Take note, Twilight fans! A curse-filled video surfaced early this morning showing a livid Kristen Stewart verbally blasting a paparazzo with startling vitriol—including the assertion, “You don’t deserve to breathe the same air I do.”
But Stewart is hardly the first major celebrity to have such a moment of sheer anger; she is just the latest in a long string of stars who have lashed out at photographers who make a living by trying to capture their every move on camera. Britney Spears had her moment in the spotlight when, shaved head and all, she began attacking a paparazzo’s SUV with an umbrella. And, more recently, Kanye West got in trouble for attacking a paparazzo so severely that he required medical attention.
While we realize violence is never a good response to anything, we have to approach these incidents with at least a little bit of understanding; it must be so hard not to be able to even walk down the street without being stalked.
Click through the gallery above to see the 15 most epic celebrity-versus-paparazzi showdowns!