*le sigh* Over the years the paparazzi issue of course has been a ever growing problem. Hell, there have even been movies made about how awful the paps are. (That movie made me sick BTW). In history, we have Lady Diane killed from trying to run away from paps, paps photographing stars little children, we have poor KStew who feels as if she is being raped (for the record I totally saw where she was coming from on that statement), we have RPatz who could not go home for hours because of following paps and him wanting to keep the Robsten love nest a secret… But while we b**** and complain about the paps and their VERY intrusive behavior, the simple facts lays in this:
There will continue to be pics, if there is public demand for them. If there is a high public demand for pics then the *money shots (i.e. kissing, PDA, confirmation if they are/are not)* will sell for high dollars. So you have the ever wanting fans, the paps looking for the big payday and the actors/actresses at the center of the circus.
It comes full circle and it is a total bittersweet Catch 22. We as fans whine and cry when we have not seen our fav actors/actresses photographed in some time we then b**** (while secretly happy we get to see pics of them) that the paps are following our fav actors/actresses around like a pack of hungry dogs.
It is the total *accident on the side of the rode* mentality for fans and it is *human nature*. You don't want to look, you know looking might gross you out, but your curiosity takes over and you HAVE TO LOOK. Honestly, I have taken enough Sociology in my years to know that we truly can not help ourselves. It is wanting to be part of our society and staying current on the happenings of Hollywood, it is feeding into our want to know everything that encompasses our love for fav movie/book/actor, and bottom line is it is sometimes nice to live vicariously through the rich, famous and even more fun to live through the rich, famous that are in love with each other. Take all the crazy hype over *Brangelina*...
Robsten is bringing out in real life, the feelings we felt when we read the Twilight books and saw the movies. They are keeping the love that we felt reading and watching alive outside of a series that is so dear to us. We as fans just want a little piece of the magic that we have all grown to love and make part of lives so deeply. While we (ok 98% of us) are not chasing Robsten around trying to get their pics, we as fans will continue to live in a bittersweet Catch 22 of wanting to see pics we find hard to look at because of the way they came about.
It is at this point you choose to take a stand on never looking at pap pics again and not feeding into their *paydays* or you remain part of circle. Honestly, it is your personal choice to make.