We live in a gossip-obsessed society. The age of the Internet has only ballooned our self-appointed right to possess pictures and video of famous celebrities, despite the fact that they are just as normal—and deserve as much privacy—as the rest of us. Maybe they don’t want images of them hanging with their families posted without permission. And that’s fair, right? Seems fair.
Prince William and his wife Kate are kindly asking for media organizations to stop publishing unauthorized images of the young Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Which is a fair request to make because these are children, who don’t ask for much besides unlimited nap time and all the royal dinosaur nuggets they can eat. But it’s also a very serious request, as they claim paparazzi have been using dangerous behaviors to snag shots of the kids.
With the amount of deception paps will employ for a lucky photo, it can become very hard to tell if someone lurking in the corner is just doing his job or actually attempting to cause harm to the royal family.
Not only is it best for everyone involved to stay safe, but the world won’t crumble with a few less stolen shots. Let’s hope the media obeys the royal request.