Something I wondered last night bothers me. Why do we make celebrities (A-list all the way to youtubers and bloggers) into something or someone more personal than they really should be?
I really wonder this because for a moment in this year, I was very obsessed with a certain video blogger. He is my age, gay, pretty cute, obnoxiously annoying (but in a totally good way), and easy to like. Well for me anyway. This video blogger has thousands of followers. I think he hit a million subscribers maybe? I’m not about to go check.
I developed a sort of infatuation with him I suppose. I felt annoyed and jaded because he didn’t respond to my tweets (so personable right?). I became jealous of his fabulous life.
And more recently I decided that his new hair coloring was not a good look for him. I was about to tweet/instagram/facebook/whatever my comment to him, but then I really realized, why the f**k would he care? Is it really that important to him? No. Should it even be important to me? Hell no. So why did I care enough to want to tell him?
Why do we tend to do this with celebrities? Why do we think it’s necessary to comment on this things and do so in a way that they can see it? Just because a tweet or facebook comment isn’t replied to by said celeb, they might see it (It doesn’t matter if their PR takes care of their feed, I’m sure they want to see what people post too). These people are human and don’t deserve negative comments from people who shouldn’t even be expressing those feelings to someone they do not know on a personal level. That’s my opinion. And really, it’s not my business. I think it’s more important that I enjoy his entertaining videos than to critique his persona.
I understand that with reality TV, internet, and social media, we have a constant barrage of information and entertainment coming at us. It’s easy to get wrapped up in other people’s lives when we really should focus on our own.
Maybe his hair is kind of hideous to me, but in the end, he can do his thing and I’ll do my life.