Another controversial debate from yours truly :) Please try to be polite and stay on topic.
Why are celebrities paid such a high salary? Because their famous? Why are they famous? Just because they've been on a screen or a stage?
Being a musician/performer is a job. You have hours, and you are paid a fee for your time and effort. But getting onto a movie set, or the stage at a state capital only means one thing: You were better at your JOB than someone else.
In my opinion, you should receive a higher pay for being exceptional at your job. But that should NOT grant you special treatment, or ANY entitlement, and I feel their wages are way too high.
Who sets the bar for exceptional singing/acting? You, right? The "common man". And honestly, choosing the best performer it's no different than choosing a brand of soda. They all have a different style and flavor. So, exactly what makes them "better", than one person or another?
Fame is something equated to someone who has performed great deeds. How many of these "famous" people have performed great acts to benefit their fellow man? And how many of these acts occurred BEFORE their fame and fortune made them feel a need to "give back"?
Why aren't soldiers and firefighters (to name a few) being paid several thousand a week? They preform great deeds of sacrifice every day to benefit their fellow man while risking their lives, and well-being of their own families.
I don't hate or envy celebrities, I just feel that this is injustice, and I'm sure many agree and have posed this question many times before.
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Entertainment brings in a shit ton of revenue, and those people are just getting their cut.
And if you think they're the ones making too much, you should see how big the piece of the pie is that the record companies/studios/sports owners are getting. They're the ones that are truly killing it2