Should the Paparazzi be banned?

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. 


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Should it be legal to take pictures of celebrities' children? 


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  • Great topic chooice and summary Mylee! I do think some of your comments are a bit brief and a tad generic.

  • I don't think that paparazzi should be banned. However, I feel that they should have some really strict rules to follow. I think that they should only do their job during public services such as when they are walking into a famous place or something like that. But when celebrities are in their free time, don't bother them.

  • I believe that the poparazzi should have to follow some type of rules if they are going to try and get a picture. Like having it where they can not follow them to their house or a private place likea church or something like that.

  • I think paparazzi should have some more rules. Like having it so they can't follow people to their homes. I think the parents should have the choice to have their children photograft. Also I would not like people following me around and yes I would rage.

  • I don't think that paparazzi should be illegal. I think that it is crazy and outrageous but I get why they do it. I don't think it should be illegal to take pictures of celebrities children to a certain point. It would be hard for police to monitor the pictures of celebrities children though.

  • I think that the paparazzi should be banned because it would be super annoying to have to deal with it. Most celebrities don't like going out in public because they get no privacy. I think there would be times when I would rage at the paparazzi, especially if I was having a bad day.

  • I honestly believe that paparazzi should be illegalized. Their entire existence is to get pictures of people who barely ever want it and tell lies about them or exaggerate events that occurred while taking the picture. They make celebrities miserable, so when they go out in public they have to worry about every action they take, or have to hide their faces completely so they won't get harassed.

  • I think that paparazzi should be banned or at least heavily restricted. being a celebrity in genaral is dificult today because they always have someone watching them so they can never mess up and having people follow you around and record you doesnt help. i dont think that they shouldnt be aloud to take photos of their kids.

    • You are right about being a celeb. It looks very difficult. 

  • I don't think paparazzi should be banned but should be slowed down. I think if the celebrity gives permission for paparazzi but if they are uncomfortable then the paparazzi should not be allowed. It should be illegal to take pictures of their children because some parents dont want there kids online. I would not like paparazzi.

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