Saturday, September 22, 2012

on princess kate and photographers

Much was made last week over Princess Catherine's nude photo scandal.  (Two things: one, I realize I'm a week late in writing this.  And two, she'll always be Kate Middleton to me).  People across the world decried her invasion of privacy, and spoke of how despicable the photogs were that took such intimate and intrusive photos.

While I agree with much of that sentiment, and can't imagine making my living in a way that harms  someone else so personally, I also think there's another perspective: if you don't want topless photos of you taken, don't take your top off.

I am almost always on the side of the victim, and I certainly feel for Kate.  But c'mon.  You're among the most recognizable women in the entire world, you're a princess, and photographers are pounding down your door to get the best shot... and you sunbathe topless?  Outside?

In an era of Facebook updates and iPhones and news spreading by the second, we all need to be aware of the fact that our photo could be snapped at almost any given time... and especially if you're a princess.

1 comment:

  1. Completely agree! It's not like there was a camera in her shower, come on, let's use our heads!

    Melissa

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