Paparazzi has quite a negative image of hounding stars and celebrities way too intrusively as to usually merit a restraining order from the court to stay away for a designated distance. They usually consist of photojournalists who are not officially affiliated with any mainstream media group who track the activities of famous personalities on their own accord and volition. They do this in the hope of catching just the right moment/s to be photographed and then sell them at a hefty price to newspapers, magazines, and other possible outlets for such pictures.
What is different from the paparazzi shots as compared to formal photo opportunities in showbiz events and other high-profile gatherings is that most often than not, the former tends to show stars in their most embarrassing moments rather than in their best. These pictures are usually stolen shots of a celebrity’s private life which are obviously not meant for public consumption. Given the insatiable desire of the public to know more about what goes on the lives of the rich and famous, media will continue to come out with shocking and revealing pictures that will sell.
Paparazzi is literally watching out for the blunders of celebrities to make a living. It isn’t very difficult to understand this since the most embarrassing photos usually command the highest price because of the expected interest that will be generated from it. It is simply supplying what is in demand.
When celebrities do their dirty thing on public like having sex on a public place or engaging in criminal acts, they are usually asking for such treatment. The rule is quite simple: Do not do anything in public that which you desire not to be publicly known. It is an altogether different thing when paparazzi starts invading private family occasions, stalking children of celebrities causing fear and anxiety in them, and causing physical harm to the object of interest.