White Keeps Away From Red Carpet, Avoids Paparazzi
THE WHITE STRIPES frontman JACK WHITE has little sympathy for stars who are hounded by the paparazzi - arguing they should stay out of the limelight.
The Icky Thump rocker is rarely seen in the tabloids and credits his relative anonymity to his quiet family life in Nashville, Tennessee.
He says, "Being photographed on the street is an invasion of privacy. It's tough.
"But we have been really lucky in that sense. It has a lot to do with the fact that Meg (White, drummer) and I don't really walk down the red carpet and go to a lot of L.A. parties to be seen, which I think is sort of false celebrity.
"I strongly believe that if you're famous it should be because you did something, and the fame is the side-effect of accomplishment.
"In this day and age nobody seems to be looking at it that way anymore."