Keira Knightley Says the Paparazzi Used to Call Her a "Whore" and Spit at Her

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Some people think celebrities complain too much about the paparazzi - after all, it goes with the territory, right? Yes, but there is a big difference between people following you and trying to take photos and people yelling offensive or hurtful things at you to try to get a reaction out of you.

Paparazzi know that a photo of a celeb flipping the bird or going on an angry rampage is worth WAY more than a standard celeb picture, so they do what they need to do in order to get the most valuable shots.

During a TimesTalks and TIFF Q&A this week, Keira Knightley explained just how creepy the paparazzi can be.

"Having 20 to 30 men who you don't know on a 24-hour surveillance outside your house calling you a 'whore' every time you leave the door to try to get a reaction from you is quite a difficult thing to deal with," she explained (via E! News).

When the actress first started having paparazzi follow her, she was about 18 years old and that proved to be an especially difficult time.

"It was a time when there was a lot of money for pictures of women crying or of women in some state of undress," she said. "You'd walk down he street and you'd have men trying to get under your skirt to take pictures up your skirt and all the time calling you a 'whore' or all the time spitting at you or all the time trying to get a reaction from the guy you were with because it would make the price of that photograph quadruple."

That is the kind of stuff that nobody should have to deal with - whether you're a celebrity or not. Yes, celebs are public figures and there is the expectation that people will want to take their photos, but no career should ever come with the expectation of harassment.
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