A number of newspapers and media outlets have today published photographs of Philip Seymour Hoffman's grieving children.
Whichever way you look at it, that is wrong. There can be no public interest defence for invading their privacy. There can be no defence at all.
In one of the photos, the paparazzi even got a candid shot up the caught-up skirt of Hoffman's five-year-old daughter as she was carried into her father's wake in the arms of her mother.
Think about that: somebody waited outside a wake and took a photo of a grieving five-year-old's 'wardrobe malfunction' (to use the official journalese) and then thought to sell it.
What's more there were people who were willing to pay them for it.