Pop star Justin Bieber is calling for legislative action after a celebrity photographer was killed trying to photograph his Ferrari late Tuesday (January 1). A friend of the pop singer was driving Bieber's car and being cited by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) when the paparazzo began taking pictures of his car. The man, who has been identified as 29-year-old Chris Guerra, was repeatedly told by CHP to get out of the roadway before being hit by an unsuspecting motorist while attempting to return to his vehicle across the street after several warnings.
Justin's statement offered condolences to the family of the deceased and called for more strict rules for paparazzi who sometimes go too far in trying to get pictures of celebs. "While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim," Bieber said. "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."
Justin has been involved with a few unwanted run-ins with paparazzi, including a chase that played out on the freeway in July of last year. Several other celebrities have also complained of the paparazzi's photographing tactics.