Anti-Paparazzi Legislation?

American Voices ISSUE 32•06 Sep 9, 1997

In the wake of Princess Diana's death while speeding from photographers, many are calling for anti-stalking laws that protect celebrities from paparazzi. What do you think?

  • “Boy, I thought the paparazzi were out of line back in '33, when their flashbulbs enraged Kong, causing him to escape and nearly destroy Manhattan. But this time they've gone too far.”

    Ted Springs –
    Civil Engineer

  • “I have a tip for the paparazzi—I will be dining tonight at the Shoney's on Highway 11. But please, no flashbulbs.”

    Duane Eichhorn –
    Landscaper

  • “To the paparazzi, I have only one question: How do you live with yourselves? Oh, and also, how do you avoid that red-eye effect?”

    Cheryl Pinsky –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Movie stars should not be photographed.”

    Suzanne Templeton –
    Manicurist

  • “Remember when President Clinton held that nuclear test-ban summit in Iceland last year? Why couldn't the press just leave him alone?”

    Mitchell Cook –
    Telemarketer

  • “As a longtime Princess Di photographer, I freely admit that we screwed up. We screwed ourselves out of another 40 years of making millions off photos of that stupid broad riding horses and shopping.”

    Randy Quisling –
    Photographer