Why do people care about celebrities so much?

United States
May 17, 2007 1:25am CST
Why do some people have an infatuation with celebrities and their lives? Do people actually care about paris hilton or celebrities love lives, or what celebrities do on a daily basis? I mean, I think part of the reason it bores me so much is because most of the celebrities in tabloids do not interest me. I mean I really like Samuel L. Jackson, but I could care less what color of socks he wore on tuesday...Does this make any sense, or am I over reacting.
3 responses
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
17 May 07
For me, personally I can say that if I am really a fan of that celebrity, then every little information about him will make me happy. I will always follow up on his shows and watch all his movies... Just like before, during meteor garden days, I watch F4 and everything about them. I even listen to their music even if i don't understand it.
• United States
17 May 07
hey, if it makes you happy theres no problem with that! I don't have anything against people who do this. I guess I just don't understand.
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
17 May 07
Yeah, maybe you really have different on those things that why you don't understand...but that's ok...
• United States
17 May 07
This is going to be interesting to follow. I myself have often wondered why people get so caught up in the details of celebrities lives. I don't understand it, particularly of those who are film stars! They may act very well, and be very believable in their roles but it is after all, only a roll, they aren't the person they are portraying. I do agree that media is partly to blame, but certainly they wouldn't go to so much trouble for pictures and interviews of the celbrities unless the public demanded it. It is the public who buys the tickets to the movies, buys the magazines with stories about the celebs, and tunes into the programs on them.
• United States
17 May 07
I guess if people keep up with someone they admire, I could understand, but as far as seemingly insignificant facts about their everyday lives just seems odd to me.
@jlara_gtr34 (3492)
• Philippines
17 May 07
i think the only reason why celebrities are so famous and being talked about every so often is because of the media. it the media's fault why we are all aware of how the celebrity is doing, what breakfast they had, who they are going out with, etc. if the media would just stop their meddling with the celebrities lives then maybe we'd have some peace and quiet related to celebrity gossips!
• United States
17 May 07
well people aren't forced to buy tabloids, if people didn't care so much, the media wouldn't be making billions of of us and they wouldn't report on celebs.