Some celebs feature in awesome movies while others struggle to make it to an odd wikipedia page.
Then there are others who go beyond name and fame and change the world forever.
Here are few examples of celebrities who changed the law.
A journey to the hospital for pop diva Britney Spears in 2008 cost taxpayers $24,000 since the ambulance required motorbike, helicopter, and patrol vehicle escorts due to ravenous paparazzi attempting to grab a piece of the action.
The event sparked legislation known as the “Britney law,” which mandates photographers to stay at least 20 yards away from the incident, outside of a so-called personal space, or forfeit all revenue from the taken pictures.
Jackie Coogan, a kid performer discovered by Charlie Chaplin in 1919, became an instant celebrity.
Coogan’s acting career ended by his 21st birthday, and he was left with none of the cash he had worked so hard for since California law said that a child’s salary belonged completely to the parents.
Coogan eventually sued his mother and management, which inspired the 1939 Coogan Law, which was intended to safeguard young performers from similar tragedies.
John Lennon revolutionized immigration policy
President Nixon had a lot on his plate in the early 1970s because of politics.He spent a lot of time trying to deport Lennon back to Britain
According to legend, he didn’t like the thought of an English pinko wielding such power over the American people.
And, to everyone’s amazement, Lennon had a narcotics charge from a 1968 arrest in England on his record, so it appeared like an easy win.
However, as the most powerful man in the free world (Lennon, not Nixon), he could afford some extremely good legal assistance.
They raised a slew of objections to the deportation.
Lennon succeeded in his case and established a standard that would be essential to American immigration law in the ensuing decades.
That decision actually served as the foundation for President Obama’s later DREAM Act proposal and the eventual implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, opening the door for many immigrants to remain in the country and allowing many journalists to make “You may say he’s a dreamer ” puns.
As a young victim of sexual assault, Oprah pledged to defend those like her when she ascended to tremendous and unshakable power.
And she carried it out.
In 1991, she recruited attorneys to lobby for legislation that would establish a nationwide register of convicted child abusers.
To be honest, it’s frightening that such a legislation hasn’t already been enacted.
Just that year, 6,200 convicted abusers were discovered seeking to find work in childcare in the six states that had previously established their own registry.The bill was finally approved in 1993 after Oprah gave her testimony before the Senate.
Following Rebecca Schaeffer’s death, stalking became a crime.
Robert Bardo began sending Rebecca Schaeffer unsettling amounts of letters in the 1980s, and eventually he started pestering her agent for information and turning up on the set of her comedy My Sister Sam.
He eventually located her address, knocked on her door, and shot her.
Bardo admitted to having “a fixation with the impossible… I have to eliminate I cannot acquire” to his sister.
Which basically just means “If I can’t have you, no one can” in a creepy way.
He was discovered to be in possession of a copy of The Catcher in the Rye.However, nothing he’d done before the murder was criminal.
In reality, for a charge of roughly $4, the private investigator Bardo hired obtained Schaeffer’s address directly from the DMV.
California established the country’s first anti-stalking law a year after Schaeffer’s death.
Robert bardo was killed in prison by an inmate serving life sentence.