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Am I the only one who doesn't buy into this 'celebrity'-obsessed culture we live in? Watch

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    DAMN SMILIES!!!! Ooops!
    Its meant ro read "Churchill : Saved"
    And "'The dog from the advert '"
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    (Original post by dd4483)
    I think magazines, newspapers and shows like the x factor are responsible for creating this illusion of 'celebrity' that so many young people aspire to these days.

    What's so great about being on the cover of The Sun/Closer/heat etc....is it really that much of an achievement?

    I doubt these so-called celebrities earn as much as we are led to believe...if it was that easy to amass such a fortune by singing a few songs, everyone would be rich. It seems to me that this whole concept of celebrity is based on lies, to try and make people envious and thus aspire to be like these celebrities.

    Talk to any group of teens these days - all the girls want to be cheryl tweedy or jordan, all the boys want to be david beckham. Why? Whatever happened to when people looked up to scientists, inventors and prominent government figures? The people who really make a difference in the world.

    And surely it is somewhat dangerous to label girls like cheryl tweedy as role models - soon enough, impressionable young girls will think its OK to beat people up, cover themselves in tattoos and leave school with no qualifications in the deluded comfort that they will 'make it' on some reality show. In my opinion, simon cowell is just using her as a poster-girl for the x factor, building this (warped) image of her as some sort of icon, to tell people "look, this could happen to you". I think its outrageous that someone like her is being paraded as an almost saint-like figure in the media. It's very dangerous indeed.

    We may not feel the effects of such dumbing-down of society now, but we may well do in years to come.
    sorry grandad
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    (Original post by stemo)
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    Totally agree. Lets aspire to be genuine heroes and not flimsy, semi-talented singers. I personally would pay the soldiers in the army £150,000 a week rather than some scumbag, wayne rooney, who plays football for an hour and a half once or twice a week, (supposedly) cheats on his pregnant wife and is praised for his passion for football (which all he does is slyly kick players and argue with officials). Every 11/12 year old child knows who Lady Gaga is but they don't know who Winston Churchill is. Is this right? Lady Gaga:sings about five catchy, overplayed songs. Churchillaved England from the jaws of Nazi Germany as well as assisting in their defeat. (I asked my brother, who's 13, who Churchill was and he replied "The dog from the advert") :yep:
    "Kids do the funniest things" 1, Education 0
    Morally, a bunch of pissed up squaddies on leave or whatever aren't necessarily that much better than Rooney. There's probably little difference between the personalities of the average footballer and the average soldier anyway. Also, whether you like it or not pretty much none of them could actually do what Rooney does, whereas pretty much anyone could be a soldier. Giving every soldier £150,000/week would bankrupt the country and would either come out of increased taxes or in place of say hospitals or something, which are actually more important than the army is these days. Football pretty much pays for itself, and it's own players' salaries.

    If Churchill saved us from the nazis last week then I bet more people would know about him, in 50 years he'll probably be better known than Lady Gaga, so get a bit of perspective.
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    I know, it disgusts me too.

    Nice to know there are some sane people out there like you (thank God).
    Sarcasm? What ever happened to your Bieber obsession crush?
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    How presumptuous.
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    Obviously not.
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    For my English GCSEs in the creative writing exam I wrote about how celebrities who get famous for nothing (like Paris Hilton) don't deserve it. I put the words "porn", "zzirGrizz" and "no-scope" in it and i got A*. I do agree with you about it though. What is so good about all these celebrities? Why do people give a sh1t?

    Because they don't have anything better to do other than involve themselves in other people's lives. Take Facebook whoring as a prime example. At the end of the day, there's no point in Facebook. It's amazing what people will do to waste time, and yet complain how they don't have time for anything.
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    (Original post by MC REN)
    Morally, a bunch of pissed up squaddies on leave or whatever aren't necessarily that much better than Rooney. There's probably little difference between the personalities of the average footballer and the average soldier anyway. Also, whether you like it or not pretty much none of them could actually do what Rooney does, whereas pretty much anyone could be a soldier. Giving every soldier £150,000/week would bankrupt the country and would either come out of increased taxes or in place of say hospitals or something, which are actually more important than the army is these days. Football pretty much pays for itself, and it's own players' salaries.

    If Churchill saved us from the nazis last week then I bet more people would know about him, in 50 years he'll probably be better known than Lady Gaga, so get a bit of perspective.
    Let me ask you this though, would footballers be prepared to die for the belief of the country? I bet there are some quality footballers in the army but they maybe chose to join the army, and what chance would a 18 year old get in football? Alex Ferguson spends £7mill on Bebe, a 20 year old portugese striker, based on ONE scouts opinion. He could've got an english, or even someone living in england, for free and on less wages. But thats of topic. Granted, your point on Churchill is that he is a national figure, but look at celebrities like Elvis. He was talented but he's still, very much, remebered, partly due to his un-timely death. And how many people know what Churchill's job was? I know it, but I bet theres plenty of people who don't. Also my perspective is accurate. Michael Jackson will be popular in 50 years, I'll even bet that, in 50 years, the youngsters of today will name countless rappers, R 'n' B singers, rock bands, etc but will only remember PMs like Tony Blair and Gordon Brown because of the bad they have done.
    Sorry a bit long. Anyway please don't be annoyed by this, I'm only expressing my opinion, and I'm grateful to hear yours.
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    all people into celebrities should get a mandatory lobotomy.
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    (Original post by Chumbaniya)
    Yes, you are the ONLY one. You are a unique snowflake.
    An eloquent put-down. Made me giggle. :teehee:
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    all people into celebrities should get a mandatory lobotomy.
    They are probably already lacking part of their brain, it would explain a lot.
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    There was a good quote in the paper about Cheryl Cole shame I threw it away. It was something like we attach all sorts of qualities and talents to her that don't actually exist.

    Too many artists today have such ****** voices compared to others yet make it because of insane advertising/promotions and the wonders modern technology can do for a voice :rolleyes:

    And then you get people like Paris Hilton/Katie Price lmao...

    My biggest gripe is with Lady Gaga. She's not quirky or different she's just flat out ******* weird. A couple of catchy songs and now she has some sort of mongoloid cult following hell bent on looking as retarded as possible.
 
 
 
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