Essay about Celebrity Obsession

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Much of today’s society seems obsessed on what actors/actress, athletes, and music artist are wearing, eating, who they are marrying, dating, where they are vacationing, what affairs they are having or have had, and how they live their everyday lives. What’s so interesting about this obsession is as a society we are implacable and often place celebrities on a pedestal, only to destroy them when they are illusive or promiscuous. Media outlets are swift to report when celebrities are in trouble but quickly forget all their accomplishments. It’s as if we want them to be perfect but once they are associated with a scandal we embark on destroying their reputation and character. Should society hold celebrities to higher standards just because …show more content…
How do we as a society play a part in the demise of an actor, athletes, and musical artist? We alienate them when they are a part of any scandal or scandals, companies release them from their products, record sales come to a halt, magazines, tabloids, and media outlets discuss the scandal non-stop, flooding us with the account frenziedly. Whoever is a part of the scandal is often given meaningless interviews and book or movie deals. Any and everything the celebrity has done in the past, as well as the party of the alleged scandal is dredged up. This is often called “skeletons in the closet”. What they don’t want out is often exposed and even if it’s not true or a matter of privacy, we don’t care, all we want is the juicy info. Unfortunately, celebrities give us reasons for scrutiny but do they merit being torn down and built back up?
Tiger Woods, Shaquille O’Neil, Charlie Sheen, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, Barack and Michelle Obama, Chris Brown, and the King siblings are just examples of how we build these people up only to tear down all of their accomplishments when they do not meet our expectations. Tiger has been in the media every day, but not for being the best athlete of the decade. His affairs, mistresses and the fact he made millions from endorsements is the focus…