Celebrity Privacy? Should They Choose When They Can Be Photographed?
This probably goes outside the usual reality TV discussions on this blog, however it is an issue related to Lara Bingle and other reality TV stars, but since seeing this cover of Lara Bingle on the Who Magazine cover the issue of do celebrities have a right to privacy has crossed my mine.
In the weeks preceding the Lara Bingle/Danny Cipriani cover and story which they have presumingly been paid for, both of them had been dodging the paparazzi and were not very happy about being photographed.
Which raises the issue of whether as a celebrity who is prepared to sell stories to magazines do they have the right to then turn around and crack the shits when they are being photographed when they don’t want to be.
For people like Lara Bingle and a lot of celebrities of her ilk they rely on stories in the media to maintain their profile, and to be honest she may have just been another pretty girl around the traps if she had not hooked up with cricketer Michael Clark.
Their relationship of what was a glamorous couple resulted in a media feeding frenzy, however they also had some very high profile sponsors which must have come from their media profiles.
Personally my sympathy for celebrities who just want to use the media when they want to promote something, but get angry when they feel their privacy has been infringed is waning.
Is it something they sign up for when they play the fame game?
UPDATE: It is reported in the Sunday Telegraph that Lara Bingle is going to take out an AVO against a pap, Jamie Fawcett. However the article says she also works closely with another paparazzi guy. I think in five years time Lara will be begging anyone to photograph her.