posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 07:28 AM
I must confess that I am pretty dismayed that ANYONE would defend the rights of the media in this scenario. It is bloody inappropriate for ANYONE to
be photographed without thier consent, before the shutter button is even depressed. An image, even of the face, no matter how famous one might be, is
a very personal thing, and it should be the right of anyone pictured in such a way to veto the publication of such a thing.
Of course there are circumstances where the press ought to shoot many photographs, when there is wrong doing, when there is tragedy, when there is
suffering. But the international press have no right to invade peoples privacy when they are engaged in private activities, wether out doors or not!
The fact of the matter is, that unlike the creeps and attention whores which populate the glossy mags, day in and day out, Kate and William HAVE to
interact with the press to some degree, in Kates case because that is the price she pays to be with the man she loves (lets not forget that they are a
normal couple in that regard if no other) and in Williams case because some media attention is a part of the life of a Prince, and has been part of
Royal life for a considerable time.
None of that means that these photographers have any business hounding them all around the world, waiting for them to provide an image that may
titilate. Unlike the rest of the people who have been featured in OK, Hello, Closer (in both the UK and France) and the myriad of "personalities"
from television who populate the media pages of the papers, William and Kate do not behave in certain ways in order to attract this sort of attention.
There are plenty of media darlings who DO get thier bits out , purely for the cameras, to add to thier fame, to get themselves in the papers again. So
many of these idiots are there in fact, that it beggars belief that the pap who shot these images could not have gotten better shots, of someone else,
without going to nearly as much effort.
To those who reckon that Kate should have kept her top on, I say this. Taking ones clothes off is NOT an invitation to anyone with a lens that can
capture the moment, to do so.If that was the case, then no one would go to the swimming baths, nor would they shower or bathe, for fear of being
snapped in the act. The fact that William and Kate went out to the remote location in which the photos were taken, in order to get some peace and
distance from the rat race, shows that they expected some privacy, and were not there to get themselves in the glossies, especially with the recent
uproar over Harry's bits being all over the international press.
Also, I am absolutely disgusted at the French publication for daring to publish the photographs. When one considers the heart ache that the French
papparazzi has already caused William, Harry, and indeed the many, many people in my nation who loved Princess Diana as a personality, as a figurehead
and as a humanitarian, it is a wonder that they had the outright lack of decency to compound that already massive insult, with this gargantuan
diplomatic balls up. I would hope that the Royal family, and specifically Kate and Williams legal team, absolutely gut the people responsible, and I
would hope that the useless flesh sack we have as PM will get his French counterpart to condemn this media action as well.
Do not get me wrong, I believe in press freedom, but it must never come at the cost of the privacy of people who value thier dignity. Found Rooney
knocking another prostitute? Well fine, thats an immoral act, and the people need to know in order to understand Rooney and decide wether he is a good
role model or not (hes not, lets be honest. Hes a media whore). Caught a politician cheating on his wife with his male secretary? Fine, hes a liar,
which goes to his suitability for his job. Woman who is married to a man close to the top of the Royal pile does something natural and relaxing, and
is photographed purely because people want to know what her tits look like? I dont bloody think so. If you can support that, then I hope your innards
rot and fall out of your backside.