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I take a great deal of pride in not knowing who most of these people are.
Aug 1, 2010
So you're a big-time celebrity. You are a star of stage, screen or television. Perhaps you have had several hit records. Your puss is displayed prominently on the cover of several magazines at the supermarket check-out stand. You are highly sought after at celebrity golf tournaments and your appearance on a celebrity-oriented cooking show is a highly anticipated event. Tens of millions of Americans are interested in what you wear, where you vacation and which political candidates you are supporting. And yet, in spite of all of this publicity if you were sitting next to me on an airplane chances are I wouldn't recognize you or have the slightest idea who you are. I may be in the distinct minority in this country but I am someone who has absolutely no interest in the lives of celebrities. Never have and never will. For me celebrity-watching is a colossal waste of time.
When Anna Nicole-Smith passed away back in 2007 I was busy at work in the office with my radio on in the background. When the bulletin announcing her passing was made my reaction was "Who the hell is Anna Nicole Smith?" I had no idea. People at work looked at me like I had two heads. It was a proud moment indeed. I could never understand why people cared about celebrities. And yet, shows like "Entertainment Tonight" have been around for decades. I have often wondered if people actually make decisions regarding their wardrobe or hairstyles based on what one of these people are doing. Even more frightening to me is the idea that people allow themselves to be influenced by the politics of any of these people. Celebrities are certainly entitled to support the policies and candidates of their choice but why anyone would value their opinions more than anyone else's is beyond my comprehension. While I love Barbra Streisand as a singer I totally disagree with her politics. One of the reasons that I would never pay to attend one of her concerts is that she has often been known to espouse her political views in the middle of her show. This is really bad form but many of these people simply can't resist. To my way of thinking politicking has no place when you are paying big bucks to see a performance. But sadly, this sort of thing seems be happening more and more frequently these days.
At this point the enormous popularity of celebrities shows absolutely no sign of receding. These people are laughing all the way to the bank. I would not cross the street to see any of them and I will continue to go out of my way to avoid them. I always thought that this was the sort of thing that most people grew out of but evidently this is not the case. My wife and I are very proud of the fact that we have absolutely no idea who most of these people are. It seems to me that there is always something better to do that watch E! or read People magazine. Not recommended!