Steven Tyler Praises New Paparazzi Law in Hawaii
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.11.2013
It was named after him...
Steven Tyler recently spoke with Billboard about the passage of the Steven Tyler Act in the Hawaii state senate last Tuesday, which gives stars the right to sue over unwanted photos and recordings taken of them on the islands. Tyler brought the bill to Senator Kalani English after photos were published of him and his family last December in their Maui home. Check out the highlights:
On the paparazzi problem in Hawaii:"[In Hawaii], they are allowed in with their lenses and they get the most intimate of shots, which is what they are really looking for to make money. Not on my watch! It's really about privacy at its upmost -- when you're inside and the doors are closed."
On the paparazzi going after his kids: "They chase my kids and get in the way of traffic. We almost got in an accident and so before it happens, you want to do something about it. They're just looking for a taste of blood. They're not gonna get it."
Joe Perry on the law: "The great thing is now that it's passed, people can bring it to the courts in other states. It's going to snowball I bet because it's not just a problem in Hawaii. It's here. It's there. It's everywhere."
Tyler joking about the benefits: "Now at least Joe and I can go to Maui and walk around naked in the back lawn and write some crazy songs."