The novel coronavirus lockdown has put many of us out of work.
One subset of our world is the paparazzi and, as you can imagine, they’re really struggling since no one can leave their homes.
But that hasn’t stopped them from trying to get pictures anyway, and their methods have raised a few eyebrows but haven’t really caused any major surprises.
As many of you know, one of the most popular targets for this group of people is the British royal family, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in particular. Well, what you might not know (and we don’t blame you for not keeping up with this gossip) is that Harry and Meghan have a tense relationship with the press which as resulted in the couple fleeing the Prince’s native Britain for Canada and now the United States.
Holed up in famous actor and director Tyler Perry’s mansion, Harry and Meghan are attracting regular drone flybys from paparazzi that want to snap a picture of the couple’s child. Newsweek is reporting that the authorities were called no less than on five separate occasions to report the drones.
Newsweek quoted a source who described the situation: “They see these drones coming in at them, and they guess that they are being operated by photographers, but they can't just assume that. Meghan received racist death threats at the time of her wedding, so the terror threat is very real for them. But, aside from that, imagine if you were in their shoes facing that, how that would feel? To have drones buzzing around 20 feet above your head when you are trying to play with your son? It's like people forget they are real people. But this is a real family. They are not asking for any special treatment; they are just asking for the safety and security we all expect in our own homes to be respected.”
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