Who Is A Celebrity?
Who is a celebrity, a very difficult question. Nobody really knows the meaning.
Wikipedia defines it as: A celebrity, also referred to as a celeb in popular culture, is a person who has a prominent profile and commands a great degree of public fascination and influence in day-to-day media. The term is synonymous with wealth (commonly denoted as a person with fame and fortune), implied with great popular appeal, prominence in a particular field, and is easily recognized by the general public.
Who I think they are:
A person who does hard work, gets noticed, takes the dough, gets fat and doesn’t do anything else. The term is synonymous to Paranola (Paranoid people) who feel the world is ‘attacking them’ all the time and critics are being unjust by criticizing them.
Credit going where its deserved, the people whom we refer to as celebrities have done something good in whatever profession they have chosen, as a sportsman, as an actor, as a comedian, or probably even as a politician now. They are good at what they do and that’s why they are a celebrity.
But the problem lies here – “the people whom we refer to as celebrities have done something good in whatever profession they have chosen“; and not ‘have done something good in life’.
Don’t misunderstand me. There is a small subtle difference.
Have you seen Spiderman? Haha. Or have you at least heard that famous dialogue somebody now and then keeps repeating?
“With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”
I wonder how many such “Celebs” have heard about it. I won’t take names and start pointing out, but all of you must be knowing many such instances when celebrities act irresponsibly, and use their celebrity status to get away with it. And sometimes even blame it on us!
“Just cause we’re a celebrity….” Bla bla.
A real life example from the city I live in:
There’s a friend of mine. He’s not that wealthy, say lower middle class if I was to categorize. He and his dad are great movie buffs! They try to see most of the movies in the theatre, otherwise they get ‘em on DVD or something. A new movie was releasing, and my friends dad wanted to take my friend for a preview. These previews are those shows which take place a day before the release at night, and its just one show.
He collected enough money for his family of five and he left to buy the tickets.
Now this is what happened: a man who struggles and works hard 24X7X52X365 stands in the queue, while a celebrity walks in and cuts the line to the front and buys all remaining seats.
Oh, and that celebrity had nothing to do with the movie. He was alone, and bought a row or two I think so that he could sit “alone without disturbance”. Its all true.
Anyways, coming back to the point. Who these demigods are.
Oops, my bad.. Who these celebrities are.
Oops, my bad.. Who these rich people are.
I think its the truth, no matter what you say. If you have money, you can buy it. I’m not talking about “love” and all here. Let’s face it, everything materialistic is pretty significant in life.
To live, they say, you need:
And everything else is a luxury.
Can’t we put a price on everything?
Water, money; food, money; shelter, money; clothing, money… And who knows, soon we might need to pay for unpolluted clean air too.
They are lucky they can afford all this, while many can’t.
Not that I’m blaming them, mind you.
There are many celebrites who work for human welfare and other causes which I respect. But there are many who don’t, too.
I don’t even know why I wrote all this. My thoughts are a bit complicated, and I probably haven’t explained them simply enough here. But still, thank you for reading! And I’d be happy if you too could share your views with me via your comments here. :)