She's got a point: 17-year-old reality star Kendall Jenner took to Twitter today to rant about life in the spotlight. But no judgement here, because she makes a solid case about the shutterbugs lurking in the shadows.
there's nothing that irritates me more than when people take pics of me/my family/ or anyone in this industry and do not ask.— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) January 8, 2013
Wrote the starlet, who got instant feedback from her 4.8 million followers, which prompted:
don't sit there taking pics of me as if I'm a statue, or an artifact in a museum. I can see you and it makes me uncomfortable.— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) January 8, 2013
I'm a human being and it's very rude not to ask. you wouldn't appreciate it either.— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) January 8, 2013
Kudos to the young lady for taking a stand and owning her rights.
This is a particularly bad week for the paps, as only days ago a photographer was struck by a car when he tried to capture a photo of Justin Bieber's Ferrari.
Fellow teen star Miley Cyrus took to Twitter following the accident and expressed her hope for change. "Hope this paparazzi/JB accident brings on some changes in ’13," wrote Cyrus. "Paparazzi are dangerous! Wasn’t Princess Di enough of a wake up call?!"
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Adele <a href="http://uk.omg.yahoo.com/news/adele-quits-twitter-newborn-son-receives-death-threats-103514469.html" target="_hplink">quit in November</a> after Twitter trolls bombarded the site with <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/22/adeles-baby-welcomed-with-insults-taunts-twitter-trolls_n_2002156.html" target="_hplink">disgusting insults and taunts</a> when news broke that the "Someone Like You" singer had given birth.
The "30 Rock" star quit Twitter for the second time in July after getting married to Hilaria Thomas. (<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/07/alec-baldwin-quits-twitte_n_1134909.html" target="_hplink">He first quit in December</a>, after ranting about getting booted off an American Airlines flight). Now he's done away with his personal handle, @alecbaldwin, for good, but remains active via his foundation, <a href="https://twitter.com/ABFalecbaldwin" target="_hplink">@ABFoundation</a>.
There are only two words that need to be said about Miley Cyrus quitting Twitter, back in 2009, and they are<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tSOTQPUQoU" target="_hplink"> This. Video</a>.
Make up your mind already! Amanda Bynes took to Twitter to announce that <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/20/amanda-bynes-24-ive-retir_n_618619.html" target="_hplink">she was retiring from acting</a>, at age 24, in June 2010. A month later, Bynes announced <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/25/amanda-bynes-unretires-fr_n_658468.html" target="_hplink">she was unretiring from acting</a>. Then, in September the same year, she announced she was <a href="http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/09/10/amanda-bynes-quits-twitter/" target="_hplink">sacking her Twitter account</a>, only to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/27/amanda-bynes-twitter-return-posts-bare-midriff-pictures-photos_n_814858.html" target="_hplink">reemerge (with skin-baring photos)</a> under the new handle <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/msamandabynes" target="_hplink">@msamandabynes</a>. The <a href="https://twitter.com/msamandabynes" target="_hplink">account is not visible </a>to the public.
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/27/john-mayer-twitter-is-pre_n_553907.html" target="_hplink">John Mayer admitted in June 2010</a> that he was "pretty much done" with his Twitter account, saying that "every night I think about canceling my Twitter account." The <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/john-mayer-reveals-why-he-quit-twitter-20110713" target="_hplink">self-professed "tweetaholic" did delete his account</a>, but, like any true addict, <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnMayer" target="_hplink">rejoined</a>.
After tweeting what many considered to be dark <a href="http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/09/sinead-oconnor-suicide-options-twitter-rant" target="_hplink">suicidal thoughts</a> and cries for sexual attention on her Twitter account in 2011, the singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor did away with her account, the cheekily-named <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/howryeh" target="_hplink">@howryeh</a>. In September 2011, O'Connor, who suffers from bi-polar disorder, told the <em>Guardian </em> that her Twitter posts had been a "cry for help."
He didn't quit, per se, but the "Two and a Half Men" actor and public internet entrepreneur announced he would be seeking <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20544312,00.html" target="_hplink">Twitter management with the firm Katalyst Media</a> after publicly scolding Penn State over the firing of Jerry Sandusky, before he had read news about the molestation scandal. "While I feel that running this feed myself gives me a closer relationship to my friends and fans, I've come to realize that it has grown into more [than] a fun tool to communicate with people," Kutcher wrote on <a href="http://aplusk.posterous.com/twitter-management" target="_hplink">his blog. </a>
He's done it before, but <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/17/chris-brown-deletes-twitt_n_1100090.html" target="_hplink">Chris Brown most recently quit his Twitter account -- and removed most of his timeline -- in November 2011 after <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/17/chris-brown-deletes-twitt_n_1100090.html" target="_hplink">ranting about Rihanna</a>. A sign that Brown had had enough: "I don't say s**t to anybody and everyone feels its cool to attack me. GROWN ADULTS!!!! that s**t happened three years ago!" the singer wrote.