It can be tough being a celebrity, especially when you get followed by the paparazzi all the time. Imagine having a horde of cameramen taking photos of you, blinding you with their flashing lights, when all you’re doing is walking the dog. Most of the time, things are kept civil, but there are times when the paparazzi take things too far and the celeb ends up taking things into their own hands. Read on for celebs who have fought back against the paparazzi.
Justin has been involved in a few run-ins with the paparazzi during his time in the spotlight. One such incident happened in 2013 when he lashed out at a paparazzo while leaving a London hotel and getting into a car. He had to be restrained by a minder as he tried to grab the paparazzo’s camera.
Mike was arrested after allegedly getting into a physical fight with an overly aggressive paparazzo at LAX airport. During the scuffle, the paparazzo fell to the ground and cut his forehead, before seeking treatment at a nearby hospital.
Britney’s head-shaving incident has gone down as one of the most memorable public falls from grace in celebrity history. After shaving her hair off, with the paparazzi watching, she then lost it with a certain photographer and attacked his car with an umbrella. Luckily for Britney, she soon managed to turn things around.
Kristen once lost her cool with a group of paparazzi and though she didn’t physically attack any of them she did insult them with the line, ‘you don’t deserve to breathe the same air as I do’. That’s one way to shut them down.
Shia was enjoying a coffee outside a coffee shop when he spotted a paparazzo taking photos of him. He then allegedly went outside and threw his hot drink over the unsuspecting paparazzo.
Amy had numerous run-ins with the paparazzi, including one incident where she lashed out at photographers after one of them managed to get photos of up her skirt. Another incident saw the singer lash out at paparazzi outside her home and try to get hold of a paparazzo’s camera while a member of her team tried to hold her back.
Adam was on a Miami beach in 2010 when a pesky paparazzo wouldn’t stop taking photos of him and his friends. Adam lost his cool, but luckily his friends managed to separate the singer from the paparazzo.
In this photo, Lindsay is seen throwing her drink at the paparazzi as they snap her being driven away. She was also involved in an incident where a paparazzo’s foot was run over with a car being driven by Lindsay and her pals. Lindsay and the injured paparazzo later made an out-of-court settlement.