I want to start by saying congratulations. There is no denying that your recent efforts have made a big difference in a short period of time. You have successfully chipped away at the deep pockets that fund #pedorazzi. Children of celebrities are better off than they were just one month ago. There is no denying it.
My main reason for writing this open letter is to pose the following questions. Has it achieved the result that you were looking for? Has the harassment stopped? Are you living in peace now? How much better have things gotten?
I hope that the answer to the above questions is a resounding “Yes”, and that things are significantly better. I hope this for your family, and the families of all artists who have been the target of greed.
I understand that it will take some time, and that we have different perspectives on the best approach to take to solve the paparazzi problem. I respect that.
My perspective is:
- The problem will only continue to grow.
- That you deserve the same level of privacy and respect that everyone else receives.
- Your child also suffers when you are targeted by the paparazzi.
I hope the new laws and policies will help. I really do.
But if you find that, despite the changes, the problem is still growing. That you are still being stalked. That your child is still being victimized. Don't give up.
Instead, I hope that you’ll keep an open mind to other approaches. I hope you will continue to ask questions and adjust your strategy until you find the peace that the rest of us take for granted.
I say these things as a father. I say this as someone who understands that there is nothing more important in life.
You shouldn't have to stop doing what you love to raise a family.
I wish you and your young family all the best.