Bruce Willis’ recent encounter with paparazzi has sparked calls for a greater understanding of dementia on social media.
In a video shared by his wife, Emma Heming Willis, she emphasized the difficulties of navigating the world with someone with dementia.
She requested that photographers and video people respect their space and allow them to move around safely.
Emma acknowledged that taking pictures is the paparazzi’s job but asked that they not disrupt Bruce’s time out with his family and friends and refrain from yelling at him or asking how he’s doing.
She called for greater education on dementia and emphasized the importance of respecting people’s privacy.
Bruce’s family had previously announced his diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia, a disease that affects communication and other cognitive functions.
Many netizens have expressed outrage at the paparazzi for clicking pictures of him and are urging them to leave him alone.
Bruce is best known for his work in action films, including the Die Hard series and movies like G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Red 2, and Looper.
The Willis family’s announcement has shed light on the challenges faced by those living with dementia and their loved ones.
It serves as a reminder to be respectful and compassionate towards others.