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Paparazzi trouble? Keep your clothes on, says LA’s top cop

July 31, 2008

New laws against paparrazzi? Who needs them?  If celebrities just kept their clothes on, the problem might go away. Anyhow, Lindsay’s got a girlfriend and Britney has cleaned up her act.

No, that’s not a paps.jpgpaparazzi photo agency talking. It’s Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton explaining why he boycotted a city council meeting on Thursday to discuss what should be done to clamp down on out-of-control photographers.

Bratton says there are enough laws already on the books to deal with agressive paparrazzi and no new ones are lindsay.jpgneeded. And here’s why.

“Half of this issue — actually about 90 percent of the issue is that
celebrities should keep their clothes on,” Bratton told Los Angeles’ Fox11 television on Thursday.

“Paris Hilton’s out of town, things are quiet; Lindsey Lohan’s got a
new girlfriend, that’s keeping things quiet; and evidently Britney has gone
straight now in terms of cleaning her act up, so basically paparazzi are losing
interest,” Bratton said.

It’s true. Compared to last year’s  daily round of celebs in trouble, getting jailed, arrested,  checking in and out of rehab and generally making news for all the wrong reason, it’s been relatively quiet on the Hollywood scandal front this summer.

And while that may be good for Bratton, it’s definitely bad news for the paparazzi.


Personally I believe we have placed way too much importance on the population that has chosen the career field of entertainment. It’s a career that we have gone overboard with placing a wage value that exceeds more than any person needs to make. Between media celebrities, music celebrities and sport celebrities we have created standards that have no true value that justifies the hype of paparazzi just so the average Joe can read about the “real scoop” while waiting in line to check out. If we are honest we would be saving our hard earned money to pay for the gas and food we need and not blowing it to read about who flashed who while getting out of their car in Hollywood. Personally I think it’s sick that anyone would want to read or watch anything about some celebrities personal life when there is so much more important issues in our world to be concerned with. Paparazzi is another term for bottom feeders who earn a living preying upon the private lives of people who should be free to enjoy their life after a hard days work.

Posted by Kathy | Report as abusive

If reporters only report on what britney had for breakfast, I would not waste 10 dollars on a magazine. I buy the mag to read up on gossips and what’s the next crazy, celebrities are doing.
celebrities knows well that once joining the entertainment industry, it’s basically like a circus clown for us to laugh at.


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