I know that Emma Watson (along with every other famous person out there) knows that, to have fame, you have to have a tough skin in order to deal with the paparazzi and the harassment, the constant judgment by media moguls and everyday citizens, and the lack of privacy and private lives. However, a lot of the problem stems from the paparazzi in particular.
Paparazzi (singular: (m) Paparazzo or (f) Paparazza) is an Italian term used to refer to photojournalists who specialize in candid photography of celebrities, politicians, and other prominent people. Paparazzi tend to be independent contractors, unaffiliated with a mainstream media organization.
It seems unfair that human beings, real people, have to get treated and harassed by such low-life scum such as the paparazzi. Paparazzi don’t seem to care about anything but making their buck, and will push and pull their way into anything, no matter how evil, to get that dollar. Why do they feel the need to harass the celebrities just to get a good shot of them getting into a car? It feels as if you’re treated like cattle, being herded the only way they’ll let you – into their trap.
Emma takes her fame with grace and dignity, and has never lashed out (reportedly) at paparazzi. But after seeing the video above, it would be hard for anyone to keep their cool around those piss-ants (sorry for the language). The understanding of the “Freedom of the Press” in the US is to protect the news from being censored. That doesn’t mean it gives media the right to harass, stalk, and prey on someone so harshly with no more motive other than $$$$$.
I’ve said my peace. Everyone, treat celebrities with respect. Yes, I know that they wouldn’t be where they are today without us, the fans. But don’t subject them to inhumane behavior. That’s not fair for anyone, famous or not.