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Following the death of a paparazzo following Justin Bieber’s Ferrari when he ended up not even being in the car, How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris is weighing in, and not necessarily taking a stance one way or the other.
Harris attended the 50th anniversary ceremony for Hollywood's Magic Castle on Wednesday night, when he was asked if there should be laws put into place to prevent these occurrences from happening.
The actor told E! Online, “There's so many thoughts. I don't know where you begin with that without sounding like you're taking a stance one way or the other," adding, "I certainly think that being a public person, a celebrity people are interested in, means they're going to want to know all about you. And the minutiae of your daily life is sort of up for public consumption."
Admitting the paparazzi isn’t as interested in his whereabouts as much as other celebs, he continued, "I don't know where the line is. I mean if the paparazzi stopped at every red light, they'd lose the picture. But they're not the only people that run red lights. So you can't come down on them hard."
He concluded, "But I do think it's trying for people who are trying to live their lives in an everyday way to be constantly accosted by not only people wanting their photo but being abrupt and derogatory in order to get a facial expression.
"That can't be fun. I'm thankfully not that exciting so I don't get a lot of that. But yeah, it sucks when people die.”
CNN reports, however, that a fellow celebrity who gets the same attention as Bieber does from the paparazzi, Miley Cyrus, has come down a little harder on the issue.
“Hope this paparazzi/JB accident brings on some changes in '13," Cyrus tweeted. "Paparazzi are dangerous! Wasn't Princess Di enough of a wake up call?!"
Hope this paparazzi/JB accident brings on some changes in '13 Paparazzi are dangerous! Wasn't Princess Di enough of a wake up call?!
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) January 2, 2013