There (see title of my newest post)…I’ve admitted my problem to the world (and the first step of any good program is to admit you have a problem). Yes, celebrities make me angry. Not all of them but a lot of them.
The 21st century celebrity differs from celebrities of the past – nowadays we have the ability (thanks to social media sites like Twitter and Facebook) to know everything about them. Do a quick search of celebs on Twitter – its amazing how many are on and are providing us with views into their world. Celebrities of the past held a little more mystery and were a lot more private. As Bob Dylan put it so eloquently – “the times, they are a changing” or have already changed.
The more and more I go through my ‘average’ existence, the more and more celebrities make me mad. Maybe its because of what they are showing me of their life and realizing that my life will never be like that and unlike them – I will struggle day in and day out with the everyday ritual of life. Trust me, this is not envy or jealousy (those are deadly sins – I wouldn’t go there) – its more of a growing anger – because celebrities have an immense influence in the world (and on people) and I sometimes which that was used for more good.
These are some of the best three reasons why celebrities make me mad
1. The amount of money they are paid
2. The amount of influence they have in society (and with the younger generations)
3. How they use their money
Firstly, no person is worth a million dollars – that is ludicrous. Yet some TV actors and actresses (Two and a Half Men, Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, etc.) are and have been paid that some – per episode for their hit TV shows. Someone please explain to me how they are worth that…because they are good actors – NO; because they draw in viewers – NO. There is no actual logical reason for it. Think of how many people will never see a million dollars in their lifetime – millions and millions of people. This makes me mad.
They are paid to make appearances; to promote a brand; get expensive gift bags at award shows (for presenting) – LIKE THEY NEED ALL THAT SWAG – why not donate it? or refuse it? I would like to know if anyone has ever done that before. Here let’s give rich people stuff they can easily buy themselves! Great logic…see it makes me mad.
My second reason is around the amount of influence celebrities have in this world. I’ve blogged before about celebrities but lately this influence has just made me mad. When I see the attention that Kim Kardashian gets – what has she ever done that is worthwhile. NOTHING. Sorry Kim, I’m sure you are lovely as a person but use that for something better. Give away some of your millions (sorry a lot of your millions); try being a role model for young girls – female empowerment – use the business woman side to influence – not the crop top, bikini selfie pictures to get attention . I hate to see when young kids can barely name the founding fathers or relevant people in history but they can name you every person’s name on Pretty Little Liars.
Finally, how celebs use their money. All the pictures I ever see are celebs out spending their money – doing what you ask? well that is easy – SHOPPING. No wonder we are a society obsessed with what one another is wearing. Sure, I know that celebs do provide to charity – but they could be doing so much more. A $5,000 bag is not a necessity – that $5K could help a lot of people.
Sorry for the rant – but this ‘mad’ needed to be vented.