Inb4 'Kim kardashian'
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Americans who think Ricky Gervais is funny and shove him into films to be the token Brit. Because he isn't funny. At all.2
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Frankly I think celebrities in general are overrated. Just because you like someone on a TV show or in a movie or some of their songs doesn't mean anything about them beyond that means crap.
When I listen to Phil Collins I want to hear him sing, maybe crack a few jokes (he actually displayed a decent sense of humor on a video I have of a Genesis concert at Wembly). I don't care about anything else.
He's one of the few I respect because he seems to realize that writing some songs people like doesn't mean his views on politics or religion or neck ties vs. bow ties are any more valuable than the views of the people who listen to him.
I love Mumford and Sons, but I couldn't care less who Marcus Mumford would vote for if he were a US citizen. I'm not saving up for a Sleep Number bed because Rush Limbaugh use to advertise them, I'm saving up for one because my parents have one that I tried out for a quick nap and I liked it.
Basically people should just watch celebrities do whatever it is they do, act, sing, etc. (and the whole "famous for being famous" thing that Paris Hilton and the Kardashians and pretty much anyone on the Big Brother type shows rode to fame shouldn't even be a thing), and when they're not watching them on a show or movie or listening to their music just forget about them.
There are two things that disturb me. The first, and biggest, is that there are people who will tune into TMZ and Entertainment Tonight religiously to find out what time Kanye West had his daily bowel movement, but they couldn't care less about what the people who make policies that effect them and everyone else are working on.
The second is that there are people out there who will probably be swayed this election cycle by little more than celebrity endorsements. They don't care about the policies. "Madonna and Katy Perry are appearing in Clinton ad campaigns? That's good enough for me!" Those same people would vote for Trump for that reason if they campaigned for Trump.
In fact, I even know people who don't know a thing about Clinton or Trump but they've made up their mind to vote for Trump. Not because of the R next to his name on the ballot, but because they liked The Apprentice.
I don't know if celebrity obsession is the cause of or a symptom of society's collective dumbing down, but something needs to be done about it.0