Recent pictures of Anne Hathaway being hounded by the paparazzi have raised further questions over what constitutes a celebrity’s invasion of privacy.
The snaps were taken of the 32-year-old star ‘out and about’ in New York on June 22 when she was stalked and unwillingly snapped by several belligerent paps.
Clearly wanting to be left alone, Hathaway uses her magazine to cover up her face in a bid to evade the photographer’s glare.
When they fail to stop taking pictures, Anne then attempts to hail a taxi, with the photographer still continuing to take snaps of the star.
Eventually, a car arrives, and it’s these pictures of the clearly distressed star running away from another paparazzo that leaves behind a sour taste.
Yes, Hathaway is in the public eye. Yes, she is used to getting photographed at events. But where does the line start to blur between simply taking pictures of a celebrity and harassing a woman who is out on her own?
We’d probably say, around about here:
Hathaway has previously spoken out about her experience with the paparazzi in the past, after pictures of the star exposing herself while getting out of a car for a premiere were published.
Remarking on the incident, she said: “It kind of made me sad on two accounts. One was that I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment and rather than delete it, and do the decent thing, sells it.”
When Hathaway’s star was on the rise back in 2011, largely thanks to her involvement in The Dark Knight Rises, she revealed that in a bid to deal with her frustrations over the increased presence of paps she ended up writing rap songs about her feelings.
“I’ve now had to start to deal with the paparazzi presence a bit more in my life,” she recounted.
“It’s not something I ever expected to encounter so I don’t want to be angry about it or have negative feelings about it so I just wanted to get them out. I started writing rap lyrics about it because that’s the way it came out.”
Watch her impassioned performance below:
While her rap is admittedly entertaining, the lyrics do chillingly highlight the pictures above – four years after she performed the spoof song.
“Don’t call me scuzzy making money, that’s my job, so let photography
What! Hell No!
I’m not needy, I’m legit
That’s not karatsy
Don’t act so hotsy, bitch
I know you from Jersey
Pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa scream all you want
Won’t make me stop.”
Perhaps now is the time that someone actually did finally make the paparazzi stop?
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