Reporting Heather Converse
Steven Tyler, front man of Aerosmith, scored big this week because the Hawaii state Senate passed the so-called Steven Tyler Act Tuesday. It’s a bill that seeks to protect celebrities from overeager paparazzi by creating a civil violation if people take unwanted photos or videos of others in their private moments.
Tyler asked Sen. Kalani English to sponsor the legislation after unwanted photos were taken of him and his girlfriend last December and published in a national magazine. Tyler also owns a multimillion dollar home in Maui, which is part of English’s district.
Other celebrities have also supported the bill, including Britney Spears, Mick Fleetwood and the Osborne family. The reason they say is because paparazzi make it difficult to enjoy simple activities with family and friends.