Pet gripes of celebrities:
- I never asked to be famous.
- I never wanted to be a role model.
- I just want to be left alone.
- Being rich is not easy.
Did I leave out any?
So what’s the easy way out of their problems? Get out of the limelight altogether – except they don’t. They like being famous.
Having said that, all the above is ok. Us fans will put up with your gripes as long as the end product – your movies, your TV shows, your songs, your books and your blogs – entertain us. But when you begrudge our support by insulting us, that’s pushing it.
Celebrities should never forget that without fans who support their work, they are nothing. Of course some fans border on the obsessive.
With that thought in mind, I would like to quote the irrepressible Xiaxue from her latest post:
… just coz you are one of the 20,000 people reading this blog and thus letting me be a professional blogger does NOT give you the rights to demand anything from me.
What was their demand? For her to blog more regularly. Which when you think about it is quite reasonable. Xiaxue considers herself a professional blogger which she is because that’s all that she does. Is her life that busy that she’d neglect what is in essense her sole source of income?
Still, there are better responses directed at your fans than:
Fuck off and boycott me if you want to. If it gets bad, I’ll just work harder, blog more, and get more readers.
Celebrities need to understand that they are what they are because of their fans, and fans have to realise that celebrities are humans too. Even though some celebrities are undeserving of their fans’ adulation. 😉
For a site that brings celebrities down to the realm of us mere mortals check out Defamer (the title of this post came from one of their advertising links).