Not all car chases involve the police, of course. Here in L.A., it’s often paparazzi speeding after celebrities. A few years ago, California lawmakers even voted to punish photographers who drive recklessly with jail sentences and $2,500 fines. One paparazzo who was prosecuted for speeding after Justin Bieber is now fighting that law in court. Whatever the outcome, however, that’s only one setback celebrity photographers have faced in recent years. Public backlash and social media have eroded what was once an incredibly lucrative profession. But the paparazzi aren’t quite gone for good.
The Rise and Fall of the Paparazzi
- Claudia Rosenbaum - entertainment reporter for BuzzFeed News - @CJRosenbaum