Published By: 1World Online
America has become too obsessed with the lives of celebrities. Every day when we open up a newspaper, turn on the T.V. or go online, we are pounded with endless news stories about Hollywood celebrities. What they said, where they shop, who they’re voting for, and how they dress their kids seems to be more important than the relevant things that truly affect our lives.
It is an endless, boring, and a celebrity-driven strategy to brainwash us all and keep us mesmerized by Hollywood’s, fake and fantasy-driven world.
And who cares?
Does any of us need to know who George Clooney is donating money to in the next presidential election? Is that supposed to change our mind about who we are or should be voting for?
Is it important to know every time Leonardo DiCaprio goes out to a club in Manhattan with 10 models and his 50-people, entourage to get hammered?
Do we need to know what private, $10,000 per-month middle school some celebrity’s kid is attending? Is that supposed to make us feel guilty because our own children attend public school?
We are living in a celebrity-obsessed world where every move, spoken word or thought by a famous or fly-by-night actor is broadcasted on social media or on network news moments after it happens.
A few days ago, comedian Amy Schumer said at the “Glamour Awards”: “I’m 160 lbs and can catch d**k at any time I want.” That comment was immediately plastered all over social media as if it was the top literary achievement of the year deserving of the Pulitzer Prize. Exactly what benefit to the arts and humanity that comment was for remains unclear.
The truth is we have become victims of grocery store tabloids that suck us in and keep us glued to everything a Hollywood superstar does or says. And then, unfortunately, we compare it to our own lives.
It’s preposterous and only proves that we are more interested in what celebrities say or think than those around us in the real world. Some may call it an escape or entertainment, but in reality it is a sad portrayal of what our society and culture has become.