Kate faces Di’s paparazzi problems
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012 01:09
In times like this, one my friends would say, “Kate Middleton is having some serious #princessprobs.”
The British royal family filed a lawsuit against the French magazine “Closer” for taking topless and bottomless pictures of Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, while she and Prince William vacationed in France.
Although the pictures are shocking, people shouldn’t be surprised in the least bit over these invasive photographs.
The British royal family is pressing charges and with good reason. The family is being especially careful to avoid a second fatality caused by the merciless endeavors of the paparazzi. Whether Middleton’s predicament aligns with the paparazzi chase that killed Diana or not, it would be of the family’s best interest to go forth and file suit.
The family’s lawsuit against “Closer” may go through successfully because France’s privacy laws are stricter than British or American laws. Whether the family arises triumphant in a court of law, it is clear who the true winner will be in the court of public opinion.
Is Princess Diana’s death foreshadowing impending doom for Princess Kate? It could be, but many think there are solutions to being literally “hounded to death” by those overbearing vultures that stalk the lives of those in the limelight.
Ultimately, what led to Diana’s death in 1997 was a conglomerate of paparazzi photographers who pursued her in a dangerously fast pursuit through the Alma Underpass in Paris.
Many assume the paparazzi would have taken a hint 15 years ago after Diana’s death, but the paparazzi will never learn. The reason those filth-mongering victimizers will never learn is because, for some sick reason, they want to own people’s lives while sneering behind their SLRs and point and shoots.
Some people have no ethical standards.
Commentator for TV One cable network and host/managing editor of its Sunday morning news show, “Washington Watch with Roland Martin,” Roland Martin thinks Middleton should do as Michael Jordan has done by keeping a low profile.
I have a hard time comparing Michael Jordan to Kate Middleton without giggling a little, but Martin has a point. Even though the only similarity Middleton and Jordan share is warding off the insatiable desires of sickos with long lenses, Middleton should consider taking notes from the former basketball superstar.
According to Martin’s report, Jordan took extreme precautions to protect his privacy and safety by avoiding ventures into the public arena, keeping a low profile and steering clear of the press.
Maybe those high-profile celebrities should take advice from my mother before stepping into the public eye; think before you act and always make good choices. Even though Princess Kate was at a private chateau, she was outside in the open. That was not a wise move on her part, especially considering her social stature. She should not be embarrassed because she chose her high-profile lifestyle.
After all, her bikini didn’t magically disappear into thin air.