Woody Harrelson Still Living in Zombieland, Mistakes Photographer for Zombie

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It’s a dangerous world out there for a TMZ photographer, and even more dangerous when you come face to face with Woody Harrelson, who is known for losing his temper and who is apparently still recovering from the intensity of his most recent role in front of a camera. Harrelson reportedly pushed a photographer and damaged his camera last Wednesday after being approached outside of La Guardia airport in New York. His excuse? He thought the man was a zombie.

A publicist recently released the following statement from Woody, which is surely one of the most ingenious arguments ever made:

“I wrapped a movie called Zombieland, in which I was constantly under assault by zombies, then flew to New York, still very much in character. With my daughter at the airport I was startled by a paparazzo, who I quite understandably mistook for a zombie.”

Awesome. According to CNN, charges are still up in the air, but if you ask me TMZ should be thanking him for giving them such good material.

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  • Damndirtyape

    zombies..hmmmm.. must grab Cheetoes and log on Steam to play more Left 4 Dead…

  • http://www.themusictank.com Julien

    I think that TMZ reporter pretty much made it clear that this was assault. lol
    I still would have preferred Woody pushing the cameraman and shouting: “Get off me zombie!”

  • Matt

    Hmmm… this seems strange. Viral marketing for the movie? probably not, but it would make the situation much more awesome. Anyone interested in zombieland?

  • Derek

    The Reporter deserved gettin hit (if that is what really happened.) I didn’t see anyone get hit. All I saw was an asshole with a camera, totally invade someones personal space and stalk him all over the outside of an airport.
    If it really bothered the cameraman, that was “assaulted”,
    for following someone; he should have gone else where.
    But of course we know that that wasn’t the case.
    The asshole’s just tryin ta make a celeb look bad, to make money. Personally, I think the camera zombies go too far with that shit, and get away with it. I’m on Woody’s side, on this issue; but that’s me.

  • http://www.ryanmarlow.com Ryan M.

    “I was startled by a paparazzo, who I quite understandably mistook for a zombie.”

    I fucking love this. Woody Harrelson is awesome.

    All paparazzi are stalkers, yet I can’t deny I enjoy their “work”. Is there something in LA law that says someone isn’t a stalker if they are holding a camera? I don’t get why they haven’t cracked down on this stuff which will surely incite mortal kombat or fatal injury someday (Princess Diana’s death doesn’t count).

    Seeing how the guy kept following Woody after being “assaulted” I really hope he doesn’t get more than a bill for the camera in court.

  • Aaron

    I think the paparazzi need to stop harassing people and acting surprised when someone gets upset as a result. I’d say it’s pretty clear that the guy who got is camera broken was asking for it. It’s a little sad that we live in a society where harassing and stalking someone can is a profitable industry and seemingly popular carrier choice. Maybe celebrities should start copyrighting their faces and then sew paparazzi for copyright infringement.

  • swarez

    When do you think the day will come when a celebrity will actually kill a paparazzi, willingly or by mistake? I’m surprised that it hasn’t happened since you can basically shoot anyone who enters your property in the states.

  • rick

    thats the worse case of jet lag i’ve ever fuckin seen

  • http://musketeerblogosphere.com jason pm

    Who hasen’t mistaken photographers for zombies from time to time?

  • Rick

    The fagarazzi deserved everything he got. Goading Woody over and over like an imbecile. He OBVIOUSLY wanted to become the story… 15 minutes and all that.

  • Steve

    If Woody just finished with the movie about attacking zombies, I don’t understand why he didn’t go for the head. Everyone knows thats how you take care of zombies.

  • G3R4

    go woody!! that papparazzi sounded very very gay “he hit me” ….. get a real job dude

  • zombiekiller78

    that cameraman is such a faggot. i think he was a zombie, woody should have shot him…in the head of course. hahahah

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