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Friday, February 15, 2013

I Totally Agree with This!

Steven Tyler and Mick Fleetwood are lobbying for more privacy for famous people in Hawaii

During a recent hearing in Hawaii, Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler and Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood put in their two cents about stronger privacy laws for celebs. They spoke on behalf of Senate Bill 465, which is now known as the Steven Tyler Act

Tyler fully supported the bill after he bought some private property on Maui and began experiencing problems with paparazzi, who are now armed with cameras with long-range camera lenses and audio equipment. As long as they don't physically trespass, they can do this legalized form of stalking. This new bill mirrors one that is already enforced in California, where alot of celebs live, saying that celebs cannot be photographed or chased in their own homes or in other areas where they have a reasonable amount of privacy

Tyler admitted that a lack of privacy comes with the job of being the front man for a rock band. “It’s part of the dealio,” he said at the hearing. “But when I’m in my own home, and I’m taking a shower, or changing my clothes, or eating, or spending time with my children and I see paparazzi shooting at me with lenses this long, and then see that very picture in People magazine, it hurts.”

The front man also added that he managed to get his entire family together for Christmas, which is a real rarity. It was ruined by paparazzi, who were stalking him, making him and his family prisoners in their own home.  “It meant so much to me, and they didn’t want to go out,” Tyler said, adding, “It’s not just me. When I leave the house, they follow me downtown, and they’re shooting with one hand and driving with the other, and they could hurt someone else on the island.”

That right there is the reason laws dealing with paparazzi are VERY STRICT in California, especially after Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris trying to escape from paparazzi after her recent divorce from Prince Charles and in California, Britney Spears was run off the road while paparazzi were following her.

Fleetwood also supports the bill, being a long time Hawaii resident, saying "the sense of Aloha means to welcome people. We love what we do, and we're blessed- and cursed to some extent. But, we accept that, because that's our life, and it's our pleasure more than often".

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