Do you think it’s fair of stars who publicize things when they feel like it, when it’s in their best interests, to then turn around and say “respect our privacy at this time” as in the case of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorce?
I mean he was the one jumping up and down on Oprah’s couch. They were the ones who had a fairy tale wedding in a castle. It seems to me that Tom Cruise orchestrates everything to his advantage when he needs the press but is it now fair to say “leave us alone at this “private” time?”
I know that everyone hates the way the paparazzi is. I sure do. I feel sorry for these people that they follow in cars at high risk speeds and they take pictures in their bedroom windows from trees. They block them while they try to get in their cars. They follow their children to school and follow them through grocery stores. I know some of it is unavoidable given their profession and some people like to read this stuff but I do feel they go too far sometimes.
Then on the other hand you have people like Sylvester Stallone who was never a media whore and his son has died and he recently said this: “When a parent loses a child there is no greater pain. Therefore I am imploring people to respect my talented son’s memory and feel compassion for his loving mother Sasha.” He went on, “This agonizing loss will be felt for the rest of our lives. Sage was our first child and the center of our universe and I am humbly begging for all to have my son’s memory and soul left in peace.”
You can’t have it both ways so do you think the press should leave some alone and not others? There are a lot of celebrities who are hardly ever in the press. They seem to lead very private lives. But then you have others, like Tom Cruise who almost acts like his life is a movie.
What do you think? Do you think they should be left alone? Do you feel because of what they do, they ask for it? How do you feel about the paparazzi? Do you think they should be allowed to follow people causing high-speed chases or follow them through grocery stores or take pictures of them bbq-ing in their back yards?