When I was growing up, I read teen magazines, then tabloids and eventually Perez Hilton. I was very celeb obsessed, but I never realized how TOXIC those things were.
These very real people were put on a pedestal; they were treated like infallible beings. If they fucked up, even in a small way, they were torn down and ripped apart. They were totally dehumanized. It’s disgusting because the media waits for them to fall apart. If they’re content and living simple lives, it’s not exciting enough.
On my FB feed, some girl commented on Amanda Bynes, and how she’s becoming like Lohan, and Hilary Duff is the only clean pop-star left.
This needs to stop. Bynes and Lohan are made into fucking jokes when they’re probably not okay and very unstable. It’s unfaire and ridiculous. We’re being huge assholes, commenting on everything in their lives and then we laugh at them when it all goes to shit.
THE BEST FUCKING PART is that it’s almost always women. Men aren’t treated like this in the media. Look at any current tabloid and it’s about women and their misfortunes or fading looks or gaining weight or them being a slut, etc etc. If men do fuck up, they’re allowed time to get better and to wow us.
I was taught as a little girl that it’s okay to treat other people like animals in a zoo. We’re allowed to completely violate their privacy and they just have to take it because it comes with the job. Being recognized and pictures with fans IRL or for events comes with the job, but being stalked and terrorized is disgusting.
gdi ack Im just annoyed.