Are celebrities the new gods?

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Lady Comstock
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The comparisons are striking:

Their beauty is marvelled and admired (see most tabloids talking about how celebrities look, what they are wearing).

They are worshipped and exalted (see tabloids, fan sites, fans queuing to get a glimpse celebrities).

They are distant people who you can only look at in pictures or hear about in tales (applies to celebrities).

They live in a fantastical place that is off-limits to mortals (most celebrities live in glitzy gated communities in Hollywood).

Tales prevail about their exploits, particularly their lustfulness and their rage (again, most tabloids will print stories about these things).

They consume the nectar of the gods (a lot of celebrities engage in drug-taking that normal people can in no way afford/have access to).

Tales are made of their relationships and affairs with mortals and other gods (self-explanatory).

This thread is a bit tongue-in-cheek, granted, but you have to admit that this has followed a similar progression: the gods of ancient times -> medieval and later royals up until the mid 20th century -> the celebrities. All treated/worshipped in a similar way.
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Only people with boring lives worship them tbh. I hardly even watch TV let alone follow celebrities lol.
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Only people with boring lives worship them tbh. I hardly even watch TV let alone follow celebrities lol. - ChickenMadness, 17/05/14, 01:52
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That chicken guy is one crazy mother****er.
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(Original post by silver arrows)
only people with boring lives worship them tbh. I hardly even watch tv let alone follow celebrities lol. - chickenmadness, 17/05/14, 01:52
yeah can u not ruin ma thread with such errant distractions????
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Little boy got a hot rod.
Thinks it makes him some kind of new God.
Well this is one race he won't win.
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(Original post by Smashthemirror)
Little boy got a hot rod.
Thinks it makes him some kind of new God.
Well this is one race he won't win.
That sounds like the start of a horror movie.
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Kanye west seems to think he is
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(Original post by Silver Arrows)
Only people with boring lives worship them tbh. I hardly even watch TV let alone follow celebrities lol. - ChickenMadness, 17/05/14, 01:52
17/05/2014 02:04
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Anyone who calls a celeb their 'idol' is just stupid.
Very fuxking stupid.
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parlez-vous franse? your comparison would be an accurate one if the tabloids were not full of disrespectful comments about celebrities in question. half of them are on the 'nectar of the gods' because they can't cope with paparazzi at their doors 24/7 trying to get ~no make-up~ pics.

trite tosh
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(Original post by ssupernova)
Kanye west seems to think he is
kanye west is mentally ill--leave him alone.
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(Original post by dire wolf)
kanye west is mentally ill--leave him alone.
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Yes. They made us.
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