Charlie Sheen’s response to paparazzi who asked him if Meghan and Harry were overreacting with their anger at the paparazzi was hilarious. He said that the photographers were pointing cameras and not guns, referring to the former royals who accused them of putting the Duchess and Duke in mortal danger. Sheen played nice, saying the Duke and Duchess were “clearly” going through a great deal. He wished them luck but then told the interviewer his own experiences with the paparazzi.
Sheen responded to questions regarding his encounters with photographers by saying, “I have never been involved in a high-speed chase.” He continued, “You’re pointing cameras and not guns.” He laughed and said, “Everyone lighten up!” He shrugged and said, “It’s only a picture.” He explained that if you gave the photo, it would be over. He said, referring to the reporter who was following him in an airport: “If you had ignored me the entire way, then it ends,” he explained.
Sheen’s observations provide more evidence that Meghan and Harry exaggerate the severity of their situation to gain sympathy from the public. This is something British media has been saying for years. Why should an actress and her ex-royal spouse, who is relatively unknown, have to worry about paparazzi if celebrities like Charlie Sheen never had to? It’s funny.
Harry and Meghan have cited Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, and her death to justify their dislike of the press and constant demands for privacy. Diana’s car was followed by paparazzi but her driver was heavily intoxicated and driving at high speeds. She was also not wearing a safety belt. The crash that killed Diana was attributed to drunk driving, not paparazzi. However, a jury determined that both the photographer and driver were responsible.
Paul, who was the Ritz Hotel’s head of security, had drunk two Ricards, which is equivalent to four single shots of whisky, before driving Fayed and the princess.
Blood tests and other samples showed that Paul, who died in the accident, was three times the French limit for drink-driving.
The drugs also contained traces of Prozac (for the treatment of depression) and Tiapridal (to counter alcohol dependence).
The ex-royals in America are faced with a more free press than in the UK, where there are few restrictions on photographing people in public. The Duke and the Duchess are not happy about it, but the former colony will not change its Constitutional rights to accommodate the wishes of the British royal family.