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Saturday, 12 December 2009

Celebrities

I am heartily fed up with "celebrities" and "sports personalities" and the fact that their lives get splayed out on all the news media you may care to think of. The X-factor, Strictly Come Dancing, I'm a Celebrity, Get me out of Here, Big Brother, for heaven's sake. Even the mainstream news media, like the BBC and broadsheet newspapers are full of it.

Tiger Woods. He has been unfaithful to his wife and smashed his car outside their home. In other words, Tiger is daft. He is in the public limelight, as he is a good golfplayer. Doesn't he realise that when you live in a glass house, you can't afford to throw stones around? Doesn't he realise he is a role-model to young people and others around the world? However, why the hospitalisation of his mother in law had to be broadcast is beyond me.

Jade Goody. She died earlier this year of cervical cancer, but had climbed to prominence as being the dumbest Big Brother contestant ever seen. However, she did the right thing by putting her illness, treatment and death on public display. Why oh why do we have to be regaled to the fact that her husband, to whom she got married in the weeks before her death, has a season ticket to the dock in the criminal court?

Can't we have a day, a week, a month, a year (or even longer) without celebrity c**p?

5 comments:

  1. Can I just say Hear Hear Guido. Maybe we could start an anti celeb. club !!!
    Can I also be a bit controversial here as well can yo tell me why we have to have yet another charity devoted to the arm services the.. Hero's ? I think thats what I keep hearing these days... For years the Earl Haig, Britsh Legion, SSAFA and many other charities have been in existance to help all our armed servicemen..
    so do we need more ?
    gripe over,
    Love for now Sybil x

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  2. I totally agree with you Guido and with Sybil about the "celebrity" culture. I just do not know why t.v. and radio give it air time. Who cares, I certainly don't.

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  3. Who is to blame? The ordinary men and women who find themselves elevated to a position of cult worship and unable to stand on the pedestal provided 24/7 or the media who only want to make money out of their failures?
    Personally I think the media pay the greatest cost with their loss of decency and the people who revel in the facts they display.

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  4. I also agree with you and the other comments as well. I have grown tired of the Tiger scandal but the tv won't give it a rest. So many people have little to no interest in our government but they can tell you what Paris or Britney was wearing last night. It's disgusting.

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  5. I love your header picture!!

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