Privacy is for Everyone

My mash-up proposal is about society’s view on celebrities and their right to privacy.  Jennifer Lawrence spoke out to Vanity Fair about her leaked photos and said:

“Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,” she says. “It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world. ”

She is absolutely right.  This was a sexual crime, a disgusting violation. When is it going to be enough?  The paparazzi often times go too far in order to “get the picture” that will be on the cover.

It just came out this morning that Iggy Azlea was shopping for food something that a lot of us do on a daily, weekly, monthly basis and as for something as simple as that she had the paparazzi followed her around and take pictures.  While she tried to defend herself, the paparazzi was screaming back at her, “You wanted to be a celebrity. That’s what THEY want… Don’t be famous. Go live in Nebraska no paparazzi there, you live in LA.  You are famous. Get bodyguards. You are in a public place.  You can’t expect to live the life and not except paparazzi.”

Who are they? They is society. When people become overly obsessed with a celebrity, it drives the paparazzi to get invasive into their lives and follow them everywhere.  There seems to be a consensus that if you are a celebrity you are giving up your privacy and that is not true.  If you are an actor and you are a good one there is a certain level of notoriety that will be thrown your way.  However that does not give ANYONE the right to hack into your private files and STEAL your pictures that weren’t intended for anyone but the original recipient.  Just because you are good at your JOB doesn’t mean you aren’t entitled to privacy.

I’m thinking of using recordings from photo shoots and red carpet events (to show a controlled environment) as well as people looking into windows [peeping toms] and computer hackers (to illustrate society’s need for more even if it means breaking the law to get it.)

One of the songs that is on my list of possibilities is “Celebrity” by *NSYNC.   It has a fast paced beat and has the clicking cameras.  I’m still trying to see how some of the clips I have in mind might work for it.  Since the lyrics of the song are more for a one half of a celebrity couple, I feel as if the lyrics might try to take away from what I want to say.


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