Taylor Swift walks backwards to avoid having her picture taken by a pap.
The 25-year-old singer from West Reading, Pennsylvania, was out walking in the LA woodlands when she was spotted by a paparazzi. In an attempt to throw off her woodland visitor she decided to walk backwards. I suppose trying to ‘shake it off’ didn’t work, ey Taylor?…
Assisted by her trainer, she navigated the remainder of the hike using the rest of her brain and his directions. She is quoted as saying, “I saw the guy with the camera and wasn’t in the mood.”
Perhaps this could be added into the nature walkers hand book. For example, it is widely agreed that if you come across a bear in the woods, you should try and make yourself as big as possible to warn off the animal off. But what if you are one of the biggest music stars on the planet and you come face to face with a snarling pap. Kanye West has proved that trying to fight them off doesn’t work. Maybe Miss Swift has cracked it.
But this does reignite the debate over whether celebrities should just grit and bare the paps. We all have things we don’t like about our job, so should that be part and parcel of the role? Or do paps just need cut down on the shutter action?