Every since a paparazzo was killed trying to get a photograph of Justin Bieber‘s car earlier this week, a debate has been sparked about the paparazzi and the celebrities they pursue. The latest celeb to weigh in on the issue is Neil Patrick Harris.
While attending the 50th anniversary ceremony for Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle, the actor said, “There’s so many thoughts. I don’t know where you begin with that without sounding like you’re taking a stance one way or the other. I certainly think that being a public person, a celebrity people are interested in, means they’re going to want to know all about you. And the minutiae of your daily life is sort of up for public consumption.”
He continued, “I don’t know where the line is. I mean if the paparazzi stopped at every red light, they’d lose the picture. But they’re not the only people that run red lights. So you can’t come down on them hard. But I do think it’s trying for people who are trying to live their lives in an everyday way to be constantly accosted by not only people wanting their photo but being abrupt and derogatory in order to get a facial expression. That can’t be fun. I’m thankfully not that exciting so I don’t get a lot of that. But yeah, it sucks when people die.”