3 Times Celebs Have Compared Paparazzi to Rape

By Antoinette Bueno - 

July 07, 2014

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Taking Things Too Far?

Sometimes celebrities just can't help themselves.

Though Kanye West has said plenty of questionable things over the years in his notorious rants, his July 4 comments at the Wireless Festival 2014 in London -- where he compared paparazzi coverage to rape -- had plenty of people offended.

"I don't care what you do in life, everybody needs a day off, everybody has the right to say, 'You know what, I need a minute to breathe,'" Kanye told the crowd (via The Independent) about getting sentenced to two years of probation following a fight with a paparazzo in 2013. "I want to bring my family to the movies without 30 motherf*****s following me. Everybody here, they like sex right? Sex is great when you and your partner are like, 'Hey, this is what we both want to do.' But if one of those people don't want to do that, what is that called? That's called rape. That is called violation."

"So if I walk around and say, 'Look sir, I'm not feeling so good today, I need some space, can you please not f**k with me today?' I need cut-off space, not violation."

Not surprisingly, some festival-goers reportedly loudly booed the controversial rapper and left during his 20-minute rant.

Though Kanye is hardly the only celeb to liken media intrusion to rape -- check out more stars who've faced some backlash for the questionable analogy. 

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