Paparazzi in Washington D.C. are worried they may soon be out of work, according to a report by Politico. The photographers who get paid for pictures of celebrities say Barack Obama has brought in a new crop of high dollar names, who aren’t likely to stick around if Mitt Romney wins the presidential election.
Snapper Mike Wilkins says, “Right now there are celebs visiting the White House — four, five times a week that we don’t even know about until after they leave.” He worries the celebrities Romney would draw to D.C. will send him and his colleagues out of business. Romney, Wilkins feels, would “bring back the same old boring celebrities we saw back when Bush was around.”
Photog Gene Young says with a GOP White House, “You’re not going to have the Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith — the big name A-Listers who come and support Barack Obama.”
Harvey Levin of TMZ believes the reason A-List celebrities won’t flock to a Romney White House is discrimination by the Hollywood democratic crowd. “If they start getting chummy with a Republican president, I think they’re scoffed at in Hollywood by a lot of people,” says Levin. “There’s an intolerance here with Democrats in Hollywood.”