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    I never understood the high interest in celebrities to begin with. But people are gullible and they buy into the hype presented by the media, the magazines, and Hollywood constantly congratulating itself with the endless and pointless award shows. If this hype did not exists which gives rise to the public blindly following the pied-piper, then the paparazzi would not exist. Personally, I wish these photogs would scout the people who cure diseases and pave ways for real social evolvement. But the public deems celebrities the same way pabulum is spoon fed to babies. I would hate myself if I found my self interested in ( and even worshipping ) people who gain riches and public accolades for doing little to nothing for society, and lots for their selfish ambitions.
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    Agreed. I've never understood the infatuation with celebrities, sports "stars"....etc. Gives meaning to the word "fan", short for fanatic, short for crazy as bat guano!
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    @stepped_in_it It's because we "know" them. We don't really, of course, but the human brain still believes that if it has seen someone's face frequently, it's because that person is in our tribe. Heck, they've been in our living rooms and bedrooms. True, only on the magic box but again -- the brain isn't as sophisticated as we like to think and we do have that special section of the brain which has face recognition as its sole function.
    I can imagine it's pretty tough for the celebrities because they have *not* seen each of us on a regular basis and they're very clear about us being strangers. Then again, with the amount they are paid perhaps being mistaken for everybody's friend just comes with the territory.
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    @Zazziness Good points. Heck, pay me millions each year and I'll kiss babies, ugly women (and men) and sell my soul to the devil (since having a soul is opinionated at best and the same goes for the so-called devil). Guess I'm just a few inches from being a prostitute (but, hey, if you work, you prostitute your body everyday, just usually dressed in clothes)
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    With a mug like Tyler has, it's a mystery why anyone would want to take his picture. I mean honestly look at that picture. looks like something out of a Romero movie. but I do think this laws long overdue, these overpaid celebrities deserve special rights... I mean it's not like they're just Commoners
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    @thejimbo well they create a new law saying that photographers can't take their picture that would be a special right... special because it would not cover the common man .. only the elite
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    what i find rather amusing is that the lawyer they talk about in the article doesn't take into account that once his rights infringe upon mine, then they are no longer valid. once that happens he has to start talking about my rights, not his.
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    I think this is a great idea! If passed I fully intend to wear outrageous apparel on the beaches of Hawaii in hopes that a picture of me will end up allowing me to pursue legal financial benefits.
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    I dunno about this.....on one hand, one can see what runaway paparazzi is capable of, but on the other, the 1st Amendment looms...
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    So, would you be ok if you had cameras poised on you 24/7? Would it be ok with you that everything you do is reported to the public? I don't think one's profession as a public figure negates your rights to privacy... and stalking is stalking... it is terrorizing... papparzzis need to obey trespassing laws and respect an individual's right to privacy... No one wants every aspect of their lives played out for the public... we all have things we prefer to keep to ourselves, and its none of our business what those things are... that is about liberty, something we all have a right to. Your rights only extend to the point where no other person's rights are violated.
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    Wow,with a mug like that i think its the public that needs protecting,cn you imagine if those lips came loose during a wind storm the damage they could do?/
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    you've got a problem with the rolling stones and mick jagger? a whole lot of women would rather do him than they would you, i'd imagine... even at age 69. not only that, but he's been knighted by the crown... have you?
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    Lets see ? If I were a celeberty would I take a risk in a massive earthquake, or a killer tsunami? I think the paparazzi would show up to both after the damage
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    I am tired of stars whining about the dreary weight of stardom. If they don't like it they should quit. It is an easily solved problem. Perhaps we could all have our privacy guaranteed against snooping by traffic cameras, drones, helicopters, security cameras, and misc. assorted surveillance equipment.
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    As long as paparazzi does not cross over on private property and only takes pictures in public areas im ok with the picture taking. We must be careful with paparazzi laws because now the police can try and use those laws to keep you from taking pictures of them being corrupt or showing their brutality the law could have some serious consequences be care-full of what you wish for..
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    Also the celebrities make a living from the public so when they become famous as I am sure that's what they wanted in life they have to make concessions they want our love they want worshiping fans drooling over them begging for autographs and then they want to cry and complain when they so something stupid in public and then they get their picture took and its off to the cry farm boo hooo..well I don't feel sorry for them they know they are in the public eye and should act accordingly...you want to get drunk and show yer butt off literally speaking then take your medicine. Other wise don't expect us to buy your magazines listen to your music and go to your movies it is what it is so like it or get a real job and quit yer bitchin.
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    Damn, but Steven Tyler is hideous. Who the hell would want to take pictures of him anyway? And it isn't just the lips that make him look like the loser in a bar brawl. At least Mick still looks and dresses like a man, sort of.
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    Paparazzi stalking and a vacationer snapping a picture are two different things. I'm sure celebrities would like some privacy. How about a few reclusive resorts with their own rules? Making a fellow vacationer that takes a picture a criminal is ludicrous! Hawaii would loose a lot more than they would gain by enacting a bill like this. If I'm on a beach with my family I always have my camera to capture memories. That a celebrity happens to be on the same beach(has happened before, he and my son had a great time surfing and joking around) making it illegal to take pictures is ridiculous! My son had no idea this guy was a celebrity.
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