There are photos of Anthony, with his son, in a very smokey LA; in some, AK is pulling his t-shirt across his face because of the level of the smoke. They were taken the day after the Malibu evacuation order. They had just been evacuated from their home. They wouldn’t know then if their home and possessions remained, or had all been destroyed.
We’ve all seen terrifying footage, I’m sure, of the roads leading from Malibu and Anthony & his son had fled on such roads for real with all the emotion emergency evacuation must bring. The next day, when the shock, worry & emotion must have been running sky high, a paparazzi photographer took the photos of them that I’ve mentioned.
We picked the photos up on our search feeds. We decided they were too intrusive. I will not post them; not only because of a child’s right to privacy but because of the circumstances. Most fans know that Anthony lives in Malibu. The fires got massive news coverage worldwide so it’s not hard for fans to work out that Anthony and his son had to evacuate, when it happened and therefore, that these photos were taken immediately afterwards.
Unfortunately, a celeb gossip site, amongst others, has picked them up and posted them. Now, so called fans and RHCP fan sites are copying and sharing the photos themselves. I’m appalled at their lack of respect and insensitivity.
Just imagine that was you! Emergency evacuation. Leaving everything behind. Not knowing what was happening. Your home. Your possessions. Your life. I’m sure the last thing any of us would want is paparazzi taking photos of us anyway let alone under such circumstances. And not only was it being done to an adult, but it’s being done to a child too. A child.
As fans we don’t have to share the photos just because they were taken. Sometimes people are more important than clicks or likes. I know my pages & websites aren’t as popular as the gossip fan sites that take, copy and post absolutely anything, but I’d rather have integrity than popularity.
I know the majority of the fan base will feel as I do. But for the minority, please think before sharing. Have some empathy and consideration. If you have shared, think about deleting. These are real people you are dealing with. They might be celebrities but they are still people with feelings and emotions. And as fans shouldn’t we be supporting them? Instead, some of the RHCP fan base are treating them with no consideration and to me, that’s appalling behaviour anyway but even more so towards something that is supposed to be important to us as fans.
Both Anthony & Everly Bear need some privacy & respect at times and this is most definitely one of them. Peace.
[Note: I’m picking up on AK because of the photos but this doesn’t just apply to him. Three members of the band have houses in the burn area. Thankfully, their homes are currently undamaged, but they will all know people in their neighbourhood who have lost their homes, their community has been badly affected as a whole and on a personal level, they will have friends and neighbours they know well who have had their homes destroyed. This really is a time for consideration and respect for everyone]