The sudden death of a photographer who was killed while trying to take pictures of Justin Bieber’s car has people talking—and by people we mean Bieber and his celeb pals, who are fed up with out of control paparazzi.
Bieber’s white Ferrari was pulled over by California Highway Patrol on Tuesday (the singer wasn’t in it, but had lent the car to a friend) and the eager photog was struck by an oncoming motorist while crossing the freeway.
Bieber issued a statement saying he hopes “this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation … to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves." He also added that his “thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim.”
But some of JB’s pals were more outraged than prayerful. Former "Hannah Montana" star Miley Cyrus went on a Twitter rampage, slamming what she called “dangerous” paparazzi. “Wasn't Princess Di enough of a wake up call?!” the 20-year old singer asked, before adding: “This was bound to happen! Your mom teaches u when your a child not o play in the street! The chaos that comes with the paparazzi acting like fools makes it impossible for anyone to make safe choices.”
Bieber is due to hit the Philadelphia area in July as part of his U.S. tour.