J.K. Rowling Speaks Out Against The Tabloid Frenzy At The Public Inquiry

North Americans are familiar with the hounding of the famous by the press but nothing was more extreme than the hounding Princess Diana received in the United Kingdom. I have no idea if that situation has anything to do with the current inquiry into the standards of the British media or not but we all are aware that the media continues to harass celebrities in the U.K. and elsewhere.

J.K. Rowling spoke out about the tabloids during her appearance at the public inquiry yesterday. She says that she worked hard to shield her family from the press but that her best efforts were not enough to protect them and, at one point, the media's attention was so intense that she was forced to move to a new home.

With regard to the intrusion upon the privacy of her family, Rowling said, "A child, no matter who their parents are, deserves privacy." I am inclined to agree. What do you think? Does the fact that J.K. Rowling is recognized around the world mean that the press should have access to her doings? To the activities of her family? To the lives of her children?

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1 comment:

Carma said...

Absolutely, the press should be more considerate and respectful of the need of children for privacy. They've become fairly outrageous.


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