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(KHON2 Honolulu)   Steven Tyler testifies before Hawaii legislature on necessity of legalizing celebrity lawsuits against paparazzi, via special bill he asked senator to write   (khon2.com) divider line 47
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2013-02-09 07:42:07 AM  
If you don't want to see pictures of yourself walking around half naked, don't walk around half naked or get some curtains

/fark the paparazzi too
 
2013-02-09 08:13:30 AM  
I'll play Devil's advocate.

Normal folks really don't know what it's like to be chased, followed, taunted, and harassed by strangers with cameras. Normal folks don't know what it's like to get on a first name basis with the same group. To them it is relentless. To be fair, it depends in some part in the way in which you live and the places you visit, as there are certain areas where the paparazzi haunt more than others. And to be fair it is possible to engage them in ways which are less emotionally draining. But that's the problem. Sometimes we have bad days. Sometimes we are less than graceful. Sometimes we just don't want to deal with the world. I can just sleep in and call in sick. Nobody notices me driving around town in my fancy Corolla. Good days and bad, I'm never bothered by anything stranger than the random Christian Scientist. Some of these folks are hounded, and they can't escape. And for what purpose?
 
2013-02-09 08:33:09 AM  
Just pee on them.
 
2013-02-09 08:49:10 AM  
Waaaa! I'm rich and famous and you normies keep swarming me! Waaaaaa!

Every job has its pro's and its con's. The pros of your job is that you get to be rich, stress free, go anywhere, treat anyone like crap, bang anyone you like, and never worry every about taking care of your family...the only con you have to deal with is being hounded by people who are trying to take care of their family by snapping photos of you.

Don't like it, get out of the public eye once you feel you have enough money to keep you happy for several life times then fade into obscurity.

Nope, you want the paparazzi there because they are an important part of the "fame machine" that you need to keep cranking in order to keep rolling in the dough.

So fark off.
 
2013-02-09 09:02:26 AM  
Oh his "Madea" character makes me laugh!
 
2013-02-09 09:17:50 AM  
blog-outdoorplay.com

Buy a sports bra, or better yet, go the f*ck away.
You haven't put out a decent album in nearly 40 years.
 
2013-02-09 09:19:41 AM  
Those people are nothing but parasites. I've got no problems with this idea. Pictures in public places are one thing, it's entirely different when you have people creeping in your bushes and snapping pictures of you in your own home, celebrity or not.
 
2013-02-09 09:28:45 AM  
FTFA: "This bill would let celebrities sue anyone, who did that...
He says it's a law, we don't need...
The majority of Hawaii senators, support the bill.
"

That could have used, a few more commas.
 
2013-02-09 09:39:12 AM  

casual disregard: I'll play Devil's advocate


I'll counter with a simple:

"Why do rich people think laws should be written for their benefit an no one else?"
 
2013-02-09 09:42:49 AM  
How about getting the people who obsess over Steven Tyler the mental help they need before they get a hold of an AR-15?
 
2013-02-09 09:48:35 AM  

edmo: I'll counter with a simple:

"Why do rich people think laws should be written for their benefit an no one else?"


No, I think this law will apply to all the poor people who are being hounded by paparazzi as well.
 
2013-02-09 09:50:45 AM  

Bhruic: edmo: I'll counter with a simple:

"Why do rich people think laws should be written for their benefit an no one else?"

No, I think this law will apply to all the poor people who are being hounded by paparazzi as well.


It does happen, though.  Sometimes you get those local news stories with some local business owner or politician accused of something.  Then you get the news crews from the local stations hounding the people.
 
2013-02-09 09:55:50 AM  
It is a symbiotic relationship. Paparazzi, while parasites, provide publicity for celebrities who feed off of the attention the paparazzi give them. I do think that they (the paparazzi) should not be allowed to secretly photograph anyone on their own property but if you are in a public place etc. you are fair game.
 
2013-02-09 09:56:45 AM  
NEEDS MORE COMMAS.
 
2013-02-09 10:00:31 AM  
Good lord , that lady is ugly.
 
