Celebrities are everywhere, and I mean everywhere. We see them on our TV screens, in magazines, on billboards whilst waiting for the bus, on the actual bus itself and now more than ever the internet is swarming with them. We cannot escape the drama that is associated with a celebrity ‘personality,’ but quite often we don’t want to escape it. See I’m not gonna claim some higher ground here and fake a disdain for all things celebrity, I love reading gossip magazines and I do watch those trashy shows that follow a spoiled celeb around whilst they buy the groceries and show us just how ‘normal’ they really are (yeah right) but all things considered I think somewhere a line has to be drawn.
When twitter appeared on the scene celebrities were quick to jump on the bandwagon, tweeting about their music/show/book/product or just their lives in general.
Twitter allows a whole new dimension of interaction with most celebs tweeting personally and scrapping the publicist who would normally adopt the job of addressing fans. They are all too eager to tell us what they had for breakfast, who their latest crush is or if their relationship is falling apart. Not more than 10 hours ago we have Paris Hilton tweeting:”In bed watching “The Office” So funny and relaxing!”
But do we want to know every detail of our idols lives? Isn’t part of being a ‘celebrity’ to do with that aura of fame and mystery? Now I’m a massive Katy Perry fan. I’ll put that on the table now. I love how she looks, sings, her whacky outfits and quirky interviews. But. After following her on Twitter I’m sad to say my opinion has slid. Recently Katy began seeing British comedian Russell brand and before we knew it an engagement was announced, juicy gossip for those with a hunger for all things celebrity.
But this was no secret romance, all was/is revealed and I mean ALL.@Katyperry tweets a few days ago: “♋? @rustyrockets” (rustyrockets referring to British ladies man Russel, Katy’s fiancé)(♋ referring to, I can only assume, the sexual position) And just yesterday “Bet @rustyrockets would like a HJ with these nails… : P” I’m sure we can guess what HJ stands for.
Now before you assume I’m a prudish person, I’m not! I just preferred it when Katy Perry was a mysterious celeb to me, and not just another girl going out with a guy and stirring things up a little with some cheap dirty talk on a site millions of people use. It really lowered my opinion of her, and just made me think. Do we really want everything to be laid bare? Or were things better when the people we admired or followed in the limelight attempted even an ounce of privacy? – Just food for thought.