As a planet, we have a love-hate relationship with the paparazzi. On one hand, we can’t really get on board with how invasive they are in the lives of celebrities, however, where would we be without all of their images exposing the lives of the rich and famous? Without the paparazzi, a lot of the most popular scandals that have formed our celebrity culture would only be hearsay without the proof that has been provided to us through the work of the Paparazzi. This makes it very difficult to condemn them. Here are our five favorite scandalous moments caught by the paparazzi.
Kristen Stewart Scandal
In 2012, the paparazzi released some pictures that shook millions of teenage fans to the core. The beloved actress, Kristen Stewart, was caught engaging in amorous activities with her Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders. The pictures that were released to the public showed Stewart and Sanders in a compromising position, which all but confirmed that they were engaging in a sexual relationship. This news was talked about everywhere for months and the images could be seen in every big magazine and all over social media. These images being released to the public meant the end of Stewart’s relationship with her boyfriend and co-star Robert Pattison and also meant that movie executives became hesitant to cast her for some time.
Lindsay Lohan Drug Reveal
Another image that really shocked the world was when we all saw the famous childhood star, Lindsay Lohan, with what looked like cocaine on her nose. The image was taken as Lindsay Lohan was leaving a party with a fellow star, Paris Hilton. She looked clearly disheveled and there was no doubt that she was indeed on a substance of some sort. This was a big surprise that later made a lot of sense as she was charged with driving under the influence in the following months.
Amy Winehouse’s Episode
One heartbreaking moment that paparazzi managed to get on camera was the unfortunate decline of the singer Amy Whinehouse. The picture shows her crying in the streets, clearly not in a very good mental position. This picture was taken amongst the darkest part of her addiction and truly showed the world just how much help Amy needed. For Amy, this picture served as somewhat of a wakeup call and helped her stay clean for some time before her unfortunate premature death.
Peaches Geldof’s Stumble
On a lighter note, another scandal that was picked up by the paparazzi was Peaches Geldof’s unfortunate pram incident. The picture showed the star distracted on her phone while her baby fell from the pram. There were a series of images that showed her quickly ensuring her baby was ok and then continuing with her walk. Though this could have been a more unfortunate story, the baby was absolutely fine and Peaches later went on to laugh about the situation, labeling it a ‘blonde moment’. Luckily for her, the images that were up were not very clear as the paparazzi member that saw it was using a poor quality camera. If you want to be a member of the paparazzi, make sure you always have different types of digital camera to hand so that you will get a clear image.
Princess Diana’s Final Moments
Lastly, one of the most haunting images that have ever been captured by the paparazzi was the final moments of Princess Diana. The picture shows a distressed Diana in the back of a vehicle, with her partner at the time. Minutes after the picture was taken, the princess was unfortunately involved in a crash that resulted in her death. To this day, the image only leaves us wondering what they could have been talking about in that car.