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Leo Explains Why He's Such A Douche

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The paparazzi hating Leonardo DiCaprio has promised to boycott the photogs and he's revealing why.

Leo says he's tried to stay out of the media and doesn't really want to be written about or photographed.

The 34 year old says, "Actually I'm not in the tabloids anymore. I am sometimes, but I've watched the culture change. I'm old hat. And I love it. You know what it is with me? This is something I'd like to clarify. I've heard people say, 'Because you hide, it makes you seem ungrateful.'"

And he finally explains why he hides from the paparazzi.

Leo says, "The mere fact that these - I'll use the word piles - are earning money from exploiting my image is the only reason I hide myself or am not a photo-friendly person. I do not like the way they conduct themselves. I think they're disrespectful and dangerous. The reason I don't pose or smile or that I seem mad is that I don't want them to make a living off my private life."

And there you have it.

Poor Leo. You have it so rough!

[Image via WENN.]

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83 comments to “Leo Explains Why He's Such A Douche”

  1. 1


  2. 2

    Oh please, after they leave u alone, then ya complain.

  3. 3

    Um that explains it!

  4. 4

    What's up with celebs doing this? They struggle so hard finding who they are that they end up changing their personalities quite often.

  5. 5


  6. 6

    Good for him!
    Celebs need some privacy too…or else they could SHOW us their privates!!!!Re: harrybalsac hates you!

    any gravy today?

  7. 7

    How much corn was in Miley's poo? Tell us Dickcheese.

  8. 8

    I don't blame him. Even stars need DOWNTIME esp. if they are at home spending family time together. No One should have their backyard or kids school violated while paps snap away. I've seen the paps in action, They literally trampled me at LAX while running to photograph some movie star. I too think they are a danger to public safety. I'd rather be rich…. never famous.

  9. 9

    I'd still blow him…
    OMG, I need help…
    currently blowing Leo AND LOVING IT.
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  10. 10

    Re: ARRRGGGH! Gimme a sammich – It's pretty lumpy,still want it?

  11. 11


  12. rhilo says – reply to this


    leave my bubba alone pfatsy!

  13. 13

    he's right!

  14. 14

    Piles?….i love it

  15. 15

    I hope he runs over some paps with his car one day. Self defense. SUCK IT PAPS! GET A REAL LIFE YOU FUCKTARDS!

  16. 16

    Re: Major Dude – Please tell me you're filming it?!

  17. 17

    I respect him for that. Among other things.

  18. 18

    It's fine for celebrities to act this way.
    Some of them are fame whores; some of them are people in need of privacy just like non-celebrities.

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  20. 20

    That's not being a douche Perez, you just wish you were as big as he is

  21. 21

    can you explain why you're a douche?

  22. 22

    Re: _Alice_ – in 3D baby, those "money shots" are gold I tell you GOLD!

  23. 23

    I LOVE LEO!!! And I respect him - he's not a fame whore like some other "stars". He genuinely seems to be acting for the craft not the fame!

  24. 24

    when you choose to be a celebrity, you also choose to be in the public eye. stop whining!

  25. Riz says – reply to this


    It's so easy to criticize these guys because they're rich and make a dream living. But he's right. Try having a camera up your ass every time you step out. The paps practice some really dangerous maneuvers to get what they want. They don't have one iota of concern for who they might run over or harm getting their picture. It's gross. Don't get me wrong, I love looking at pictures of celebrities but I do wish that the paps would find a more decent and dignified way of getting them. We really don't need to see any more crotch, belly or nose picking shots. Zoom lens anyone?? Showing gratitude doesn't mean you have to allow the paps to invade your privacy and personal space.

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  27. 27

    Re: LaDiva is repping New Jersey – Exactly. And and why be so angry about a poor pap making $35,000 a year when you making millions. Dick head.

  28. 28

    yes Leo your right your an old head now everyone is after the new versions of you..like Effron and Crawford you know pretty boys with the girl face…

  29. 29

    He should be happy someone is taking his f-en picture….
    what a bitch….

  30. 30

    Re: NubianPrincess – PEREZ WHERES MY F'ING AVATAR my haters need something to whine about damn you

  31. 31

    And there's a problem with what he's saying? Leo for one is right. When he started being famous, paps were nowhere NEAR as bad as they are now. People like Audrey Hepburn would have castrated someone if they were acting like paps do. We've all seen the video of the paps tying up traffic and driving illegally just to follow her. His way to fight back at long lenses into his own backyard is to not give the pap a payday off his picture. I think it's hilarious. I'm all for gossip, celeb red carpet pics, but I'd be more likely to kill the ass whose taking pics of my kids in my privacy fenced backyard.

  32. 32

    LOVE LEO!!!!!!

  33. 33

    He looks like he's always on drugs…I think that is the REAL reason he hides his face…people might see how fucked up he really is.

  34. 34

    Way to go Leo! Perez just thinks you're a douche because he too can't exploit and profit from your image. All celebs should start doing this.

  35. 35

    paparazzi = "piles" of shit.

  36. 36

    Re: LettyB Thanks All Her Fans! – You love Leo!!!!
    I thought i was your man….

