The weirdest ways camera-shy celebrities avoid the paparazzi

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The Weirdest Ways Camera-Shy Celebrities Avoid the Paparazzi

Now, we all know there are some celebrities who just don't like the flashing lights of the paparazzi.

Take Kanye for instance: "I don't want to hear paparazzi talk to me or anybody I know. It doesn't matter. No. Don't talk to me at all."

Some stars, like our friend Kanye here, get violent when the cameras get all up in their business.

But others have gone to great lengths to dodge the paps all together. Here are some of the weird ways celebs have avoided the paparazzi:

First, we gotta tip our hats to Taylor Swift on her most recent paparazzo repellent.

The singer posted a pic to her Tumblr that showed her walking backwards downhill. Kinda odd, but T Swift had an explanation: "I saw the guy with the camera and wasn't in the mood so I hiked the whole trail backward and my security told me when to make turns."

We like your style, Tay.

This next one isn't as weird as it is awesome — enter former lovebirds Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield.

The duo were spotted in New York City on several occasions holding signs over their faces to support charities, including the Worldwide Orphans Foundation.

See the slideshow below for celebs who notoriously dislike the paps:

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Kanye West (C) gestures as he leaves his hotel on May 23, 2014 in Paris. Hip hop star Kanye West and reality TV celebrity Kim Kardashian are expected to tie the knot in the next few days, fuelling speculation about the wedding's location. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27: Taylor Swift seen on the streets of Manhattan on May 27, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
Actor Shia LaBeouf poses for photographers wearing a paper bag over his head that reads, "I am not famous anymore" on the red carpet for the film Nymphomaniac at the International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 17: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are seen on June 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Zoe Kravitz arrives at Nice Airport during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images,)
Director Gus Van Sant takes a photograph of the photographers during a photo call for the film The Sea of Trees, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
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What a sweet way to tell those cameramen to buzz off. But they weren't the first and certainly won't be the last stars to hide their faces from the paps.

Shia LaBeouf has always been a big fan of paper bags, with or without self-deprecating writing on them.

Ashley Tisdale and Blake Lively have been known to use their canine pals to shield their perfect mugs from the cameras.

And Justin Bieber wears masks both on stage and on the streets to conceal his true identity. We'd never guess that was you, Justin.

Even more extreme still — some celebrities will pack up and move to remote, secure locations to get away from the paparazzi. Take Julia Roberts, for example.

The actress and hubby Danny Moder raise their kids on a ranch in Taos, New Mexico, to avoid the bright, flashing lights. How do you like her now, paps?!

Still, if all that doesn't work, these camera-shy stars might consider taking a leaf out of Britney Spears's book — shave your head and try to whack those paparazzo with an umbrella. Right? Okay, maybe not.

This video includes images from Getty Images and music from Birocratic / CC BY 3.0.

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