Hot Topic: Celebrity and Media ideals!

It's the way of the world, and unfortunately I don't see it changing anytime soon; the tabloids, the celebrity channels, the reality TV shows, the news reports and the day to day coverage of what one of the Kardashians had for breakfast. We seem to be a world who feeds off other peoples problems, knowing other people's business and feeling like we have the right to criticize people especially if they have a famous name and lots of money!
It's something I can't quite get my head around, yet I won't sit here and act like I am a saint and have never once sat and watched E! News or picked up a gossip magazine, I most certainly have. However, the older I get the more I find myself walking past the shelves of magazines and shaking my head. I actually don't buy them anymore unless they have someone I really really like in....thank you TV Guide for the wonderful picture of Zachary Levi. :)

I find it difficult to trust magazines now because when you see so much made up stuff and things that just don't seem important, I start to feel like they are just feeding us a bunch of lies. I remember a couple of months back saying to Jen, "Aww isn't it sweet how Kate and Will are expecting twins?" Jen's reply was "Since when?" Granted she hasn't got the inside scoop on The Royal Family but I would have thought that England would know about it first! :p Obviously, Kate wasn't expecting Twins and it was all just a front page rumor. To me, this is just so strange! Is that really what sells in today's world? Will we only pick up magazines to purely read about who is having who's baby, who has gained weight or who has just been dumped? When did this happen? Why did it happen? Nowadays, I love watching videos on YouTube or seeing face to face interviews just because you get to hear what people have to say from their own mouths, it can't get twisted and manipulated.

Don't get me wrong, I do understand a little bit of how the whole entertainment industry works and I've heard the phrase "No publicity is bad publicity!" Some celebrities may enjoy being in the limelight, some build careers from negative tabloids, but I do feel that sometimes magazines could be a little bit nicer with the way they portray celebrities and not feel that they need to find out every little personal detail about them, then proceed to be cruel and judgmental because they feel they have some sort of right because of what these people do for a living!! I'll admit, if I see a celebrity I like and all of a sudden they are married, my Mother comes out in me and I can't help but think "Aww, how long have they been dating?, When are they going to have kids? Where did they get married?.." But then I stop myself and think, "That's none of my business...unless maybe one day I happen to have a nice sit down, a cup of tea and a chat with Chris Evans." A girl can dream! ;)

Maybe I will never fully understand this way of the world, maybe the world would be a strange place without gossip columns and paparazzi, but I can't help but wonder what our world would be like if we had magazines full of fun, kind articles about how nice someone looks today rather than how fat or thin someone is, or how thankful we are to a celebrity for making an awesome movie or really cool song, rather than how terrible they sound and who their latest partner is? What about a sweet article on how much we smiled today because of something Chris Evans said in an interview, or on his personal twitter that he wants you to see rather than pictures taken from behind a tree of what food he's eating or girl he's with? Wouldn't it be nice for the headlines to focus on people having fun, enjoying life, lifting each other up, helping others and being kind?

I just love him! :p

You may be reading this and thinking to yourself "You are living in dream world Kelly, the world needs gossip and controversy and drama especially the entertainment industry" and fair enough, this is only my opinion. I don't mean to act like we should have celebrities on a pedestal, because at the end of the day they are people, like you and me. All I am saying is, with that being said we wouldn't be cruel on a daily basis to our friends, family or a person walking down the street, so why is it OK to be mean, spread rumors and say nasty things about the people who enlighten our worlds through Music, Movies, TV etc. A lot of the time we put these things on to make us feel better, to take our minds of daily stresses or struggles, so why do we in turn as a society reward the entertainers and artists with hate, negativity and unkindness??

I can't change the Celebrity and Tabloid machine but I hope this post has made you think a little differently about the magazines you support or even just the comments you may make on social media about certain celebrities. After all, we are all people, we all deserve to be treated with respect and love. Small acts of kindness can make the world a better place.

Hope you are having a great day!

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