The origin of the paparazzi dates back to the late 1950s. A group of photographers took to the streets of Rome and began taking photos of cinema stars and celebs. Magazines and newspapers began to seek out these private, not staged, photos of celebrities. People and magazines paid good money for these photos and so the paparazzi grew and grew. The question however is, Should paparazzi be legal?
Over the years many celebrities have raged on paparazzi and asked it to be banned. Many believe it is an invasion of privacy. While others argue that it would go against the 1st amendment , freedom of press. While taking a few pictures may seem harmless, some instances have gone too far. One example is Linsey Lohan in 2005. She was going to make a u turn when a man rammed into her vehicle just to try and get a picture of her. The photographer was later arrested. Another incident was in 2019, A paparazzi member was running after a car that was believed to be driving around Justin bieber. The man was so focused on getting a photo that he ran into the road and was hit by a SUV and died. Another problem that has arised with paparazzi is celebrities' children being targeted. Blake lively came out and spoke about her children being stalked by the paparazzi. Many of celeberties children have been severely targeted, stalked, and had there picutres sold. While it is perfectly legal to photograph anyone, California enforced a law that made it a misdemeanor to photograph celebrities' kids in 2013.
Overall, I believe paparazzi should be banned, I feel that at certain events they should be able to take Photos but other than that they should respect celebs' privacy. It is ridiculous that celebrities cannot have a moment of privacy in public. I also think its disguidting how papaprazzi aims to get innopropriate pictures of celebs.
Should it be legal to take pictures of celebrities' children?
Would you rage on the paparazzi for following you?