Alot of people do not have the exact same opinion about everything, and not everyone thinks the same exact way because thats what makes us individuals; right? Thats what I think, but I seem to see everybody's starting to lose their originality in this world due to the media. I see it in the hallway, the classrooms, I see it outside of school. People are scared, their terrified, afraid of acceptance. People want to be accepted so bad that they even go to extra lengths just to fit in, just to be apart of something. They even begin changing their own opinions even if it is not exactly what they feel,thats the way they think they need to do, and how they should act, they even start to dress different and soon they just lose themselves.
In today’s society, we take the luxury of normalcy for granted. We produce a daily failure to realize that even the people we rave about on reality TV shows, movies, sitcoms, and talk shows suffer from emotional abuse and extreme invasion of privacy. Celebrities have every right to privacy because no matter how famous, they are citizens of the United States and are entitled to their constitution.
Napoleon Hill once said, “Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” This quote should be frequently used in society’s everyday lives. Celebrities influence people’s lives on a day-to-day basis and they do not even realize it. People use reality T.V. and commercials to figure out what they are supposed to wear or how they are supposed to live, but what they do not realize, is that the majority of media is fake. As a whole, we need to figure out how to tell if what the media is portraying is realistic. Adults and children cannot be comparing their lives to millionaires.
As celebrities stand distinctively among the masses and cast out their halos of personality charm and strong suits of skilled abilities, the controversies about them are unavoidable shadows created from their fame. With the popularization of celebrity culture, information synchronization, and communication technology, their lives are publicly exposed and various forms of media (depending on eras) record their flaws. Tough information transmitted to audiences are frequently biased, evidences of objective reality remains, even in the remote past.
Hollywood is known to be the home of many celebrities, ranging from musicians, actors to models. The celebrity life is something everyone wishes to live. Driving big cars, living in mansions and having attendants to attend to various needs all seem to be something to make life easy and comfortable. Despite all the love that is shown to the celebrities, the celebrities live a life of intense scrutiny. The common people, who are their fans, keep track of every single detail of their life. Each short coming is noticed and put on the limelight with the help of the media who are the main information givers on every move celebrities make. “The paparazzi, in turn, have become watch dogs who never let them out of our sight, staking out their gyms,
...uld be justifiable to emphasize that a good number of them find it sickening to miss the limelight. . Nonetheless, it goes without mentioning that celebrities get exploited because some gossip stories explore the things that would otherwise be considered to be private.
The tabloid press plays a huge role and in how we view celebrities .Media outlets set out to document the lives of those who are in the public spotlight .In a 1997 interview with Barbara Walters ,recording artist Michael Jackson candidly spoke about his relationship with the tabloid press. He would go on to give examples of how he had to literally run and hide from the paparazzi who would harass him constantly.” I go around the world hiding. I can't go to the park .I can't go to the store .I feel like I am in a prison.”Jackson stated. (Jackson 1997)The interview put a spotlight on the unfortunate cons of celebrity, thus making it relevant to the topic of the dark sides of fame. At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, pop singer Lady Gaga (best known for her eccentric fashion and performances) gave a performance of her song “Paparazzi”. The performance was based on the good and dark sides of fame and had a lavish styled mansion set up. Towards the end of the performance, blood began to gush from her chest area. The performance would end with the singer suspended above the audience “bleeding to death” while camera flashes can be seen and heard. The performance was meant to symbolize
What person would not want a pinch of fame to be added to the mixture of their life? The vast majority of people will never get to taste that sweet flavor, causing them to look for another source to feed their hunger. The next best thing to your own fame is indulging in others’. However, many people do not stop to look closer and uncover to truth behind this epidemic. No one thinks about the disease that has slowly consumed the population — the industry of celebrity. One could claim that with social media, magazines and daily articles at our disposal it is nearly impossible to resist the temptation to idolize those who don’t deserve their fame. This extends to individuals as well. The way we present
Media sensationalism creates an interesting phenomenon; more often than not, the comments made by varying levels of popular culture stars become catch phrases, buzz words, and the be-all end-all definition of an individual. These occurrences happen, for better or worse, and an individual becomes intrinsically linked to those statements for the rest of their living life and well after. Sometimes these comments are uplifting and promote the betterment of man; but sometimes they serve to berate or belittle a group as well, often times with very little thought being put into what has been disseminated. In either case, they are merely the opinions of an individual who happens to be famous. At times, the subject of opinion may hold little significance and the person can move on with their life relatively unaffected; but at other times, those comments and views bring down a storm of wrath upon said individual and there is no escape from the scrutiny of public opinion. And with that, these are often the prevailing reactions seen in modern society.
Photographing an individual whether famous or not in public will not violate that person’s privacy under the laws in most countries. Assuming the paparazzi isn’t assaulting someone or trespassing or otherwise doing something illegal while taking such a picture, he or she will not be violating the law. Public figures do not ask for a total invasion of their privitness .Few of us lead lives that are not classified into a newsworthy. Just because these people contribute to their profession in front of the world, it does not mean that they should be denied the right to privacy and respect. Therefore Paparazzi should be banned from exposing people’s private lives, any way they want.