And that’s just what Steve “The Commando” Willis is facing today, with footage of him berating a paparazzo published by News Corp.
But the scene gives us very little context to why Willis found it necessary to let fly. I’m guessing he had a very good reason.
The article goes to great lengths to describe The Biggest Loser trainer’s fury, reportedly “After being photographed having lunch along Challis Avenue in Potts Point last week across the table from girlfriend and fellow Biggest Loser trainer Michelle Bridges.”
Plenty of expletives are dropped by Willis at photographer Ben McDonald.
But there is next to no detail about the lengths the photographer went to in the lead-up to the incident. Instead Willis is guilty of “choosing to lunch at cafes and restaurants renowned for celebrities and subsequent camera lenses.”
The same newspaper tells us that last weekend police were called to Bondi Junction Westfield after a paparazzo continued to take photos of him and his daughter.
Photographers, like everybody else, have a job to do. But there are lines not to cross (filming the children of celebs should not be one of them) and experienced photographers should know the limits.
Willis’s manager Lisa Sullivan, said, “Steve is generally a really easy going guy. He understands the role paparazzo play in the media and at times even shares a laugh with them. However sometimes they cross the line, which in this case resulted in words being exchanged”.