Flipping the bird, giving the finger, the one finger salute – no matter what you call it, it still has the same meaning. Often the finger is given out of anger, sometimes the finger giver is just being edgy without a motive of angst, and one of the biggest recipients of this obscene gesture is the paparazzi.
One thing that stars give up when they famous is their privacy, and many are not thrilled with being photographed during their “off time.” Also, those pesky paps can be pretty aggressive. These celebrities parents (or parents to be) made this “obscene gesture” to be recorded on film for eternity, one wonders what they would think if their own kids started flipping off the cameras?
(at left: Suri Cruise – the most adorable flipping off instance ever! Okay, she wasn’t intentionally flipping off the cameras…she probably has no idea the significance of that middle finger.)nggallery id=’117686′
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