Stop reckless paparazzi chasing, stalking, invading privacy of celebrities.
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The paparazzi, celebrity gossip magazines and websites

Stop reckless paparazzi chasing, stalking, invading privacy of celebrities.

    1. Petition by

      Joe Faulkner



I am calling for gossip magazines and websites to have an ethical purchase of photos agreement, an industry standard, where they only buy photos from photographers that adhere to a code of ethics - photographers that do not recklessly drive to get photos, harass, stalk, trespass, or invade a celebrities’ privacy. The paparazzi should have their own such code of conduct also. There are laws already for these things, so trying to bring in new laws is not the answer. Websites and magazines need to hold themselves accountable to a higher standard. They need to stop buying photos that were secretly taken at private parties. Yes, even if someone famous there was nude. These websites and magazines are immature, sensational, and full of trivial rumor. That is not something worth risking lives for. But if you think it is, then go on reading, knowing, that when someone is killed, and it maybe a child, that you have contributed in some small way to this by going to their website, or buying the magazine, and feeding this demand.     

And we, the readers, need to stop supporting this, by boycotting those gossip websites.

Stop supporting gossip websites that buy unethically obtained celebrity photos from the paparazzi.  It is these websites and magazines that lure paparazzi in to taking tremendous risks because of the potential money being offered to them. Stop the market for these photos, and stop our lives being put at risk. - Joe Faulkner -

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    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 9 months ago

      Over 13 percent of women in college have reported being a victim of stalking during the school year, and one out of every five college women has reported being sexually assaulted. It is simple to talk about statistics. It is more difficult to remember that each number is a victim and represents a daughter, a sister or a friend.

      Gwen Moore

      If an ordinary person parks outside another ordinary person's house for a week, it's considered stalking. If, however, that person is considered newsworthy, it's perfectly legal for paparazzi to do the same thing.

      Vince Vaughn

      “Don't play his game. Play yours.”

      ― Rachel Caine

    • cheslyn gobey MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      because its so important for people to have privacy. if someone is taking a picture of a normal person its illegal but if someone is taking a picture of a celebrity is legal. its not fair and it needs to stop.

    • Ben R. NOT TELLING, UT
      • over 1 year ago

      I agree with this petition. I think it's time to stand up to the paparazzi jerks who bully famous people and talk about bad stuff people. Yes it's true famous people make mistakes like normal people but there are certain things that shouldn't be in celebrity magazines or on TV or in websites. The famous people have a right to a private life and they need to be allowed to spend time with their families and kids and be allowed to go to church on Sunday. It's time to start making it against the law to have paparazzi because they stalk famous people, persecute them or beat them up, or are peeping toms. The paparazzis need to get sued for unauthorized photo or video taking and be throw in jail for stalking people. Let's start telling the Hollywood people that famous people deserve respect and a right to a private life being safe and being with their families.

    • Linda McClure LA MESA CA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      We should learn by what happened with Princess Diana how bad the problem is,if they had not chased her that day we would still have her here.No celebrity,or anyone should lose there life over a picture..It is natural for them to have there picture taken but they deserve some privacy,I like to see there photos just like everyone else,but I also respect there privacy.Paparazzi are going to take photos that is a given,but the reckless chasing needs to stop.

    • Eileen Hargis LAS VEGAS, NV
      • over 1 year ago

      Princess Diana was enough. Its time they learned some boundaries that dont incoude, hounding, harassing and chasing celebrities!


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