*If you’re going to leave me anything in my ask box, make sure it is positive in nature. Otherwise, don’t bother.* ~RESPECT~ Peace4Stew and Peace4Rob started with the idea of supporting Kristen Stewart’s and Robert Pattinson’s peace by informing and educating people about the inappropriate tactics/behavior some of the paparazzi engage in to obtain their pictures. Many times it is disrespectful in nature and unsafe for the celebrities they are following. They seem to have little regard for respecting human rights and privacy. If you’re a fan of respecting people and you want to know how you can support your favorite celebrity/celebrities in being respected by the paparazzi, media, other people, follow us at @Peace4Stew and @Peace4Rob! Be informed and make the choices that are aligned with peace & respect! This is an initiative in the making, and the more there are of us working together, the more of an impact we’ll have and of course, the more likely we can create peace. We choose peaceful means to inform, though we may inform in a fun and sarcastic way as well. Try not to get offended. 🙂 (Ultimately, this is an appreciation, inspirational and informational blog)
Song: Robbie Williams – Karma Killer
no copyright infringement intended
I wanted to make this video for a long time. I finally found time and did so. Paparazzi destroy celebrities’s lives..
I think this video is a bit boring cause i used the footage from that one day…yep, that August day that tore our hearts apart seeing Rob’s breakdown..
Well, enough with the drama! Enjoy and comment please!!!!
How soon everybody forgets these instances. It happens and the fans see it, get all outraged, and a week later start posting pap pics again. Sigh…. I wish everyone would realize how intrusive these people are and it doesn’t matter if he is a star. It shouldn’t happen to anyone. No matter where he is or who he is he doesn’t deserve to be treated like this. I You’d think that after what happened to Diana we would have learned. We’ll never learn.
jarielynn 5 months ago
That’s true you see fans getting angry about the paparazzi and how the invade into celebrities’s lives, and then they beg for paparazzi pics of their favorite celebrity just to see him/her…
Uploaded by TheMaonao on Jan 13, 2010
Published on Jul 4, 2012 by libenet
This was not on my schedule. I was about te make another vid, about a very light/happy theme. But I just couldn’t get that “I hate you” (Kristen to papz – Cannes) out of my head. Plus, I made a kinda similar vid last year, and it was mostly about Kristen. Honestly, I’ve always wanted to make one about Rob too, because I never managed to forget that footage of him BEGGING the papz to leave him alone, in LA.
So when I “discovered” this wonderful piece of music, I thought it was perfect for this theme.
Some ppl will say “C’mon! Get over it already. It comes with the territory. All celebrities know that.”. True. But you have to admit that what came with THAT territory was way much harder to handle than any other. The way Rob and Kris kept handling this whole craziness is part of the reason why we love and respect them so much.
One last thing ; I’m not a hypocrite. I do watch some papz vids/pics sometimes. And I do look for news about Robsten all the time. But, most of all, I never watch stuff where they look really angry. I had to make a lot of research for this vid, because I’ve never gathered that much papz footages since I started vidding :). And I most certainly do not want to take sthg -anything- that Rob and Kris are not willing to give.
Music : Guardians at the Gate (Audiomachine).
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Published on Jun 20, 2012 by MovieclipsCOMINGSOON
Fame today is more than an obsession. Fame has become what millions of us follow, believe in and seemingly what we care about most – as well as a billion dollar-a-year industry. But what does our intense fascination with celebrity say about us? And how much is too high a price to pay for our own curiosity run rampant?
“$ELLEBRITY” is a candid dialogue about the tone and texture of celebrity, past, present and future; an
examination of our pop culture; and an honest look at the quality of our media consumption.
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Published on May 3, 2012 by vice Paparazzi make a living by chasing down celebrities and shoving cameras in their faces and up their skirts. We decided to hunt a few down and give them a taste of their own disgusting medicine.
For information about paparazzi reform scroll up and looked to your left. Click on the Paparazzi Reform page.