2013-02-09 10:22:02 AM  

Whodat: It is a symbiotic relationship. Paparazzi, while parasites, provide publicity for celebrities who feed off of the attention the paparazzi give them. I do think that they (the paparazzi) should not be allowed to secretly photograph anyone on their own property but if you are in a public place etc. you are fair game.


I find it odd that those who complain about the paparazzi are the same ones who seem to be playing up to them to advance their careers.  Why do you rarely see paparazzi type "private" photos or Tom Hanks or Denzel Washington.

I don't think the problem is the paparazzis but the publications that are buying the photos. If there is no publisher willing to publish these types of photos there would be no market or profit and the photos paparazzi would cease to shoot these types.

I do think the kids should be off limits unless it is a public event and the celeb is bring the kids onto the "red carpet".
 
2013-02-09 10:44:40 AM  

Erix: FTFA: "This bill would let celebrities sue anyone, who did that...
He says it's a law, we don't need...
The majority of Hawaii senators, support the bill."

That could have used, a few more commas.



Agrees whole
heartedly
 
2013-02-09 10:45:39 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Erix: FTFA: "This bill would let celebrities sue anyone, who did that...
He says it's a law, we don't need...
The majority of Hawaii senators, support the bill."

That could have used, a few more commas.


Agrees whole
heartedly


Fark this new posting interface, that was supposed to be a shatner.jpg :(
 
2013-02-09 10:47:25 AM  
Anyone who thinks of taking the paparazzis' side on this should spend some time with a paparazzo.  They really are terrible people, even without their cameras.  If Jenny McArthy and a paparazzo were standing at the endge of a cliff and I could only push one off, I'd spare Jenny.
 
2013-02-09 10:48:46 AM  

BumpInTheNight: BumpInTheNight: Erix: FTFA: "This bill would let celebrities sue anyone, who did that...
He says it's a law, we don't need...
The majority of Hawaii senators, support the bill."

That could have used, a few more commas.


Agrees whole
heartedly

Fark this new posting interface, that was supposed to be a shatner.jpg :(


Yeah, even with the new WYSIWYG interface, you still need to use Preview to make sure that the image it shows when you're editing doesn't magically become "unfetchable" when you post.
 
2013-02-09 11:07:06 AM  

bearded clamorer: [blog-outdoorplay.com image 600x400]

Buy a sports bra, or better yet, go the f*ck away.
You haven't put out a decent album in nearly 40 years.


So are you saying that dude looks like a lady?
 
2013-02-09 11:10:02 AM  
the line between celebrity-paparazzi stalker and everyday Farker/everyone in public has a camera makes me aware that we are all a click away from being tomorrow's arsehole all over the internet.

(yelling at clouds) i don't like that almost everyone everywhere has a cell phone that does 20 other things including taking still photos and short moving pictures. no one wants to find themselves on 'People of Walmart' or find out there is a YouTube of you tripping on a curb while sneezing and looking like a spastic buffoon.

we don't even have the illusion of privacy these days. ain't right. get off my lawn.
 
2013-02-09 11:36:44 AM  

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: Anyone who thinks of taking the paparazzis' side on this should spend some time with a paparazzo.  They really are terrible people, even without their cameras.  If Jenny McArthy and a paparazzo were standing at the endge of a cliff and I could only push one off, I'd spare Jenny.


WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU CAN ONLY PUSH ONE OFF?
 
2013-02-09 12:27:03 PM  

bearded clamorer: Buy a sports bra, or better yet, go the f*ck away.
You haven't put out a decent album in nearly 40 years.


Dude looks like an old lady
 
2013-02-09 12:52:51 PM  

bearded clamorer: [blog-outdoorplay.com image 600x400]

Buy a sports bra, or better yet, go the f*ck away.
You haven't put out a decent album in nearly 40 years.



Is he holding his catheter in the first pic?
 
2013-02-09 01:28:20 PM  
I love it -- the parasites have parasites.

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2013-02-09 01:29:52 PM  
This is a complicated problem. Tyler is going after the wrong people. He should be going after his fellow celebrities. The reason there is no such thing as bad publicity, is because there is nothing worse than irrelevancy. So other celebrities rely on the paparazzi. They can't have it both ways.
 
