April 27, 2011

Celebrity Culture

In the wake of the royal wedding everyone is shitting their pants about, I began thinking; why do we care about celebrity culture so much? Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for any couple getting married to their true love and all that. But why do WE as a society simply care about celebrities so much?

We, as Americans, care more about famous people than ourselves. This is evident by the massive support for crackheads. Don't we usually frown upon drug addicts and place them on the lowest of the social ladder? So why are all sucking Charlie Sheen's cock and getting all in Lindsey Lohan's grill? Do we honestly have nothing better to do?


Why do you like her? She's not even that attractive after her coke binge....


This is something I've never understood. Unless you are a person who is famous for doing something great, I never got why people would idolize the people we do. An exception might be someone who shapes a generation; Michael Jackson and other high profile musicians, for example, might be considered an exception to this. But we're in love with Ke$ha and Rihanna, who do nothing but make millions and millions of dollars singing about the stuff we were told to avoid growing up. Ke$ha can't even fucking sing. Have you listened to her without autotune? Now you have: (skip to :30 for the best part)

http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6470146/kesha-without-auto-tune

There's tons of shows that glorify celebrities over stupid shit. Congrats, Justin Guarini had a kid. You gotta be happy for anyone choosing to be a parent. But what makes it any different than any other person having a kid? Just because he was on a TV show? It's stupid to me. More people can recognize celebrities then they can political candidates. I read somewhere that only a small portion of the country could identify the current GOP Presidential Nominees. Does that seem right?

Where have our priorities gone? We, as a country, are sinking into the shitter. Why care about people we don't even know when we can't even take care of ourselves?

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64 comments:

  1. i dont but we cant avoid it

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  2. i just wonder why people care so much about what happens in the life of other people that we dont even know.

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  3. "An exception might be someone who shapes a generation; Michael Jackson and other high profile musicians, for example, might be considered an exception to this."

    100% AGREED ESPECIALLY TO THE MICHAEL JACKSON PART :D.

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  4. btw, do u know how to add the yousaytoo logo after every blog post? thanks

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  5. I totally agree that we let this have way too much of an influence on our lives - I guess we all live under the illusion that their lives are just constantly exciting.

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  6. people care way too much about celebrities! theyre just people like us

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  7. MarkeeTeeVee: I just copy and paste the same code at the bottom of my posts. YouSayToo provides the button and link. Feel free to click on it to check it out.

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  8. i really only care for the music not the stars

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  9. i weird how much influence celebs have, but meh, thats just how things are.

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  10. pretty sad. Dancing with the stars is not what the founding fathers envisioned that's for sure.

    That Kesha clip was awesomely horrible btw.

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  11. It's dumb people loving dumb people. there is a large enough base of dumb people who love the tv so much that celebrity can be born from dumbness.

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  12. I dont understand why people are intrested in such informations.

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  13. People like to have something to aspire to and also something to hate - that's why celebrities get so much attention. Also, it detracts attention away from real issues like massacres and what not that really don't affect us at all since we live miles and miles away from where they go on.

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  14. love college humor, soooo good.

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  15. I do find the glorification to be pretty interesting. I'm honestly kind of a Rihanna fan though, she has an interesting upbringing.

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  16. This post have sparked new light in my hope for mankind

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  17. I think pretty much from the beginning of time people needed someone to look up to. Interesting post.

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  18. OOH, that voice.. it's like she can't hold a note for anything.

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  19. wow, I haven't listened to the not-auto-tuned version yet.. can't say I like it too much :)

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  20. I would not want to be a celebrity, the public scrutiny is not worth the payout

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  21. It's normal for people to do this. Stupid, but normal. People like things they recognize. Everyone recognizes these things, therefore they pay more attention to them...doesn't make it any less retarded, but it makes it easier to become a celebrity.

    Sad really...but what can we do?

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  22. Im just happy as I am. Rich n famous lol.

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  23. If we try to ignore them they won't go away, they'll just try harder. Look at reality shows, sad.

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  24. Just like charlie linsey lohan is WINNING lol..

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  25. I really don't know why all the fuss about the Royal Wedding. IT'S JUST A FREAKING FAMOUS WEDDING! No need to quit your job just to watch that on TV. ARGH!

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  26. I'm so glad I'm not a celebrity, having a huge penis is all I need.

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  27. I'm not into celebrity culture at all. Saying that, I'll be tuned in to the over-hyped royal wedding tomorrow! :D

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  28. I don't really know but I know I don't care

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  29. You have a pretty good point here

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  30. I guess we hate our own lives so much that we have to get involved with someone else's.

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  31. Love the brutal honesty. I have to agree with your point of view.

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  32. I've been disappointed with celebrity culture my entire life. At this point its just the same shit, different day.

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  33. never understood the point of having celebrities. they're just doing their jobs like everyone else!!! but i guess what they do makes them special

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  34. Those look like frozen shots lol

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  35. ive never laughed so hard. but on a serious note, i agree with you about celebrities.

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  36. I agree with you entirely on this point... the idea we are applauding the behaviour of weak willed people who turn around and try to spin the lifestyle into something glorious (more so than we peasant commoners can understand in Charlie's case) makes me want to spit...

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  37. I saw the kesha link and ran away from my computer... is... is it gone yet?

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  38. That's a F'd up photo of her lol!

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  39. There are people who like her? Well I really don't know anyone who likes her, but i know a lot of haters!

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  40. If you want a celebrity to come off as 'hot' then you definitely gotta make sure they have plenty of makeup and stuff...otherwise they just look like shit (as seen in the pic)...

    my blog has pictures of her looking less fail =P.

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  41. Some people don't really have much going on in their lives so gossiping about crack head celebrities help them make conversation. At least that's what I gather from some of my relatives.

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  42. This is true, I guess it's because regular people think they're lower than celebrities and they wanna be like them.

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  43. I was really amazed when I saw this wedding live feed on Russian tv channel. Come on, is there nothing more important?

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  44. the logical conclusion is rebecca black. surely actual talent is way over due a comeback?

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  45. I think celebrities is selling more an impression, and image, of how we want to be ourselves, more than a real product. Is just about marketing.

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  46. Kesha without autotune is terrible! Oh dear!

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  47. thanks for the great read! +followed

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  48. Great read. Loved it. I hate autotune though haha.

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  49. With the technology today you dont have to be talented at all. just able to pay somebody to auto tune you. OR do it yourself... but even that might take a small ammount of talent.

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  50. I love coke... its the best soda.

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  51. I cant stand people like Charlie Sheen and Lindsey Lohan. To me they are failures. People who had it all and threw it all away. Why celebrities are so idolized and followed is a mystery to me. Why do we care so much about these people?

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  52. amen, the celebrity culture is moronic IMO

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  53. I agree entirely; celebrity culture is pretty much a plague on society. It's strange how it can exist regardless of money, talent, or looks, there is simply fame.

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  54. Far to many idolized celebrity today that shouldn't be and don't deserve it. Paris Hilton needs a good bullet

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