Steven Tyler Testifies At ‘Tyler Bill’ Hearing
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood were on hand in Hawaii today to testify at a legislative hearing to push a bill that would help protect celebrities privacy.
The ‘Steven Tyler Act’ would give celebrities (and even us ‘normal’ people) the power to sue paparazzi who take photos or videos of their lives in an offensive way.
Tyler recently purchased a home on Maui and had his manager draft the bill while asking a Hawaii Senator to introduce the bill on his behalf.
More than a dozen celebrities provided testimony in favor of the bill while more than two-thirds of the state Senate co-sponsored the bill.
The state’s largest newspaper and the National Press Photographers Association both oppose the bill. A newspaper editorial called the senators supporting the bill ‘star-struck’ and claim the bill may effect even people taking pictures with their cell phones.