Justin Bieber responded with a statement of condolence following the death of a paparazzo photographer who was hit and killed after following Bieber’s Ferrari from a hotel.
But Miley Cyrus had little compassion for the dead man, calling him ‘dangerous’ and chiding those who choose not to listen to mothers when they caution ‘not to play in the street.’
“Hope this paparazzi/JB accident brings on some changes in ’13 Paparazzi are dangerous! Wasn’t Princess Di enough of a wake up call?!” Cyrus tweeted. “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.”
Bieber was much more diplomatic in his word choices.
“While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim,” Bieber said in a statement. “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.”
A paparazzo was struck and killed by a car while darting across a street after taking pictures of Justin Bieber’s Ferrari when it was pulled over along a freeway in Los Angeles, police said Wednesday.
His name was withheld by police pending notification of relatives.
The death came about six months after another photographer was charged with reckless driving and with violating a 2010 California law that toughened punishment for those who drive dangerously in pursuit of photos for commercial gain.
However, a judge later dismissed the paparazzi law charges, saying the law was overly broad and violated First Amendment free-speech protections.
On Tuesday, a friend of Bieber’s was behind the wheel of the Ferrari registered to the singer when a California Highway Patrol officer pulled it over for speeding along Interstate 405, authorities said. TMZ reports rapper Lil Twist, 19, was behind the wheel when the fatal accident occurred. —Fox News