The media is one of the most powerful tools in people’s lives, since it’s used by many as the medium for the delivery of useful information to diverse audience. Over the past few years, the media landscape has undergone noteworthy developments. Prized information about various cultural groups is often relayed through appropriate media, and it’s interesting to note that blogs are currently being utilized as the best medium for celebrity gossip. Celebrity blogs are usually thronged with readers, who would like to know more about their favorite superstars.
Although out the celebrities’ career they face the brutality of paparazzi. They knew that the lifestyle came with paparazzi and other nuisances that have their own opinions. However, nobody initially wants to be hounded all the time and mistreated. A celebrity’s main ambition in life is to fulfill their passion. It is true that the constant attention in the public eye is beneficial for their career, but is the slander and derision worth it all, in other words, is bad news really good news? You cannot force them into the spot light when they aren’t seeking attention. A celebrity’s role is to perform, entertain and persuade.
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,
No matter where a person goes throughout the United States, they will not walk through the streets of New Jersey or New York for long before they hear the latest scandals with Kim Kardashian or Miley Cyrus. If a person walks into any public store they’ll quickly hear discussion of the latest stars on American Idol from passersby. While we scoff at the antics of celebrities, but at the same time we can foster an almost fanatical desire to be as if not more famous then the people everyone talks about. It is rather human to feel envy, jealously, and desire; we all want to be looked favorably upon. We roll our eyes when someone repeatedly states how beautiful or intelligent a celebrity is, yet even a skeptic can’t help but desire the admiration that celebrity received. Why do men work out? Why do women use such extensive amounts of cosmetics? Why are people so determined to be revered? The answer to individual’s thirst for fame can vary but it’s unavoidable to assume that individual wanted to be the center of attention. We want to be admired, favored, and loved as much as the celebrities that we worship. Reality television has shifted to show the “perfect” life of our celebrities and how happy they are compared to the common people. Neoliberals and authoritarian realized how our fanatical love for our celebrities can be used against us as to quote Frank Furedi from his academic journal on the topic of celebrity culture in which he has stated in the abstract in his first page: “Often celebrity provides an alternative source of validation. The tendency to outsource authority to the celebrity represents an attempt to bypass the problem of legitimacy by politicians and other figures.” Through celebrities’ neoliberals and
A fan in today’s world is usually characterized as the result of the “star system” portrayed in society due to mass media where media figures’ lives are constantly emphasized on a day to day basis. The internet and society are obsessed with news concerning celebrities, and knowing about their personal life. Today’s social media keeps fans constantly updated about celebrities, giving fans the illusion that they know everything about that celebrity and that they are connected somehow. This type of mass media has made the difference between appropriate behavior and inappropriate behavior of fans less noticeable (Lewis 11). These types of fans, the pathological fans, are also classified as the “o...
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
The world is full of suffering, inflation, national debt, government cuts, and starving children, but Americans convert their attention to popular culture and the high life of celebrities in the world of so-called reality and entertainment. Americans live in a society where the best drama on television is a high school chemistry teacher tuned meth dealer, and where showing off your private and most intimate body parts and details of your life makes you more money than the average CEO. With the focus on the nontrivial things in life, it’s no wonder that popular culture has ruined American society, media, and politics.
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
...nize that entertainment in a fundamental part of American culture that allows for the diversity that makes our society unique and functional. If we were to rid the world of these influences, who is to say that that would have a positive effect or be any better for our country than what we are exposed to now?