Joined: Aug 2009
Celebrity culture - do you understand it?
I've got to ask, is it me, or do other people have "issues" with the NT fascination of celebrity culture?
In particular, I find the media/NT fascination with enormous bosomed Jordan(aka "Katie Price") incredible. By her own admission she's put it about a bit. It looks like she wears so much make up she has to tip her head back to get her eyes open. There's no part of Jordan's life that she hasn't sold/told to the media, including sex, sex, sex, more sex, sex with another person, sex in another position, marriage to Peter Andre, separation from Peter Andre, dating/separating from some "cage fighter", wanting to get back with "Pete", etc, etc, etc. She's in endless magazines/newspapers every week.
The same is true of the late Jade Goodie. (Yes, a tragic ending - for which she reputedly got £700,000 for photographs before dying. But she was a racist. She was (in)famous for being thick.) Paris Hilton seems to positively delight in not being the sharpest tool in the box.
These people sell every minute of their lives to the likes of OK, Hello, Take a Break, Now, and other vapid, pointless magazines.
I'm firmly of the belief that whole rain forests buckle over and offer themselves up as magazine fodder at the merest hint that Jordan has discovered a previously unknown area of her "g" spot (though I'd find that hard to believe)
For years I said I'd stop reading "The Times" (after 20 something years) the moment 'that woman' got on to the front pages, and sure enough she did, and sure enough I stopped.
I've more or less stopped watching television because I can't cope with the endless posturing, preening, and hawking of these tedious people.
I'm no intellectual. What intelligence I have comes from educating myself through reading. I just don't understand "celebrity culture" <badly disguised yawn>.