Steven Tyler has jumped a major hurdle with his proposed ‘Steven Tyler Act’ that protects celebrities from paparazzi, which was officially approved by the Hawaii state Senate on Tuesday.
Tyler introduced the bill to give vacationing celebs more privacy on the island. The bill also gives celebs the right to sue over unwanted images or recordings taken of them by intrusive paparazzi while on the islands.
The paparazzi have been a problem for Tyler, who owns a home in Hawaii, saying photographers are “allowed in with their lenses and they get the most intimate of shots, which is what they are really looking for to make money.”
He also adds that photogs endanger his family while trying to get their shots.
“They chase my kids and get in the way of traffic,” he told Billboard. “We almost got in an accident and so before it happens, you want to do something about it. They’re just looking for a taste of blood. They’re not gonna get it.”
But the real reason why Tyler proposed the act? He wants to be able to walk around naked in the privacy of his own home.
“Now at least Joe [Perry] and I can go to Maui and walk around naked in the back lawn and write some crazy songs,” Tyler joked.
Now that the bill has been passed by the Hawaii Senate, it will go to the House for consideration.
Hear more about the ‘Steven Tyler Act’ in the full Entertainment Report below!