  37. 37

    Boo Hoo Leo, you want millions of people to PAY to see your crummy movies but you want OUT of the public eye? You should have become an accountant.

    Oh the PRICE we pay for FAME and FORTUNE, pass me a hanky!

  38. LilyV says – reply to this


    Isn't being photo'd by the paps or written up in the tabloids just part of being an actor? It's not like they didn't know this when they started. It's like with any job, do you think someone who goes to medical school goes into it thinking they will never get any blood on them? Or a telemarketer getting yelled at? Hmmmm, I think I'll be an accountant, but I don't want to work with numbers…

  39. 39

    Re: Ladeedah – I totally agree. At one point in the not to distant past people respected each other no matter whether they were famous or not. This is true of all people in the public eye. This obession with having to know everything about the people who are famous and see pictures of all their intimate moments would not have flown 20yrs ago. Why is it now acceptable ?

  40. 40

    I suppose it has nothing to do with him getting old. No one explained the concept of supply and demand, either. If pics are easy to get, they aren't worth so much and you will be left alone. If pics are difficult to get, they are more valuable and you will be tracked down and hounded like you should be. He has such a brilliant plan. It won't be long until he is begging to be photographed.

  41. 41

    i totally agree with him. the paps need to back off from all the celebrities.

  42. 42

    Why the fuck does the public have such a neeeeeed to see Leo when he's trying to leave his house or grab a bite to eat??? It's like Perez having the gossip to go thing so you can keep up with the celeb gossip 24/7…WHO THE FUCK CARES??? I have never been in the middle of dinner and had the urge to know what Miley is doing. There are thousands of people out there who want their pics taken, why cry over one who doesn't?

  43. 43

    I admire Leo for this. The paps have become more and more agressive and more and more invasive. People always seems to have little sympathy for this that somehow because a person makes a ton of money they should have to give up any semblance of a personal life. Who said that had to be the rule? And it's not their fault that the movie studios pay higher and higher salaries at the expense of raising movie tickets for us "regular" folk. If we boycott movies, and celebs boycott the paps, then maybe things will normalize again. Back in the day, no one would have thought to rifle through Frank Sinatra's garbage, or jump the fence at John Wayne's estate to get some pics. I do feel sympathy for celebrities who are agressively attacked by cameras and pressing photographers everytime they leave their house. I also feel for their children. It must be absolutely terrifying for a child to have all these grown ups pressing in on them all the time. I love gossip and tabloids but there needs to be some self-control and respect on the part of the photogs.

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  45. 45

    I don't think he was sounding sorry for himself. He is one of the celebrities who practices what he preaches, not one of those who b*tch about the paps and then goes to the Ivy or Robertson the next day.

    He isn't obligated to pose for paparazzi.

  46. 46

    Good 4 him! Paps should use a zoom lense from across the street at least….they are pretty intrusive and dangerous.

  47. Riz says – reply to this


    So if being harassed is just part of being an actor then I guess telemarketers calling and violating our privacy either at home or on the road is just part of owning a phone? I don't think so.

  48. 48

    Re: Productboy – If you think the paps only make 35k a year, you are sorely naive. They can make twice that off one shot. Those morgue pics of Anna Nicole sold for millions. 3-4 celeb shots for 3-4k a day, 3 days a week. Nice life for acting like a scumbag. Hell, even 10 years ago, people weren't doing this crazy stuff. People blame restaurant publicity stunts - who the hell made those restaurants pap crazy in the first place? Paps. There will always be "celeb hotspots" merely for the fact they can get a meal without being drooled over - it's called exceptional service. But some paps show up… celebs become media hungry? Blame the exact opposite of the culprit.

  49. 49

    Re: LilyV – But on the flip side, the paparazzi know when they get into their jobs that some people don't want to be photographed..so why complain about it? Actors may be rich and famous, but they're people too. Leo just wants his privacy. Who cares. And for the record, I'll share his privacy with him anyyy day of the week. ;)

  50. 50

    wow…just when I begin to consider him an intellect, he comes out with a humdinger dumbass statement .

  51. 51

    i love you perez! pero leonardo es grandioso tambien (LEO IS GREAT!!!) y ha trabajado duramente para conseguir su sitio en la historia del cine mundial. ademas de su exito profesional, como persona es tambien un ejemplo, me parece que es imposible olvidar o desconocer su tenacidad y fortaleza. es un gran personaje y en tu pagina solo he visto un par de comentarios (o quizas uno solo) favorables respecto a el. siempre entro en tu pagina (aunque es primera vez que comento porque si bien leo algo de ingles no lo manejo tanto) y me divierte que seas tan certero en tus comentarios…pero creo que dicaprio se merece,se ha ganado, un mejor trato!! bye, kiss and love for you!

  52. 52

    Why, cause he doesn't want sum bags making money off him.. Good they shouldn't…

  53. 53

    Uh… that's what happens when you are FAMOUS dumbass. Stop acting then. You suck anymore anyway. No one would care.

