Hello, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s question comes to us from the Random category and the card asks, “What are your views on fame and celebrity culture?”
See, I’ve written during this series about how I want to become a successful novelist, so it would be easy to say “Oh, he must love celebrity culture and fame.” but my goal there would be to get recognized at like, a convention or a book store, but anonymous enough that I could still do my grocery shopping in peace.
Because a lot of what celebrity culture is nowadays is severely unhealthy for the people involved and the celebrities themselves. People put them up on these pedestals, and then when they show themselves to be human wind up being mentally devastated.
And this still fits with what I wrote back in 2016 about celebrities dying because there are celebrities that mean a lot to people based on the works that they did, and those can have true, deep meaning to these people. For me someone like Leonard Nimoy, who acted in one of my favorite Sci-Fi franchises. For WLW, Naya Rivera, who played Santana Lopez on Glee, was someone that meant a lot for them as she pushed for Santana’s sexuality to not be a joke and an afterthought, and for some of them it was the first time they’d seen anything like that.
So ultimately, I think fame and celebrity culture can be very unhealthy for both sides of it, but there are healthy ways to engage and interact with it.