Hawaii: Aerosmith singer seeks anti-paparazzi law

348

Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steven Tyler, approached a Hawaii state senator to propose a bill penalizing people for taking photos of public figures during “private moments.” If the bill is passed, the law will take effect on July 1, 2013. The Associated Press reports Sen. Kalani English initially sponsored the bill after photos released of Tyler caused tension within the pop star’s family:

Tyler owns a multimillion dollar home in Maui, part of English’s district. English said the bill, which was co-sponsored by more than two-thirds of the Senate, could help increase celebrity tourism in Hawaii.

Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler testifying on celebrity privacy during a hearing at the Hawaii Capitol in Honolulu. (AP Photo)
Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler testifying on celebrity privacy during a hearing at the Hawaii Capitol in Honolulu. (AP Photo)

Several other celebrities have also thrown their weight behind the bill, including Britney Spears, Mick Fleetwood and the Osborne family.

Read the story fromĀ the Associated Press.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email