The friend confided to People Magazine:
[Image via Instagram.]
Paparazzi are about to become an extinct breed in Hawaii.
While many stars have submitted written statements to advocate for the new law, Steven did not only suggest and become the face of the bill, but he is also expected to be in attendance during its hearing today and testify for its enforcement.
"The paradise of Hawaii is a magnet for celebrities who just want a peaceful vacation. As a person in the public eye, I know the paparazzi are there and we have to accept that. But when they intrude into our private space, disregard our safety and the safety of others, that crosses a serious line that shouldn't be ignored."
If passed, the bill would ban the unrestrained and intrusive paparazzi behavior that has become so common in the state. It would also cause papz to be vulnerable to stricter penalties and enable celebs to seek damages if their privacy is violated on the islands.
While we'll miss those intimate photos, we're more concerned for the safety of the photogs and stars.
And if there is anyone who can push the bill over the edge to legalization, it's bad ass Steven!
[Image via Ramey Pix.]