Friday, August 01, 2008

Paparazzi Terrorists and Lindsay Lohan

Form the death of Princess Di, through the escapades of Brittney Spears, images of paparazzi terrorists stalking celebrities have been seared into our minds. In Los Angeles where those images are a reality, a task force which included local pols and actors and singers, convened to testify about the issue. At hand was an "anti-paparazzi" ordinance that would create a "personal safety zone" between paparazzi and their targets.

While helpful suggestions were offered by some like singer John Mayer, who proposed licensing paparazzi so they could be clearly identified, others were less helpful; quite a bit less helpful.

The L.A. Police Department was absent from the the hearing, but in an early morning television interview, Police Chief William J. Bratton, who opposes any new laws concerning paparazzi, called the hearing a “total waste of time.” He went on to say:

“If you notice ... since Britney started wearing clothes and behaving; Paris is out of town not bothering anybody, thank God; and, evidently, Lindsay Lohan has gone gay, we don’t seem to have much of an issue.”
Bratton was referring to Lohan's rumored relationship with Samantha Ronson. We'll be getting into his comments later on the show, but what was Bratton saying about being "gay" anyway? While he later tried to clarify, painting himself pro-gay, does that negate what he said? Let us know what you think.