The problem with paparazzi


Recently Keanu Reeves was spotted eating an ice cream cone up in Northern San Francisco, an event that was reported on by ABC News. ‘But who really cares?’ was the response of most internet users upon seeing the article.

“I like Keanu Reeves, but I don’t really see the point in knowing what he’s doing every moment of the day,” said freshman Isaac Cravey.

This is a problem that most famous people deal with on a daily basis–that problem being the paparazzi. Individuals who will do almost anything to make a quick buck no matter the cost.

They are known to sometimes even stalk celebrities just to get a juicy picture.

This problem is known to anyone who finds themselves even remotely under the spotlight of stardom. A well known instance of this was the viral clip of Kanye West telling a paparazzi to “Shut the f*** up.”

“I’ve seen it (the clip) and kinda think that he (Kanye) overreacted,” said sophomore Bobby Phillips. “He was just saying good morning to him after all.”

This sentiment is shared by many who have seen the clip in question. What many don’t know is that the clip happens at 4 a.m. and the guy saying good morning was actually trespassing on Kanye West’s Property. With all that in mind, his response doesn’t seem that out of line.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that celebrities aren’t some strange undiscovered species, but in fact people as well. They shouldn’t be held up as better then everyone else, but they also deserve the right to privacy. Something that normal paparazzi don’t seem to understand.