Friday, October 28, 2011

Hollywood gives advice?

So after reading the article below (see Read More) I threw up. I threw up all night long. Could have been a stomach flu considering the accompanying chills, fever, and body aches. But that's beside the point. Why do we take advice from celebrities?

It must be because they have such a healthy perspective on life. I mean they never divorce, never abuse drugs and alcohol, never engage in adultery, never break the law, never forget to pay their taxes, never have insecurities, never are depressed, never suffer from bulimia/ anorexia, and most importantly they are always appreciative, humble and obviously satisfied with their good looks. Right? Apparently not.

Then it must be because they are so in touch and experienced with the average problems facing middle and lower class America. Nicolas Cage lost two homes in foreclosure people! And I'm guessing in this economy that Ashlee Simpson is probably having to forgo an extra pair of combat boots and checkered suspenders to buy milk and diapers for her little tyke Bronx Mowgli (see:100 weirdest celebrity baby names). Probably not.

So why is anyone looking to these people for guidance on our morals, politics, and behaviors? Let's go back to the article I originally mentioned featuring Jennifer Lopez. She states ""I think I've finally learned the biggest lesson of all, you've got to love yourself first. You've got to be okay on your own before you're okay with someone else.You've got to value yourself and know that you're worth everything. And until you value yourself enough and love yourself enough to know that, you can't really have a healthy relationship." Says the woman with 3 divorces under her belt.

Anyone who has a pea rattling in their skull knows that the primary component to a lasting relationship is a willingness to put yourself aside out of love for another. That is true love. Sure it's great to have enough confidence to not rely on our spouse to define ourselves. That puts a load of pressure on our partners to complete our picture, leads to stress, leads, to fighting, leads to break ups. However the mindset of "I'm worth it" and "I'm first" is a complete set up for failure. It's setting an impossible bar for our spouses that if they're not making me feel how I think I deserve to feel then this relationship isn't working. The article should be titled "How to be Divorced Like Me!" I'm only 24 and I've already had a relationship longer than any of JLO's.

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Another entertaining example of how Celebrities are just like us is America's darling, Kanye West. Now the fact that any celebrity would attend a rally pretending to be a part of the 99% is quite a riot! Not to mention the fact that Kanye was gracious enough to lend the flashiness of his dope Givenchy Swagger to bring attention to the cause (see: Kanye West Visits Occupy Wallstreet).Yes, you absolutely represent the middle class! High Five from Main Street USA!  How about put the money where the mouth is and redistribute it to those who aren't artistically brilliant enough to write lyrics like "Take your diamonds off and throw 'em up like you bulimic" (Kanye West, Diamonds From Sierra Leone). I'm not commenting on the Occupy protests only the fact that any celebrity would kid themselves to think they are a part of it and not a target of it.

I better wrap up. My point is that celebrities are not well rounded individuals, they are not good role models in almost any sense except to entertain, and never would I want to be like one. Except to own their closets/homes/cars. We are the 99%!!!