2013-02-09 01:35:06 PM  

casual disregard: I'll play Devil's advocate.

Normal folks really don't know what it's like to be chased, followed, taunted, and harassed by strangers with cameras. Normal folks don't know what it's like to get on a first name basis with the same group. To them it is relentless. To be fair, it depends in some part in the way in which you live and the places you visit, as there are certain areas where the paparazzi haunt more than others. And to be fair it is possible to engage them in ways which are less emotionally draining. But that's the problem. Sometimes we have bad days. Sometimes we are less than graceful. Sometimes we just don't want to deal with the world. I can just sleep in and call in sick. Nobody notices me driving around town in my fancy Corolla. Good days and bad, I'm never bothered by anything stranger than the random Christian Scientist. Some of these folks are hounded, and they can't escape. And for what purpose?


to 99.99% of the world, well they would WISH this was their biggest problem in life.
 
2013-02-09 02:14:26 PM  
We all get a week off now and then.  Why can't they?  It would be nice if they could put in a notice to the pap that they are taking a week off and be left to enjoy time alone.  Just like you wouldn't want work calling you during your planned vacation with your family.
/I'm not famous
//just play one on TV
 
2013-02-09 02:17:06 PM  
I have no love for the paparazzi, and an even greater disdain for the fools who eat up all the "celebrity news" and keep the paparazzi employed. The only reason anyone even cares about Steven Tyler in 2013 is because Steven Tyler keeps throwing himself into their faces.  A judge on American Idol?  Really?  Being a member of Aerosmith, being the guy who threw it all away on drugs in the late 70's and early 80's yet still managed the comeback nobody could have ever predicted wasn't enough for you?  Your buddy Joe Perry, the talented Toxic Twin, what kind of paparazzi issues does he have?  How does he live his life?  Cause and effect?  Maybe.
 
2013-02-09 03:01:44 PM  
Why would Steven Tyler want to ruin Angelina Jolie's career?
 
2013-02-09 03:21:22 PM  

bearded clamorer: Buy a sports bra, or better yet, go the f*ck away.
You haven't put out a decent album in nearly 40 years.


Hurly burly what a girly.
 
2013-02-09 04:29:40 PM  

casual disregard: I'll play Devil's advocate.

Normal folks really don't know what it's like to be chased, followed, taunted, and harassed by strangers with cameras. Normal folks don't know what it's like to get on a first name basis with the same group. To them it is relentless. To be fair, it depends in some part in the way in which you live and the places you visit, as there are certain areas where the paparazzi haunt more than others. And to be fair it is possible to engage them in ways which are less emotionally draining. But that's the problem. Sometimes we have bad days. Sometimes we are less than graceful. Sometimes we just don't want to deal with the world. I can just sleep in and call in sick. Nobody notices me driving around town in my fancy Corolla. Good days and bad, I'm never bothered by anything stranger than the random Christian Scientist. Some of these folks are hounded, and they can't escape. And for what purpose?


And normal folks don't allow those same strangers to do in depth profiles of them at home with their kids when the time comes to drum up some publicity for their latest book/tour/TV show whatever.

//you take the bull you get the horns.
 
2013-02-09 05:27:15 PM  

NeoCortex42: Bhruic: edmo: I'll counter with a simple:

"Why do rich people think laws should be written for their benefit an no one else?"

No, I think this law will apply to all the poor people who are being hounded by paparazzi as well.

It does happen, though.  Sometimes you get those local news stories with some local business owner or politician accused of something.  Then you get the news crews from the local stations hounding the people.


News crews =/= paparazzi
 
2013-02-09 05:30:58 PM  
where would the law draw the line. Let's say Tyler is accused of murder and photojournalists are staking out his house and they get a photo of Tyler throwing away bloody clothes..
 
2013-02-09 06:29:19 PM  
It's the price of fame. Suck it up or give me the millions of dollars and mansion, you assholes.
 
2013-02-09 06:45:49 PM  
I love how all of you automatically assume this is all about Tyler.

