Let’s start with less of these things in 2012:
– The never-ending black hole of celebrity news and the convoluted media.
– Reality show personalities getting rich for being train wrecks.
I do not want to-be-all-up-in any celebrities personal business. And no one else should want to be either. I don’t give a fuck if Justin Bieber fathered a child. I don’t give a fuck if he cheated on his girlfriend, and I definitely don’t care what they did on a date night. I’m sure he is a swell human being, but all that needs discussing is his music, not where the hell he took his girlfriend for dinner. I don’t care about Kim Kardashian’s wedding nor do I give a flying crap about her divorce a few months later. Why the world feels this is such a priority it must be announced every 2 minutes in the media, and gets air time on news tickers is beyond my comprehension. Some celebrity news is fine to a degree, but the subjects being reported on and the amount of time spent on such reports have gotten out of hand. Way, way out of hand.
If an alien race looked down upon the earth from space and studied us they would believe us to be the easiest mind controlled sheep in existence, and they might be right. The media have led us to believe we must know every single move a person in the spot light makes. It also pushes upon us that they are more important than anything else on God’s green earth and may in fact be Gods themselves. The general public doesn’t seem to do much pushing back, saying we don’t need all this 411 about JLo and my child’s teacher trying to better an unruly class of 30 kids should be treated like a God instead. Or if there is pushing back, it’s not being reported.
Another thing that would make the world a better place, is if we could cut back on the amount of people getting ridiculously rich off of being train wrecks. For example: The cast of Jersey Shore. Let me add I have watched this show, and I have even caught a few episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, but shit has gone beyond a place it should have never been allowed to go. Not only does the Jersey Shore cast get paid an unreal, underserved, amount of money per episode, but then most of them come out with these crap products. They’ve “written” books, (put their names on a cover of a book) have spray tanning, lotions, beauty products, slippers, all attached with their names. And some of you out there have the audacity to purchase these items and allow them to continue to laugh their asses off all the way to the bank.
This irks the fuck out of me, when people with real talent are trying to make things happen, and when I think about hard-working bastards just trying to provide for their families, and these douchebags (who might actually be very lovely people in “real” life) come along taking advantage and manipulating society into allowing them to make a living acting like idiots, getting drunk, fighting, and having sex on television.
Look, all the reality shows full of nonsense can last forever for all I care. I watch some of them, but that doesn’t mean they should get paid enough to buy an island. They also shouldn’t be worshiped like they have done something that actually matters.
As far as celebrity news, I know it’s not a new subject but It seems to be getting worse. We do not need every detail of someone else’s life. Complete loss of privacy should not be what a celebrity is signing up for. It should not be part of the job. We don’t need to be up in their marriages, divorces, births, etc. I especially think the media needs to stay the hell out of their kids faces. The only entertainment news that is required should focus on movies, television, and music that a celebrity is involved with. For the love of God please stop telling me what someone is saying, wearing, eating, purchasing, who they stood next to, and who they are rumored to have slept with every five seconds. Take a goddamn break.
Sometimes too much media coverage on a celebrity has turned me off from their work that I had previously enjoyed. A well-known movie star was covered going a bit ape shit bonkers and now I can’t enjoy his movies. And that plain and simply pisses me off. If they would have just left his ass alone and stopped giving him outlets to dig himself deeper in wackadoo land, I could still enjoy some of his descent movies. The media kept raping my mind with his quotes and actions (probably even twisting the reality of what he was saying and doing…shocking) and have now ruined my viewing of his little moving pictures.
When all is said and done I know the media coverage of celebrities and “celebrities” will not lessen. The publics demand for it will most likely never waver. It makes us feel closer to who we view as “awesome” people and maybe makes us feel a little awesomer. But the public needs to realize we’re all awesome in our own right and don’t need a reply on twitter from Snooki to be important.
P.S. I wrote this while watching a Jersey Shore marathon…haha.