Why Do We Worry About It

@lynnemg (4540)
United States
January 5, 2009 9:46pm CST
Okay, I know that celebritites live their lives in the public eye. My question is why do their misfortunes have to be publicized so much?? If they were not celebrities, they may be in the news once, then they would be left alone. Why does the media always want to play on the celebrities faults, misfortunes, and grief? What makes us, as a people feed off of their lives?
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@kprofgames (3024)
• United States
6 Jan 09
Yes, that's exactly why it's done. So people can feed off of their lives, misfortunes, faults and grief. I was channel surfing the other night and do you know now many programs are out there about Hollywood news? Or top 100 count down on the biggest party animals. What about celebrity rehab? Or the celebrity dating shows? I feel people in general are gossipy animals, so what better way to make money off the people then feed them these gossip magazines and these shows. I think being a celebrity has changed over the years. In fact, I do feel for them more because it isn't like being in the public eye, it's more like trying to protect themselves from any little story or picture taken and then they have to justify themselves. To be honest, a celebrity is being marketted to the general public and the general public is eating it up and asking for more.
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@lynnemg (4540)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Human eings do seem to thrive on gossip. I think that since so many people actually aspire to be like the celebrities, if their misfortunes and criminal mistakes weren,t made so public, some of the people in this world wouldn't try to copy them.
@arcidy (5017)
• United States
6 Jan 09
Well thats the price of being a celebrity. where your personal life is gone. Being a celebrity can be very rewarding and be the best job in the world or be the worse. Thats why I wouldnt want to be a celeb Since I like having a private life and I would hate for my life to be on the news whenever I screw up.
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@lynnemg (4540)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Even celebrities neev their privacy at times. I think it is wrong to wave their misfortunes in front of the world.
• United States
6 Jan 09
I wonder that all the time. But the thing of it is, there are thousands of celebrities and like 20 of them make the supermarket tabloid covers. Why is that? Do they ask for the press coverage through their outrageous behavior or through their fly-by-night love affairs? Think of the people you never see in the tabloids. A friend of mine and I formulated a theory that people like Britney and Paris who are caught on camera doing something newly outrageous each and every week have to resort to flashing their *ahem* goodies for the paparazzi to make up for their lack of talent where as the really talented celebrities don't have to be punching out photographers and climbing out of limos without their undies because they get noticed for what they are supposed to get noticed for. Of course this doesn't hold true for everyone. Jennifer Aniston, for example. I don't think she's particularly talented (my personal opinion) but from the headlines I've seen about her (I rarely read any deeper than that) she doesn't seem to ask for most of the negative press she gets, she just kind of falls into it.
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
8 Jan 09
not only that, who really cares what they are doing, what stores they are shopping in or how much they paid for a pair of jeans? seriously, does anyone care what i had for breakfast? probably not. i really dont understand what interests the common man about these 'stars'.
@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
6 Jan 09
It all boils down to MONEY! It is big business!! Have you noticed that the legitimate news on TV now has a celebrity "minute"? Politics, crime and Britney Spears?! The truth is, they know which side their bread is buttered on and they are competing for that almighty dollar.
@lynnemg (4540)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I agree that is boils down to how much money they can make. I also think that is crazy. They are paid a fortune for the good things they do, do they really need to air their dirty laundry too?