A bill written to protect celebrities, but criticized as too far reaching was heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee Friday.
The bill named after Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steven Tyler, drew not one, but two rock stars.
"Being a personality no matter where we go we get shot, and it’s OK. It’s part of the deal. It kind of drives us crazy. But, as my mom said, ‘You asked for it Steven,'" Tyler told senators.
The original bill would give celebrities, or other public figures a means to sue over intrusive pictures or recordings.
Tyler wants to draw the line at his private life.
He cited a Christmas picture of his family, and one in his Maui bathroom while brushing his teeth.
Fellow rock star and island resident Mick Fleetwood said in the last 10 years living on Maui, he has endured hundreds of similar encounters.
“It’s an intrusion, and it's rude, and it needs to stop," said Fleetwood.
The rockers both understand people will snap pictures of them in public. They're OK with that.
The exasperation kicks in when they're hounded in private spaces.