Leonardo DiCaprio Won't Support the Paps

Leonardo DiCaprio Won't Support the Paps-photo

Leonardo DiCaprio is possessive.

First, the 34-year-old superstar made it clear in no uncertain terms that he doesn't support 21-year-old Zac Efron's bid to usurp his heartthrob status.

Now Leo is railing against the tabloids and paparazzi, characterizing them as "disrespectful and dangerous" leeches who siphon his star power to fill their own pockets.

"I've heard people say, 'Because you hide, it makes you seem ungrateful,'" DiCaprio says of his media-shy image, according to Contact Music. "The mere fact that these—I'll use the word piles—are earning money from exploiting my image is the only reason I hide myself or am not a photo-friendly person. I do not like the way they conduct themselves. I think they're disrespectful and dangerous. The reason I don't pose or smile is that I don't want them to make a living off my private life."

Perhaps DiCaprio—who made a reported $45 million off of his fame last year—should reconsider his philosophy. His latest movie, terrorism thriller Body of Lies, was walloped by a talking chihuahua at the box office.

He might want to be grateful that people still want to see his face somewhere.

Besides, legitimate gripe or not, Leo has much better things to do than complain about having his picture taken.

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  • chopin88
    chopin88

    You can tell by the way this article was written that it is the voice of the paparazzi. kinda sad that people trust what these "piles" photograph and print. look at jharv's comment... where does he get off calling someone a douchebag just because they don't want their picture taken... that's ridiculous. The paparazzi killed Princess Di... AND, more recently, they caused Halle Berry to crash her car WHILE she was 3 months pregnant. Of course you don't hear this because... WHO'S PRINTING THE F***IN' NEWS????

  • Leo's bytch
    Leo's bytch

    Go Leo! Fcuk the paps!!

  • jharv
    jharv

    Get over yourself, you douchebag.

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