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20 Mar 2014 59 Respondents
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By David Seedhouse
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SHOULD CELEBRITIES HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY?

SHOULD CELEBRITIES HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY?

Where do we draw the line between what should and shouldn't be published about a celebrity's private life?

Controversy has hit the headlines in the UK after the way the death of L'Wren Scott, long time girlfriend of Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger is being reported.

Yesterday the front pages of Britain's tabloids boasted photographs and headlines such as: "The moment Jagger was told of lover's suicide", and " The moment Jagger heard girlfriend of 13 years had hanged herself".

Is knowing what Jagger looks like at this time in the public interest? Is that public interest greater than the star's need for privacy?

Do people in the public eye give up their right to privacy when they choose a life of fame?

People in the public eye such as musicians and other celebrities use the media to promote their careers. Is it then unreasonable to expect that aspects of their lives will remain off limits?

Or do they need more protection to preserve what little private life they have?

What do you think?

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/18/newspaper-lwren-scott-death-mick-jagger-leveson
It is proposed that celebrities should have the right to keep their personal lives private