Essay On Celebrity Gossip

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Olimpio, Elena
SOC 150
Professor Dr. McDonald
September 19, 2014
Assignment #1 In today’s society, human beings feel the need to read about other people’s lives in order to be entertained. Rather than taking interest in other activities like reading or the arts, people take interest in celebrity gossip. Society takes an interest in celebrity gossip because it is entertainment for them or it makes them feel better about themselves. Either way, people are reading more on celebrity gossip rather than picking up a good book and reading that instead. Celebrity gossip is not bad since, in a way, it is a form of news, but with gossip websites such as TMZ.com and Perezhilton.com, these websites have no boundaries as to what they put on their pages. Some stories may be interesting while others are just
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It is up to the reader on what news they want to read about their favorite celebrity, good or bad. Celebrity gossip helps society maintain stability because people do not want to read about the wars that are going on or global warming. Instead, they would rather read about something shocking and entertaining like from a recent article by TMZ.com about “Beyoncé Accused of Photoshopping.” People would take interest in this rather than an article about a war because Beyoncé Knowles is a very popular female figure that women look up to, and finding out that she allegedly photoshopped a picture of herself is a big deal to people. Rather than wanting to focus on sad events that are occurring in the news, people would rather read this article because it makes the feel better about themselves knowing that even Beyoncé is not perfect like society puts her up to be. That is why I think the main reason why society takes an interest in celebrity gossip is just to make themselves feel better and to avoid discussing about other topics that are occurring in the
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