January 2, 2013
Justin Bieber is calling for “meaningful legislation” in taking steps to protect the lives of celebrities, this in the wake of the death of a paparazzi…
Bieber is calling on lawmakers to crackdown on paparazzi though it was a paparazzi that got killed. Wait, shouldn’t be cracking down on celebrities?
“Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders and the photographers themselves,” he said in a statement.
No one is really expecting legislators to take Bieber’s call to arms very seriously, though he did get some support from singer Miley Cyrus.
She tweeted, “brings on some changes in ’13 Paparazzi are dangerous!”
Last year, a judge tossed out charges in the first-of-its-kind anti-paparazzi law. The case involved Bieber being chased by a pap along a stretch of the 101 freeway.
The judge said the law violated 1st Amendment protections by overreaching and potentially affecting such people as wedding photographers or photographers speeding to a location where a celebrity was present.