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Miley Cyrus has sounded off on the tragic death of the photographer who was hit and killed by a car while shooting pictures Justin Bieber's car this week.
"Hope this paparazzi/JB accident brings on some changes in '13," started the singer via Twitter.
"Paparazzi are dangerous," Cyrus added. "Wasn't Princess Di enough of a wake up call?!"
Cyrus, who is well versed in dealing with paparazzi as they attempt to capture her daily life, continued to defend Bieber. She pointed out that those blaming the "Boyfriend" singer for the photographer's death were being unjust.
"It is unfair for anyone to put this on to Justin's conscious as well," wrote the former Disney star. "This was bound to happen! Your mom teaches u when your (sic) a child not to play in the street! The chaos that comes with the paparazzi acting like fools makes it impossible for anyone to make safe choices."
The photographer, whose identity has yet to be disclosed by police, was in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening as he crossed a street after photographing Bieber's Ferarri, according to The Los Angeles Times.
As the paparazzo was making his way back to his vehicle, another car struck him. He was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, but he later died.
"While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim," said Bieber in a statement, according to E! News.
"Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves," the 18-year-old added.
In 2010, the state of California strengthened their law against paparazzi, who sometimes drive recklessly by increasing the penalties.
On Wednesday, Bieber updated his more than 32 million Twitter followers.
"2013 got some big things coming… gonna stay positive. #BELIEVE," posted the singer.