Joe Perry predicts new law protecting celebrities from paparazzi will spread: "It's going to snowball I bet because it's not just a problem in Hawaii. It's here. It's there. It's everywhere"
Celebrities who frequent Hawaii can vacation with less hassle now, thanks to the passing of a bill proposed by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. The law, known as the "Steven Tyler Act," was officially approved by the Hawaii state Senate on Tuesday. The measure protects celebrities from paparazzi -- giving stars the right to sue over unwanted photos and recordings taken of them on the islands.
The Aerosmith frontman told Billboard that upon hearing the news of the bill passing, he cracked open a bottle of nonalcoholic champagne and celebrated. "L.A.'s got a really good law" on the books already, he stated, adding that it was time for Hawaii to follow suit.
"[In Hawaii], they 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. Not on my watch!" Tyler exclaimed. "It's really about privacy at its upmost -- when you're inside and the doors are closed…" Tyler told Billboard that his ocean-side beach home doesn't "even have windows," which makes him even more vulnerable. He also mentioned that aside from hounding him, the Hawaii paparazzi go after his kids.