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Mon, Oct. 8th, 2007, 09:30 am
Jesus, people.

I could never be famous. Just sayin'. Why? Because people are crazy, and it disturbs me.

Okay, I will be the first person to admit that I have my pervy moments of objectification when it comes to famous people, particularly actors and musicians. It happens, right? But I get TOTALLY CREEPED OUT when crazy fans start posting all over the internet that they hope so-an-so hasn't hooked up/gotten married/gone back to his or her ex.

Like, what the fuck? Really. Do these people think that if these actors or whatever are single and unattached, they have a SNOWBALL'S CHANCE IN HELL with them? Is that even a healthy fantasy to have? Maybe it actually is harmless, but Jesus God, it still freaks me the fuck out.

How do famous people deal with it? I understand that a certain amount of exposure and loss of privacy has to be expected, even by the most ingenuous people out there, but CHRIST. Where's the line? IS there a line, or did it get trampled to death ages ago by our own voyeuristic need to get all up in other people's shit? Can you actually have skin thick enough to make it through being famous in Hollywood these days without going insane?

(This ranty post has been brought to you by the fact that I need to keep my ass OFF the IMDb boards. Seriously. Oh, and a huge RPF squick.)

Donna

Mon, Oct. 8th, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
xtremeroswellia

People are crazy. RPF? Real person fiction? Cause if that's what you mean, SO right there with you. Blech.

Tue, Oct. 9th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
darth_cabal

This is why I think it so ludicrous when people get upset about a celebrity complaining about being followed by paparazzi, stalked by fans, etc. There are undertones of "how dare they not be grateful for what they have!" and "why don't they get out of the business, then!"

1) Who doesn't complain about their job? Talking about the problems you face as a result of your job doesn't make you a hypocrite for not quitting. Besides, you can quit acting, but it's a lot more difficult to quit being a celebrity--it's entirely dependent upon other people's interest in you!

2) Are these people suggesting that THEY wouldn't be upset to have someone taking pictures of them through their living room window? That they wouldn't find it wearying to be unable to leave the house without people stopping them to talk/fondle/whatever?

People seem to consider celebrities public property just because they appear on the TV screens in our living rooms!

Tue, Oct. 9th, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
remora

Honestly I think there should be a line. It's hard to get groceries these days without being bombarded by "information" about celebrities' lives. It's hard to miss if you're just trying to grab a candy bar in the check out line.

I will admit that while I did notice one of those hookups looking for a candy bar this weekend, since it was staring me in the face I thought, "you know, I'm glad, that looks like they're enjoying themselves." Even then I still felt guilty since it really wasn't any of my business.