“Much modern celebrity seems the result of careful promotion or great good looks or something besides talent and achievement” (Epstein2) with that being said celebrity-creation has blossomed into an industry of its own. Keeping up with all the gossips from breaking up to hooking up, law suits and drama many might come to an agreement that celebrity culture is starting to be the great new art form in our new generation and that it ... ... middle of paper ... ... will all be the outcome of the dying civilization and it would not fit into the fabulous, unrealistic lives we portrayed. People will “react with a fury and vengeance that will snuff out the remains of our anemic democracy and usher in a new dark age” (Hedges3) once homes are lost and our money runs out then it will be too late to do anything. Works Cited ource Citation Gabler, Neal. "Celebrity Culture Is Beneficial."
The American Dream came to mean fame and fortune, instead of a promise that shaped a nation. (David Kamp, Vanity Fair) This so- called dream has done incredible damage to our companies and corporations in America... ... middle of paper ... ...ur promises of this country began to wither, and the nagging fear that America’s decline is inevitable. The next generations must lower their sights, we know that it is mankind’s nature to have selfish and foolish characters, but we have got to act now. The way Arthur Miller depicts the Loman’s truly criticizes the fact that wealth and success are not the most significant attributes in real life. Death of a Salesman is a red light, it is another example of how America adopts one million ideas and dreams for success.
But what does Justin Biber know about the economy, or what does Oprah know about running a country? Thats the thing, they don’t know, and because people blindly vote on a presdient only because most the celebrities like him, is causing our political figures to care less about the everyday citizen, and work harder to please the celebrity that helped him get elected. This obsession with celebrities i belave is one of the largest problems facing america today. and if the situation does not get under control our country will soon be completely lost in the drama and hysteria that is our celebrity obsessions.
The celebrity, a represen... ... middle of paper ... ...ost valued skill is the ability to entertain, the world becomes a place where lies become true, where people can believe what they want to believe” (Hedges, 2009: 51). In a world where entertainment is more prominent, people can easily be misled if they simply choose to believe what they see or hear without a shred of doubt. All in all, money can be the motivational benefactor for sustaining pseudo-events through celebrity culture. The deception of media consumers allows for the abuse of economic infrastructures of society. An obsession with celebrities’ lives passifies ordinary people in accepting the stratification of the elite businesses and the ordinary citizens.
For example: is that celebrity news surpasses the news of recognizing a fallen soldier. In conclusion it is unhealthy to have such an interest and fascination with celebrities that the world today currently does. It warps our view on reality as well as the expectations and goals we set for ourselves. With the cult of celebrities and the fascination with them and their lives hopefully many people worldwide can take a step back, open our eyes and reevaluate what really matters. And no, it is not the “6 Wild and Crazy Grammys Style Moments”.
Barrymore's article does not represent him well and suggests that he is incapable of being famous. Andrew Collins said, "Tabloids feed off the famous to fill their pages". I believe this is very true, as even though they exploit them, without celebrities, newspapers whose main stories are to do with famous people wouldn't have much to write about, therefore would not be as popular.
The U.S department of Justice tried tiredly to account for the wrong doings of the arms deal between the UK and Saudi but was somewhat shut out because of the lack of justice brought about in these countries homeland. The UK serious fraud office terminated their investigation against BAE, in 2006 much to the dismay of the country people who set up sites like www.Controlbae.org/ which goes into detail about the judicial review to terminate the corruption charges against BAE. Prince Bandar the charismatic, well conne... ... middle of paper ... ...e can prosecute or judge you because they are the ultimate judge and decision maker. In a study done by Scientists from the reference article (The Psychology of Power, 2010) those with higher power seemed to behave hypocritically rating themselves higher on a moral scale compared to others when it came to breaking laws like speeding and tax evasion. This once again proves that those in high power positions hold themselves to “different standards” from the norm, those different standards often being those of low character and integrity.
Burr brings up an interesting point when he says, “…the mystery that has surrounded movie stars for the better part of the century is now highly suspect. Indeed, many pop consumers consider it their duty to pull down the idols and pass their dirty secrets around the web…We now have as much control over the idea of celebrity as the studio publicity departments once did…Is this something like revenge? Or is it just the evolution of a species gradually conditioned to narcissism? (p.36)”. The web has definitely had an influence on the way we see celebrities.
He ruthlessly crushed his competitor s in the process, alienating the public and leaving a stain on the family name. He set the standard for philanthropy, but his reputation was so sullied that he never received the credit that he was due for this great act on behalf of humankind. "We came to realize that the real problem was the integration of power and goodness," says Steven Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller Junior’s grandson. "And that if the family was going to continue to work together, philanthropic commitments and values would be at the center" (Harr 67). In a society that has more millionaires, even billionaires than ever, the story of the Rockefellers is both a cautionary tale and an exemplary one.
However, it’s important to recognise that not all celebrities choose to be famous, and the media’s over intrusive behaviour toward celebrities cannot always be justified. These individuals ought to have the right to protect certain aspects of their private lives on the basis of human rights. The media attention that celebrities receive has resulted in a total lack of privacy regarding both public and private issues. This loss is mainly due to the status of celebrities as public figures, which exposes them to more extensive scrutiny compared to the average person. In recent times our obsession with public figures has grown, especially with the advances in technology.