A member of the paparazzi was killed yesterday, and was struck down by another vehicle just moments after taking photographs of Justin Bieber‘s white ‘Ferrari.’ The pop singer wasn’t present in the vehicle at the time, but has used the accident as an opportunity to raise awareness to paparazzi laws. The man was hit whilst crossing the road, and died later in the day in hospital.
Justin has released a statement about the accident: “While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim. Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves.”
Justin‘s friend Miley Cyrus weighed in on the big debate on Twitter, stating: “Hope this paparazzi/JB accident brings on some changes in 2013. Paparazzi are dangerous! Wasn’t Princess Di enough of a wake up call?! It is unfair for anyone to put this on to Justin‘s conscious as well! This was bound to happen! Your Mom teaches you when your a child not to play in the street! The chaos that comes with the paparazzi acting like fools makes it impossible for anyone to make safe choices.”