With the death of a photographer following Justin Bieber’s every move, Miley Cyrus was one of the first celebrities who spoke up not only in defense of the pop star, but also to address the lack of laws surrounding the paparazzi and celebs.
Yesterday, a photographer in charge of the Justin Bieber beat was killed in an accident, after chasing Justin Bieber’s Ferrari. The incident took place at Sepulveda Boulevard near Getty Center Drive shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday, when California Highway Patrol pulled over Justin Bieber’s car (driven by a friend) at 405 Freeway. The photographer (who thought it was Bieber behind the wheel) crossed Sepulveda to take photos, was asked to stop, then was hit by another car as he crossed back to his vehicle.
Many of the photographers’ friends had something to say, with one even claiming Justin Bieber was to blame for their friend’s death.
Miley Cyrus spoke against the paparazzi shortly, calling them “dangerous” and saying the incident “was bound to happen.” She tweeted Tuesday night: “Hope this paparazzi/JB accident brings on some changes in ’13. Paparazzi are dangerous! Wasn’t Princess Di enough of a wake up call?!”
Cyrus continued: “It is unfair for anyone to put this on to Justin’s conscious as well! This was bound to happen! Your mom teaches u when your a child not to play in the street! The chaos that comes with the paparazzi acting like fools makes it impossible for anyone to make safe choices.”
As for Bieber, the pop star released a statement that read: “While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim. 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.”
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