Celebrity Worship

It’s becoming problematic. The obsession and total preoccupation we have with celebrities is problematic, as evidenced by the number of young girls who, while watching the Grammys, stated that they would allow Chris Brown to beat them. I’ve always been concerned with how forgiving we become of a person just because they have special talent or are in the public eye. We ten to accept things from celebrities that we wouldn’t accept, even from family members. I wonder if it will ever come to affect our interpersonal relationships. Could our willingness to accept and forgive (and in some cases hope for) Chris Brown’s physical abuse, R. Kelly’s alleged sexual abuse or even Whitney Houston’s drug abuse ever degenerate into accepting those things in our personal lives?

Where did it go wrong? When did we forget that celebrity does not free a person to do whatever the hell they want?