On Tuesday January 1, a paparazzo was killed in Los Angeles after pursuing a car he believed that Justin Bieber was driving, and now Miley Cyrus is speaking out on the accident. No stranger to being hounded by the paparazzi herself, the 20-year-old “Party in the U.S.A.” singer shared her thoughts on Twitter. The full message was sent over multiple tweets, and reads:
“Hope this paparazzi/JB accident brings on some changes in ’13 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 u 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.”
According to TMZ, ”“A paparazzo attempting to shoot photos of Justin Bieber’s Ferrari was hit by another car and killed this evening — although Bieber was NOT behind the wheel of the Ferrari.” Apparently, the paparazzo believed that Justin was behind the wheel, and saw that he had been pulled over for speeding. Justin released a statement regarding the incident that says, ““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.”
TMZ also claims the photog who was killed was named Chris Guerra, and pursued Justin’s Ferrari “because of the singer’s reckless driving history and alleged pot smoking [earlier in the day] which made it a big story to follow.”
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