Saw a piece on the news last week about a college student in Italy who climbed up on a century’s old statue so that he could take a “selfie” picture. When he climbed up, he broke off the statue’s leg. The newscaster said it wasn’t a big deal, because the statue was a replica of the real one, and was only a couple of years old! Enough already with the camera phones. I was at a concert last weekend, and was walking down the aisle from the back to the stage and the whole audience was lit up with cell phone screens.
On another note, Kristen Bell has been campaigning for a NO KIDS POLICY FOR PAPARAZZI.
“I had a guy, just when I was leaving my interview before this, I was pulling into the garage, he was banging on the window and because I didn’t roll it down, he called me the C-word and he said, ‘I’m posting [at] your hotel,’ as a threat saying there’s going to be more people now following you all the time.”
“People act like animals and that’s just not OK with me. It’s absurd and we’ve gotten to a point where we’ve just lost a humanity,” she explained, asserting that celebrity kids should not be subjected to this kind of behavior.”
“Right now, I feel like children need to be left out of it. It’s too much to rope them in, they’re babies, they don’t understand. You cannot be stalking 6-year-olds,” Bell said. “To me, it’s consent. If a parent consents, that’s like signing a permission slip. Because I signed up to be an actress, I also signed up to be a parent and I take my role as a mother very seriously and you do not have permission to photograph my daughter. So, if someone gives you permission, that’s fine. If a celebrity sets something up, I’m not here to come down on them, but it really should be up to the parent.”
Her campaign is based on the premise that magazines should not use these kind of pictures, thus rendering them worthless. Great idea, but in practice, magazine editors will say- People want to see celebrity’s kids, so we will show them. So the world is a crazier place because of “The people’s right to know.”
Sad that if you are famous, you have to lock your kids in the house to keep them from being shown in magazines!