Media Interference: The Downside of Fame

605 WordsFeb 1, 20182 Pages
The downside of fame is the interference of the media in one’s life. Stories concerning celebrities are likely to attract customers, just for entertainment purposes. Celebrities’ life is publicized, criticized and mocked at. Reporting celebrities downfall seems to be particularly appealing to the public, and it seems that hardly a day passes without the news reporting a celebrity’s’ downfall. Some people are obsessed with famous people, their life styles, and have desire for more information. Media’s negative role destroys the famous people’s lives. Famous people deserve privacy and respect. This essay will discuss the unfair treatment received by famous people from the media. First of all, everyone deserves to have a personal life separate from their professional life, even those who work for the entertainment industry. In this digital era, it is not difficult to find information about famous people, no matter how private. Those in the spotlight suffer the humiliation and disgrace of having statements about them- true or untrue-broadcast for millions to find. Whether it likes it or not the public knows more about celebrities than many political issues. Secondly, sports athlete like Herchelle Gibbs career was destroyed by the media, constantly invading his personal life in result he lost his professional career as a national cricketer (sport24.com, 2010) and marriage downfall (Barker, P. 2009). Young boys looked up to Herchelle Gibbs and idolised him, now they look down on
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