The gist of the lawsuit is that Hawai'i is not the "red carpet" - it's where people go to relax and get away from the stresses of their stupid lives. Tourism is very important here, and if big name celebs stop coming here for fear of being photographed while they wear skimpy beachwear, they'll find a more secluded place to go.

/maui resident
 
2013-02-09 07:18:35 PM  

Stig O'Tracy: I love how all of you automatically assume this is all about Tyler.

The gist of the lawsuit is that Hawai'i is not the "red carpet" - it's where people go to relax and get away from the stresses of their stupid lives. Tourism is very important here, and if big name celebs stop coming here for fear of being photographed while they wear skimpy beachwear, they'll find a more secluded place to go.

/maui resident


makes sense.  my understanding is almost every beach in hawaii is public so I hope this law would not affect the beaches.  I agree with one of the farker here who suggested when a celeb goes on an official vacation the paparazzi should give them their space. well unless they are vacationing half the year. lol
 
2013-02-09 10:16:12 PM  

Stig O'Tracy: I love how all of you automatically assume this is all about Tyler.

The gist of the lawsuit is that Hawai'i is not the "red carpet" - it's where people go to relax and get away from the stresses of their stupid lives. Tourism is very important here, and if big name celebs stop coming here for fear of being photographed while they wear skimpy beachwear, they'll find a more secluded place to go.

/maui resident


And others will take their place.  Hawaii is not going to be in trouble for tourists for a long long time.
 
2013-02-09 10:20:44 PM  
ALL beaches in Hawai'i are public, so landowners and resorts are required to provide a clearly marked public access easement.

Sorry I called it a "lawsuit" when it's not - it's pending legislation. Tyler decided to get involved because he recently had a paparazzo enter his Maui home and photograph him in his bedroom.
 
2013-02-10 09:03:53 AM  
Clint Eastwood has offered a role as his mother in a new Any Which Way but Loose movie.
 
2013-02-10 09:36:11 AM  
Want to take a picture when they are driving down the road, walking along the beach, going into a restaurant fine. There is a line that has to exist, take a picture of them in their private residance sunbathing by the pool, hotel, friends house with a telephoto lense from 500' away or more sorry sunshine that's invasion of privacy and the famous person should have some form of recourse to show these parasites that this isn't allowed.
 
2013-02-10 11:15:34 AM  

Tee_Many_Martoonies: Want to take a picture when they are driving down the road, walking along the beach, going into a restaurant fine. There is a line that has to exist, take a picture of them in their private residance sunbathing by the pool, hotel, friends house with a telephoto lense from 500' away or more sorry sunshine that's invasion of privacy and the famous person should have some form of recourse to show these parasites that this isn't allowed.


so I point my telephoto lens at a beautiful tree in hawaii and take the photo, while in lightroom I zoom in and notice "hey that is a celeb in the window of that house" I post it on fb not for profit but to so how lucky I got....but lo and behold I get fined/locked up for breaking the law.

On the surface this law makes sense but there are dangers in these types of laws.
 
2013-02-10 11:53:47 AM  
I agree no law is perfect but like it or not they are peope to and they are entitled to feel safe in their own home. If they were a normal non famous person and someone was taking pictures of them in their home, taking pictures of them sunbathing by a pool they could get a restraining order or possibly have them arrested for stalking, but because they're famous they aren't afforded these rights, they're in the public eye. I say there needs to be a law in place to protect even the famous from being intruded while in a private place/setting.
 
2013-02-10 04:55:07 PM  

Tee_Many_Martoonies: I agree no law is perfect but like it or not they are peope to and they are entitled to feel safe in their own home. If they were a normal non famous person and someone was taking pictures of them in their home, taking pictures of them sunbathing by a pool they could get a restraining order or possibly have them arrested for stalking, but because they're famous they aren't afforded these rights, they're in the public eye. I say there needs to be a law in place to protect even the famous from being intruded while in a private place/setting.


too bad we can't make the law against publishing these types of photos.
 
2013-02-10 05:45:10 PM  
Fine the photographer and possibly charge him, fine the publisher up the ass until they figure out it's not worth printing the photos
 
2013-02-11 04:41:06 PM  
ole' Steven knows that in America, you can buy good Legislation and get it passed too!
 
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