Celebrities

Solace015 (@solace015) 9 years, 8 months ago

On tonight’s the Solace Show which will take place around 11-11:30 EST May 16th, we’re going to talk about Celebrities.

Why is it that people look up to them?
Why do we expect them to be perfect?
Should their personal lives stay private?
What is the obsession?
And more…

Feel free to comment here, click on my profile for links to the show and get in on the conversation.

May 16, 2012 at 12:34 am
Solace015 (4) (@solace015) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

What do you think HEthens? Do celebrities deserve the attention they get or are they just another human being? Do you care what happens outside of their profession?

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

Those with specific and incredible talent get the attention they deserve by the solid audience they attract. What more can be said?

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Solace015 (4) (@solace015) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

@beyond, I completely disagree. Why do I care that Lindsay Lohan was an idiot or Tiger Woods had an affair or the Cardashians, why do I care about them at all? Why do we look up to these people? What makes them any better than you or I?

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

@solace015, Mmm, you have to ask the people who care about such stuff. People love gossip and look up to the misery of others, so they could feel better about themselves. Medias are sneaky. For some it’s very entertaining to see how stupid can someone famous be. But it’s more about the publicity they can get. For example, the new “stars” that are coming out of youtube are basically for people who just need entertainment. Life is boring without entertainment.

There’s basically shit on TV and on the Radio, but people need to have jobs.

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yoinkie (1,498)C (@yoinkie) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

its comes down to the sole fact that they are famous and the media machine like to put them in the spotlight. If the media machine didnt do so, no one would actually care about most celebrities.

The media machine is mostly used for garbage, but sometimes it can do good too. For instance, the entire Amanda Copeland thing being made public is definitely a good thing, and they are getting donations to pay for the procedures because of it, and also spreading awareness.

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

I think most people devour celebrity gossip and look up to celebrities because of a perceived lack in their own lives, a void to fill, and celebrities offer them a way to exist vicariously. They feel their lives are so lacking due to any number of reasons, perhaps boredom due to a dead-end job, dreams unfulfilled, etc. and before long they make their whole lives into a cop-out. There is nothing wrong with having personal heroes such as a professional athlete or musician, but usually when a person has heroes it is because they inspire the everyday person to reach for new heights. There is nothing inherently special about celebrities, it is quite sad people waste away worshipping them instead of bettering themselves.

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Solace015 (4) (@solace015) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

The show got delayed to do real life stuff so it is forthcoming and I plan on using comments here in my upcoming show…if anyone prefers I not use their comments, please let me know – lets keep the comments coming so its not just my opinions lol

http://www.spreaker.com/user/solace015

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Nick (195) (@nickc2007) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

Celebrities with no talent are only rich and famous because so many people take an interest. How else would they fund it? Can’t blame the celebrities, blame the millions who for some reason are fascinated by them.

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Solace015 (4) (@solace015) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

There’s the rub. Is it just their looks? Their connections? Musicians are a great example of talentless celebrity status that really doesn’t belong. Many of todays artists use computerized systems to sound good; reminds me of that episode of the Simpsons where they formed the boy band lol.

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DaJetPlane (994)M (@lytning91) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

Ok, you son of a B, you nailed EXACTLY what has been on my mind tonight on the head with this post.

Here is the context: I posted a status saying I like Chris Brown’s newest material. I was instantly thrown into a heated debate with a friend on whether celebrities deserve the strict accountability we hold them to.

My most general, summarized statement to capture my current way of thinking:

“OK, I basically see his case as one deserving a fair amount of pity: celebrity breeds idolization. If someone is sick, we should treat them and make them better. If you got sick, I would want you to recover. When Chris Brown is declared (and I’m sure you would agree) sick, we, instead of empathizing, act as if fame and fortune are a direct link to accountability and, therefore, curse them and place them beneath our feet. The thing is…most celebrities always are underneath our feet. We use them, fawn over them, and force them to dance for us. Why is it we are so comfortable with loving them when we use them for gods, but so hateful and desensitized when we find out they are actually humans that make mistakes too?”

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Solace015 (4) (@solace015) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

http://www.spreaker.com/user/solace015/ep_41_celebrities has now been posted, thank you everyone for your contribution

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