Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I Feel A Rant Coming On

This week I've seen footage from two big events: the Kentucky Derby and the White House Correspondents' Dinner. What do they have in common? Celebrities! I am so sick and tired of celebrities showing up everywhere.

The Kentucky Derby is a tradition about horse racing. Now they have a "red carpet" for all the celebrities. They take up all the room, spend all the money, and get all the attention.

The White House Correspondents' Dinner. What is the purpose of it anyway? It's become another "red carpet" event. Celebrities showing off again. What on Earth do the likes of Kim Kardashian and Pamela Anderson have to do with the White House? Why do they belong there? Why don't they have a lottery and get some "everyday" people in there?

Why do celebrities get to gobble up all the tickets to all the important events? The rest of us are delegated to the role of observers. Everywhere you look... in the front row at sporting events, at the premieres of everything, at all events that a lot of people would love to attend. Celebrities on the best beaches, in the best restaurants, spending their money on extravagant houses and clothing and jewelry while families struggle to feed their children. I wish they would all just fade into obscurity.


Natalie said...

A worthy rant.
You are so right.
$elebrity = feh

rachel said...

Comfort yourself with the thought that there is a high price to pay for celebrity - total loss of privacy, endless mindless garbage being written about you, constant anxiety about your face, figure, clothes, popularity..... better to be a small and barely visible ordinary person, even if it means you don't get the best seats at the Kentucky Derby.....

(I think I've missed your point here; perhaps I should just have said "Good rant!")

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Very true. I don't understand our American hang up with celebrity. And what is so sad is that if you ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, an awful lot of them just say famous.
A red carpet for celebs at the Kentucky Derby? What? How does that make sense?

Mountain Thyme said...

You are so right, right, right. I would like one of those egotistical, dumb, publicity seeking dorks to say that they would give up all that unearned attention and rather have one of the guys or girls in Iraq or
Afghanistan come home for the weekend and take their place at one of these events. Don't hold your breath that that would ever happen!