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We’ve had a pretty lively debate on this blog over the role of the paparazzi–and I will confess that I seem to be in minority in my basic support of their right to do what they do. Unlike many who have commented on my posts, I feel the paparazzi perform a function that is journalistic at heart, though unseemly on the surface. I also feel that celebrities generally do more harm than good when they try to punch them or grab their cameras. But I think we can all agree that the very best way for celebrities to handle such photographers is to do what Dave Chapelle does in this clip. He talks to them. In fact, he kind of makes fun of them. And they love it. Enjoy this.
–David Schonauer