  54. 54

    This shot makes him look like 7 ft tall lol Anyone else notice that? Or juse me cause I have too much time on my hands

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  56. 56

    Welll let me tell you something LEO if you did not want your personal life out there then don't date famous super models and stop acting all together and move out of the USA otherwise shut the hell up dude.

  57. JW says – reply to this


    What if he did like the Jolie-Pitts and took and sold his own photos? He seems conscientious.

  58. 58

    Leo who?

  59. 59

    Why are u guys bashing him??? He's fucking RIGHT!!!! The Paps are fucking douchebags and they ARE dangerous! He has every right to hide is face and honestly he shouldn't even have to explain himself to ANYONE!

    This guy has made ALOT of smart and sensible choices as a person in the spotlight USUALLY (especiall as a child actor) has been known NOT to do. Leo is a cool cat and I like him a great deal sso FUCK all of you and your CRAPPY taste in "talent."
    You are all sheep! BAAAAAAHHHHHH

  60. 60

    Good for him. He has a right to his privacy. There are plenty of fame whores for the paps to chase.

  61. 61

    I agree with him, there should be a law enforced where you are not allowed to take pics of people without their consent or permission. The only time "stars" should be photographed is on the red carpet or at a function, NOT when their out grocery shopping with their kids, then called "fat" & "ugly" because their not all glamed up!

  62. 62

    Perez, you crack me up. If Angelina had said this you would cosign in a heartbeat. I'm not calling you a hypocrite, but…

  63. nks82 says – reply to this


    i think perez is the douche

  64. 64

    I don't think he's "ungrateful". He does plenty of charity work. A lot of wealty people take their position for granted and don't "give back" to society.

    He's a talented actor and he's very entertaining when he's on screen but that's just his job. I think people forget that celebrities are people too and are not "owned" by the public. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to have to live in a spotlight like that and have your privacy and personal dignity constantly invaded. It must be sheer hell and it's no wonder most celebs are the wrecks that they are, drinking and doing drugs. The lifestyle must be exceedingly stressful to endure even for the benefit of the amount of money earned. I hardly blame the guy for hiding out when he's not working. The papparazzo are *so* annoying, harassing and baiting celebrities and taking thousand of photos, spying on private moments, phone calls, etc. They go too far and abuse our counties laws and rights. I think they should put a stop to it and make some new laws preventing or outlawing much of their aggressive tactics.

  65. 65

    yeah but it makes alot of sence though

  66. 66

    I agree. The paps should be embarrassed of themselves, 75% of the pics they take and get money off of are ridiculously boring. I don't care to see Naomi Watts walking out of CVS with a bottle of detergent, you know?? Leave them alone, that's not what fame should be about. It's overrated and I don't blame him for noticing that.

  67. 67

    he's exactly right. I'd do exactly the same.

    There is a difference between being "Famous" and an "Actor".

    Remember the old days? Movie stars made FILMS and were recognized for their WORK. That's all he, and many other actors/actresses want. They have a passion for acting and are talented at it. That doesn't translate into always wanting overexposed fame in the tabloids.

    Leave that to people like Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, etc etc. Oh yeah, and Perez Hilton.

  68. 68

    Re: Riz – You make a very very good comparison.

  69. 69

    he's not complaining perez, he's making a statement. and he's right, the papparrazi are many times acting dangerously to the people they try to photograph. he's also right that they invade his privacy and his private life. just because he's an actor doesn't mean he's not entitled to some privacy.

  70. 70

    That makes a lot of sense to me.

  71. a_pup says – reply to this


    he is a person just like the rest of us.
    respect his privacy! is that too much to ask for?
    go leo!!

  72. 72

    Perez Hates Me ^^

  73. 73

    He does have a point. They ARE disrespectful and dangerous. They really need to be held accountable for their actions, until then, they are going to get more and more out of control.

  74. 74

    spoken like a true, bottom-feeding member of the press. you're basically
    a pap yourself, shitstain, you just write about it. or someone does. never
    could figure out why you refer to yourself as 'we'.
    just because he likes his privacy and doesn't want assholes with cameras in
    his face he's a douche??
    celebrities deserve their privacy. being a celeb doesn't preclude that.

  75. 75

    yes i think the tabbloids are getting dangerous. I love to hear about the stars' private lives. But there has to be a limits to what the paps do. I wouldn't want anyone being endangered for my love of gossips

  76. 76

    i don't care how dumb everyone thinks he is. i love leo and given the opportunity i would hop on top and ride him all night.

  77. 77

    Go Leo!! I'd much rather see him than those shameless fame-whores Speidi. Leo is not an actor for fame, he is an actor because he (GASP) likes to act! If he wanted fame, he would have been a reality TV star. I think the majority of Leo's fellow actors and actresses support his viewpoint.

  78. 78

    love leo…..
    Enjoy creating new styles and upload it to www.uploaded.tv

  79. 79

    Right on, Leo!! now, lose some weight.

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  81. 81

    Perez, don't be such a insensitive dick. If I couldn't take a crap without getting hounded, I'd be over it as well. People need their space.

  82. 82

    that's actually a legitimate reason, i can understand that.

  83. 83

    Re: jonalisa

    seriously!! but i think it's also because he just didn't age well *knock on wood*