The New York Times editorial page is not impressed with the “Steven Tyler Act,” an anti-paparazzi bill currently being considered by lawmakers in Hawaii. Calling it a “boneheaded measure,” the Times seems to believe the bill giving celebrities the right to sue paparazzi and collect damages is unnecessary and could have a “chilling effect” on legitimate news-gatherers. The bill is named for the Aerosmith singer, who recently bought a house on Hawaii, and has the support of drummers Mick Fleetwood and Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee, comedian Margaret Cho, and singer Neil Diamond.
New York Times editorial decries ‘Steven Tyler Act’
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