Seal was sure pissed off when he left Maestro’s restaurant with his wife Heidi Klum last night. He went off at the photographers trying to talk to them outside, refusing to shake a guy’s hand and calling him “scum” and a “cockroach.” As Seal is signing autographs the guy is talking to him and Seal gets more pissed off, saying the paps ruin peoples lives and that he wouldn’t want their job. Heidi seems uncomfortable and looks away while her husband is going off.
It seems to me that Seal knows this guy and has a grudge against him due to some kind of history they have together. I would bet he’s trailed Seal and Heidi before and that he has a good reason for being pissed off at this specific guy.
It’s got to suck to not be able to go out and live a normal life for some of these celebrities, and Seal gets it bad because his wife is so famous. They get photographed wherever they go and are usually very gracious and smiling for the paps. I would bet that the guy Seal is hating on has stepped over the line with him before and that he’s trying to provoke him. The photographer ended up getting footage that’s worth something because Seal got annoyed and mouthed off.
Late last year George Clooney talked about how the paparazzi were no longer content just to film celebrities and that they’re trying to create situations to get reactions. He called them “bounty hunters” and said:
“These people are being paid so much that they are willing to commit crimes, to break into your house, to cut you off in traffic, to run lights, to slam on the brakes in front of you, to get the money shot. It’s creating bounty hunters.”
He know that no one wants to hear a wealthy actor saying how rough his life is. “I am one and I don’t want to hear it. But these people are blowing through lights, driving like maniacs and they’re putting people’s lives in jeopardy, including innocent bystanders who are not participating but become part of the game.”
[From LA Times blog The Dish Rag]
Seal probably isn’t just reacting to this guy yelling stupid shit to him outside a restaurant, he’s pissed because of the way that the paparazzi overstep their boundaries constantly. I hope that’s the case and that there’s nothing wrong with his relationship with Heidi. It’s also possible that he may have a different reason to be upset and is just taking it out on the photographer.
Here’s the video, thanks to Hollywood.tv.
And here are some photos of Heidi and Seal last night during the incident, thanks to Splash News. Heidi looks great without makeup.