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Originally posted by branty
The first 2 posters said it all pretty well, so I'l add a twist,
we all enjoy seeing them humanized as wel, hence the mag rags like the Star, Enquirer, ......
Originally posted by LostNemesis
I think especially in the US, it has been that celebrity culture is one of glamour... We all want to be glamorous, and know all the places to go, to know all the people. We want to be like them, because our own lives suck.. We wish we could be them, so idolizing them via buying their music and films, seeing their concerts, etc just makes them more rich.. we encourage and support that they are better than us.
I think in the UK, you guys are seeing more and more of that. With the football players, with the musicians.
But here in America, I always assumed that celebrities had the higher purpose of keeping us distracted. We care more about Britney Spears's new haircut or weight loss, than we care about what our government is doing to us. Even as young kids, we are taught to idolize these beautiful people.
Even young girls become anorexic to be 'perfect', just like the glamorous magazine models. Shame they don't realize that this 'perfection' they see is airbrushed... But, these same young girls get the idea that they have to wear makeup just like these glamorous models. Which supports industry and further keeps us distracted from a young age.
It's no surprise we worship these people, the rich and famous. Our lives suck, and our governments depend on entertainment to keep us distracted.
But, these same young girls get the idea that they have to wear makeup just like these glamorous models.
Originally posted by Anti - Government
Why Do We Still Idolize The Rich And Famous?