Celebrities

Posted: March 21, 2012 in Views
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There is a lot of twitter that goes on in our society to do with celebrities. People are obsessed with them. They want to know their love lives, their schedule, what they do in their spare time, what pants they wear and all the little pernickety details in their life. I have thought about it, and I have come to the conclusion that it is mostly bollocks. Who cares what they wear or where they go or who they are dating? It is just socially accepted stalking.

The fact some people make a living out of following them and taking pictures of them to sell to magazines is just mind-boggling. They can live off something that would be considered stalking in any other context. And the amount of money that celebrities get paid just to attend places or when they whore out the details of their private lives, such as their weddings. Depending on how famous they are celebrities can make from tens of thousand to a million quid for just one day. I think that weddings should be private, between the people marrying and whomever they invite. Selling that just makes it a publicity stunt, takes away the seriousness of it I think, just turns it into a money-making operation. And then they don’t last. Kim Kardashian married that basketball player last year. They must have made a lot of money from pimping out every aspect of their wedding and then they divorced 72 days later. It seems like companies waste tons of money for useless access for pointless things. And by pointless I mean irrelevant to the public. Let them get married but it should be private I think.

I do not understand the publics obsession with celebrities. They are just regular people who work. Their jobs are a bit more high-profile of course, but after that they should be able to live their own lives in private. I am not being hypocritical, I would like to point out. I am doing Journalism and I know some do hound celebrities, but unless they have done something deemed in the public interest, like a crime or something serious, then they can do whatever they like. I don’t like people who just intrude on celebrities lives just to try to make money. Some celebrities don’t want every aspect of their lives thrown into the spotlight shockingly. Things like award ceremonies are obviously the exception, taking picture and reporting on that is fine for some reason. I don’t know why I think it is fine. But following them around down the street and taking pictures of them buying a pizza or some alcohol is just taking it too far. And they magazines print shit like “Celebrity enjoys bingeing on pizza and alcohol, the unhealthy alcoholic has let themselves go” and blah blah blah. They are not paragons of goodness or the leaders of the new world, they are people too who like to relax in whatever way they choose.

That is obviously just my opinion. I don’t have any personal interest in what celebrities get up to in their spare time. If I see some celebrity in the street that I am a fan of then I will go say hi, compliment them and ask for an autograph. I would not then stalk them, taking pictures and crashing their intimate events to take picture to sell. I just don’t understand the celebrity obsession. Thank you for reading and I shall talk to you all tomorrow.

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