Kim Kardashian is starting a war with the very people who made her. The reality show cast member asked her fans on Friday to sign a petition to start putting pressure on legislators to stop photographers from stalking celebrities and more importantly endangering their children. It’s the latest sticking point in Hollywood that has celebrity parents upset as people with cameras allegedly are stalking homes.
“Please go to paparazzi-reform .org and sign this petition. I respect their right to make a living but it has to be reformed into a safer environment for our children,” wrote Kim Kardashian from her official Twitter account on Friday. The star obviously is worried about her child as this wasn't an issue for her before North West was born.
More and more the stars in Hollywood are getting vocal about antics of the paparazzi. Photographers are climbing fences, sneaking around homes and even popping up on boats for that one shot that pays big bucks. According to the Washington Times on Friday the police had to be used to get Sean Penn out of an Los Angeles restaurant as the place was crawling with cameramen.
The scrutiny shouldn't be just on the paparazzi. The gossip tabloids, who pay thousands of dollars for one photograph, need to take some responsibility. If the magazines would stop paying, the paparazzi would cease to exist almost immediately. Then again it's only fair to point out that some reality stars bait the photographers by sometimes dropping hints on where they might be so they can get in those periodicals. It's the circle of Hollywood's darker side of life and Kim Kardashian has made millions standing in front of those cameras she now is griping about.
Perhaps something far less legislative could bring a solution to this Hollywood problem? Something as simple as an agreed principle that if the picture wasn't taken in a reasonable manner that it wouldn't be purchased by a periodical? Wouldn't that be an easier resolution rather than taking time to add pressure by signing a petition and calling your local congressman? Then the lawmakers could focus on the budget and other real issues that plague the world.