There are lots of relevant topics which we could discuss this week…
We had Qantas pull their planes from the skies after clashes with the union, the Melbourne Cup was yesterday which always brings up protests of animal cruelty, the creepy Halloween – is it fun or just TOO American? Then there was the breaking news of interest rates being dropped which could potentially affect all Australian families.
Are we going to discuss any of these? No. We are going to discuss the fact that Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce just 72 days after marrying Kris Humphries. Oh, and I will tell you something else – Justin Bieber got a haircut some time in the last millennium and suddenly he is 17.
Do I care about these things? Well, I kind of do. I’m not going to sit here and tell you I don’t like a bit of celebrity gossip, we all cringe at these celebrities but we can’t look away. Without us buying magazines and talking about them on Twitter they wouldn’t be famous.
Which brings me back to the point of Hollywood making a mockery of marriage and things that the general public hold dear. Weddings are expensive and many people have to take out loans just to walk down the aisle but Kim and Kris (I use their first names because I feel like I KNOW them…in case you can’t tell I am being humorously sarcastic) actually made a profit from their 10 million dollar wedding.
I could easily change the topic right now and discuss the fact that gay rights activists are feeling more than a little frustrated that they can’t get the opportunity to exchange vows, let alone break them – when celebs don’t seem to take it seriously but that is one for another day.
This isn’t solely a Kim Kardashian discussion either, who knows what goes on behind closed doors and I think she is a clever little businesswoman who knows how to market her brand, which is in fact herself. But what I do want to discuss is the fact that we care more about her separation, more about whether Brad Pitt’s daughter dresses in boys clothes or the fact that Victoria Beckham “saw a UFO” than what is happening in our own lives…or do we?
My questions to you this week are, do you care about celebrity culture? Where did all these fame seeking celebrities, who are ultimately famous for being famous come from? Do you think the world is obsessed with Hollywood or is it light hearted entertainment? Would YOU like to be famous?
And congratulations to Jessica Simpson for finally revealing her pregnancy…
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