Miley Cyrus is no stranger to the paparazzi craze that celebrities have to deal with on a day-to-day basis, which is why she took it upon herself to stand up for fellow singer Justin Bieber following the tragic death of a photographer who was taking pictures of his car on Tuesday.
To show her support, Cyrus twitted the following as soon as the news broke,
Hope this paparazzi/JB accident brings on some changes in '13 Paparazzi are dangerous! Wasn't Princess Di enough of a wake up call?!— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) January 2, 2013
It is unfair for anyone to put this on to Justin's conscious as well! This was bound to happen! Your mom teaches u when your a child not— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) January 2, 2013
to play in the street! The chaos that comes with the paparazzi acting like fools makes it impossible for anyone to make safe choices.— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) January 2, 2013
Though Bieber was not directly involved in the incident as he wasn't the one driving his car when the accident occurred, the teen sensation said in a statement he hopes the tragedy encourages the creation of laws that will help avoid these types of incidents in the future.
"Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves," Bieber's statement to Access Hollywood read.
The names and ages of those involved in the accident have yet to be revealed.