today, upon checkout at the grocery store, i learned the following:
- angelina walked in on jen and brad!
- prince william accused camilla of being a drunk!
- kate has turned from mom to monster!
- george w. bush is on suicide watch!
- certain mystery celebrities have had plastic surgery flubs!
- who is bikini-ready and who is not?
- paul newman’s mistress admits he loved his wife more!
why do i need to know this?
why is it that tabloids, gossip magazines and “entertainment” tv shows make millions by feeding this crap to the general public?
why is it legal for photographers and reporters to follow people around, stalk them, crash their parties, etc.?
why are these vultures, who make their livings off of dragging people through the mud and making up BS about them, protected by law?
yes, i’m all for freedom of the press. i believe that the government should not control the information that it believe the general public should receive. however, what about privacy? do people have no rights in that area?
seriously! it completely baffles me that this activity is legal! not only that, protected by law!
there are those that say that celebrities, by placing themselves in the public eye, bring this upon themselves. i suppose that has to be taken into consideration when deciding whether or not to become a celebrity (however one goes about doing that), but i don’t really think this is what most people signed up for.
but in all honesty, i can’t completely blame either the celebrity OR the paparazzi. the REAL ones to blame are the general public who gives these people jobs. who fork over hard-earned money to read the smut they print in their magazines. who come home at night and turn on TMZ or any of the other ridiculous “entertainment” shows. if it were not for the american people’s insatiable appetite for all that is distasteful, immoral, hurtful, and generally evil, NONE of these people would be able to continue to produce a product that no one would buy.
why do we feel that anything about these' people’s personal lives is ANY of our business? can we not just enjoy tv shows, movies, etc., appreciate good acting and call it good? why do we need to know who is pregnant, who is cheating, who is dating, who is breaking up, who is gaining weight, who is in rehab, who is happy, who is depressed…
it disgusts me.