Selena Gomez was recently harassed by a paparazzo for her view on on-off boyfriend Justin Bieber’s Ibiza fight with the actor Orlando Bloom.
Everybody wants to talk about the Justin Bieber, Orlando Bloom fight, of almost-fight, if we’re being accurate
Everybody except on-off girlfriend Selena Gomez that is, who is keeping very quiet about the mess. At least publicly.
Unfortunately for the Disney alum, a group of people that are very insistent about what they want, had other ideas.
The same Sunday (August 3) that Gomez tweeted that she had a minor car accident in Los Angeles after paparazzi crowded her, the 22-year-old tangled with a shutterbug who wanted answers a question she made it clear she doesn’t want to answer.
While leaving a restaurant with gal pals after lunch in Studio City, one persistent photog fired an invasive question at the actress-singer.
“Selena, are you for Orlando Bloom or for Bieber on that fight they got into?” asked the pap, as a visibly irritated Gomez got into her car and furiously slammed the door.
Take a look at the video of the moment below.
Later, while in North Hollywood for a 7-Eleven stop, Selena and her sole female passenger got into a fender bender with another car.
Apart from the F-bombs that Gomez’s pal and the passenger of the other vehicle reportedly hurled, there wasn’t much to see.
But despite the minor nature of the incident, Gomez blames paparazzi at the scene for the accident.
They, of course, took lots of shots of the commotion.
Shortly after, the “Come and Get It” singer tweeted:
Only I'd get into an accident because of men with cameras who have great careers and offer the couple a package at Burke Williams. Oh LA.
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) August 3, 2014
In California, reforms to paparazzi regulation – many of whom are drawn to Los Angeles for its celebrity count – has led to some protection of children from photographers after lobbying by famous parents including Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner.
But for adult celebrities, it’s a case of fend for yourself. Selena’s encounters with men with “great careers” continues the unresolved debate about paparazzi over-stepping.
And it’s a debate Justin Bieber has seen translate into civil lawsuits against him and also car accidents.
This June, the SUV Justin was traveling was involved in a minor car accident in Beverly Hills after his driver reportedly tried to evade a pack of photographers.
In the past, Justin – who, admittedly, doesn’t always present the best of himself — has been captured on camera pleading with photographers for space. At times, that “pleading” came with F-bombs when he was seen telling a pap he would “f**k him up” after he told an equally rude lensman told him to “f**k off back to America.”
The incident occurred during the London leg of Bieber’s Believe tour. After which, Justin tweeted:
“Ahhhhh! Rough morning. Trying to feel better for this show tonight but let the paps get the best of me…”
“Sometimes when people r shoving cameras in your face all day and yelling the worst thing possible at u…well I’m human. Rough week. Not gonna let them get the best of me again.
Gonna get focused on this show tonight. Adrenaline is high now. Gonna put it on the stage. Only way someone can break u is if u let them (sic).”
Selena and Justin’s lives may look glamorous from the outside, even unjustifiably privileged. But do they, and other celebrities deserve to be hunted and hounded by paparazzi 24/7?
Let us know in comments below?