McDuffies wrote:I was surprised. Anyone can name a dozen of similarly self-destructive celebrities who don't die that young. Just think of how several years ago everyone thought one day Brittney Spears would be found dead in a bathtub or something, yet she recuperated. The most likely scenario in such cases is that celebrity keeps on stumbling in and out of rehab until in late middle age, accumulated health issue catches up with them.
VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:Well, here's the whole 27 Club phenomenon.
Not that I necessarily expect people who didn't care for her music to weep or anything, it's just weird that all of a sudden we're questioning our priorities as far as news coverage goes.
McDuffies wrote:Not that I necessarily expect people who didn't care for her music to weep or anything, it's just weird that all of a sudden we're questioning our priorities as far as news coverage goes.
It's unsettling how people apstract celebrities into fictional characters and then all compassion is out the window. It's like they're watching a movie and character died at the end and they're like "well, the guy was an asshole anyway".
VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:That's a good way to put it. I mean, I can kind of understand the leap from celebrity to fictional character in people's minds, if you never met the person and stuff like that.
McDuffies wrote:I wouldn't pitty the poor celebrities too much but I figure that once in a while you have someone whose actual goal is playing music and not being talked about by every hack show host in the country, but that is not an option when you get a certain degree of fame... kind of what happened to Kurt Cobain.
McDuffies wrote:Still, you have to addmit that becoming a kid of someone rich is not easy. Only a handful of people in the world achieve it.
Phact0rri wrote:I think it would suck having people following you around all day and writing news articles about your trip to the bathroom.
McDuffies wrote:Now to comic artists or, say, novelists, this is not much of a problem unless you stumble on to a comic convention or are unlucky enough to have some geeky stalker. But how exactly do you become an actor who can make a comfortable living and choose which roles to play and which ones to pass (reasonable request) without giving up on too much of your privacy?
I think that there are certain actors that can do that, but you have to really work up your privacy and if you want to be left alone don't live in Los Angeles. I love this town, but if I had any sort of celebrity I'd be moving to some place up north.
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