…as opposed to actually being talented at something
Once upon a time, I remember when to be famous, to be respected, to be a role model you used to have to have a semblance of talent. Talent can be all manner of things, from an innate desire to work incredibly hard or just a pure, unequivocal genius.
Today, however all you have to do is be prepared to make a fool of yourself. Whether that’s maxing-out credit cards in Chinawhites, sleeping with someone high profile and selling the story or by signing up to appear on one of the all-too-numerous, dull, reality TV shows that are currently doing the rounds.
The fact that these idiots have managed not only to worm their way on to our TV screens, but to be able in some way to catch the attention of young impressionable people is beyond me. What is also beyond me is how these buffoons manage to survive in everyday life.
Most of them revel in the fact that they are dull. Their angle is the dumb card. People don’t feel threatened by idiots, which is probably why they are so successful. When I say successful, I am aware that’s it’s a short window of opportunity and that they have to make hay whilst the sun shines. Or at least until someone with an even lower IQ or less self-esteem comes along.
Ask yourselves a question. Whilst laughing at some numbty on TV, who is more foolish? Those that are making some money out of the exchange or those that sacrifice their leisure time to tune in on a regular basis to be entertained?
I cannot help but think this is our fault. It has to be. To allow our children to watch this nonsense is akin to allowing them to play video games for hours on end. It is microwaving their developing minds and yet we gather around the TV on an almost daily basis and consciously allow this drivel to seep in.
The head of programming at certain media stations should be tried for crimes against the state, in my opinion. They are fundamentally neglecting their responsibility to educate the youth of today.
Anyone who has tuned in to my Twitter feed will understand the utter contempt that I have towards this sort of celebrity. It’s well documented. Sometimes when you sit back and observe “celebrity culture” you have got to ask yourself, “Who is the joke on?”