Monday, September 17, 2012

It's a pair of boobs!

Stop the presses.

Halt the universe.

How about build a bridge and get over it?

So the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathed topless. Who. Cares? Seriously? Sunbathing topless in Europe is as common as changing your underwear anywhere should be. The photographer who climbed onto the roof of a neighboring building to get the pictures of this private moment should 1) be ashamed of him/herself and 2) prosecuted. Why are magazines making such a big deal of this? Sure she's a 'Princess' but she's human and just because she has a royal title doesn't mean she should stop doing the things that she likes to do. Heck, Europe has topless beaches! Another pair of boobs, regardless of who they belong to, shouldn't be newsworthy!!

Ugh. Stories like this just rub me the wrong way. I feel horrible for her, especially with the fact that she was at a private home with the implication of privacy and people are blaming her. What about the perv that climbed onto another building, probably used a freaking long lens to invade her private moment? Did the country learn nothing from the death of Princess Diana? When are they going to start putting rules/laws for the paparazzi and enforce the consequences if they break the them? Maybe if a few of these less scrupulous photographers had to face some fines or jail time they might think twice about taking private photos.

Anyway, that's my two cents on the situation. I don't want to turn this into a soapbox rant but it's one of those things where I needed to say something. 

Random Fact: Even though Utah is landlocked, it is illegal to hunt whales.


Chatty Mama said...

I'm with you! I don't understand the fascination. Here's what's gross, if that photographer had taken those pictures of someone like you or I while out with our husbands they would be accused of stalking and all kinds of legal recourse could be taken. But because she married a prince people are allowed to take pictures of her breasts and put them on magazines and get to make money off of it. How is this right?? She was on a private balcony on holiday with her HUSBAND she should be allowed to be as naked or not naked as she wants.

This kind of thing makes me sick, especially since it's happening to Diana's son's wife...have we learned nothing??

My rant is done now

Holly Klatt said...

Exactly!!! I understand that when you're a 'celebrity' a certain amount of 'public eye' attention is to be expected but when you have to climb onto a roof of an adjacent building and use a long angle's definitely stalking! <3 G