Monday, 16 February 2015

I Can't Wait To Be Famous

I'd like to start this off by saying no real one incident caused me to just think "Fuck it I'm posting a rant on this" but just the fact that this seems to be how things are these days. Although there has been one pretty big example of it in one of the circles I'm a part of.

Well anyway; I can't wait to be famous. I can't wait to reach a point where I have a whole lot of people hanging on my every word. I can't wait to be in a position where I can positively influence the world and make a large difference in a lot of lives. I can't wait to be someone that will be listened to. Rather than being an intro to a rant that is actually also pretty true anyway. I think I have some pretty cool opinions on things but you need to be heard to be able to say those kind of things. Or be a raving lunatic people can't help but pay attention to.
If you ever feel like getting mad just search "Feminist" on Tumblr


See, instead of having people hang on my every word and do something pretty cool, when I get to that point every single action I take will be scrutinized. It'll be enjoyable to have people go through everything I've posted on social media, or here, and attack me for them. I don't know why it is but as soon as someone becomes famous and in the public eye they're supposed to be something above human.
"More Human Than Human" is awesome, and highly irrelevant! 

Famous people aren't really allowed to make mistakes simply because they've apparently become role models. They aren't allowed to have a dissenting opinion. They aren't allowed to curse. They aren't allowed to do anything most humans do. They definitely can't ever make a mistake.

People make mistakes. Lots of non-famous people fuck up all the time and no one gives a shit. When you elevate people like that then it just contributes to the idea that these people are above you. They really aren't. They're people too. In my time I've talked to some people I would regard as being above me and I've talked to people of relative fame. They're very down to Earth people for the most part. They're human beings and they deserve to be treated like that. Being in the public eye doesn't change how they behave. It shouldn't either.

Stop elevating people and let them make mistakes. Let them mess up and laugh at them when they do, just like you'd laugh at anyone who makes a mistake.

Except Kanye West. Fuck that guy.

Well this kinda got all over the place. I suppose a general summary would be "Don't hold people above you, and definitely don't hold them to impossible standards, no matter how famous they are." 

9 comments:

  1. Being famous is kind of a double-edged sword in that way. You need strong character if you want to not let all that hate(r) bullshit get to you.

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    1. Oh yeah. I'm going to be a mess when I'm actually exposed to that. I hear about people who just don't check their Twitter mentions and only interact with fans at events. You'd have to really hate someone just to go to an event to abuse them.

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  2. As with most things, I blame the media. Places like TMZ, who will follow a celebrity around 24/7 just to watch them do something even remotely interesting. Then they catch them screwing up, and it makes them look like an asshole. But guess what? If you followed me around for weeks on end you'd probably catch me doing something stupid, too. Wouldn't that be true of anyone?

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    1. I think you'd only have to watch me for about a day to see me do something ridiculous that TMZ would enjoy. On the plus side it's publicity at least. If people are aware of me because I did something stupid then at least they're aware of me. I think that's the mentality a lot of people in these situations have. Some celebrities DO get very annoyed and try and fight the system but a lot of other ones play to it, or are just very indifferent.

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  3. We build them up and we tear them down. Humans are fickle bastards.

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    1. That's something I didn't really get in to, but it's very true. Especially when it comes to younger stars. If you want to know what happened to Miley Cyrus just look at what happened to Britney Spears. I also wouldn't be surprised if the cycle continued on before her. Heck just look at what poor McAuley Culkin is up to these days.

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  4. Good post, points well made. Someone fucked up? So what? Mind your own fuck-ups.

    Also, More Human Than Human is a kickass song.

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  5. I think if I was famous I could deal with the "haters." In my opinion the worst thing is being completely ignored. Unless you're famous because you are hated, then that would just be too much. Famous people for the most part aren't really any different than the rest of us, so not surprising that they screw up just like the rest of us. Haha @ f Kany West

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