Saturday, March 2, 2013

How Faux Celebrities Have Dampened by Trip to the Hair Salon

How Faux Celebrities Have Dampened by Trip to the Hair Salon

While I never actually buy tabloid style magazines such as People, OK or US, I’ve always enjoyed the guilty pleasure of reading them at a doctor’s office or the hair salon. I relish the time while my chemicals are processing to read about the latest celebrity gossip, see who wore what to which event, or decide who wore it better.

But recently these magazines have focused on what I call faux celebrities; and I really have no interest in the Kardashians, Teen Mom, Kate Gosselin,  Paris Hilton or that girl she made The Simple Life with, or whoever is on The Bachelor or those other reality shows. I mean, I’m the kind of woman who refuses to even consider buying a fragrance, handbag, shoes or clothing item with a logo from a pseudo real celebrity like J Lo, Sarah Jessica Parker or even Elizabeth Taylor. Nope, nada, no way, not gonna do it, wouldn’t be prudent.  I refuse to contribute to the bottom line of somebody who thinks so highly of him or herself they want to market a product with their names on it for cash and publicity.  It you want to earn a buck, act in a move or TV show,  make a record, perform an amazing athletic fete, write a book or a play or music, create something artistic. 

The pervasiveness of faux celebrities has taken over the tabloid media. Ho hum! And really, isn’t everybody fatigues with Jennifer Aniston’s love life?

So, I’ve given up the ghost and started taking my Kindle to the salon. At least I can enjoy literary mind candy. But I do miss indulging in the latest on George Clooney or Daniel Craig or Julia Roberts or Reese Witherspoon or any real celebrity. It is mindless, entertaining and amusing to see adults behaving badly.

I’m sure it will only get worse. I understand TLC is debuting a show about a trailer park. No doubt, the inhabitants of the trailer park and the gypsy sisters who apparently hang out at the Martinsburg, WV mall just 20 minutes way, will be the next faux celebrities to enjoy 15 minutes of fame. But I don’t want to read about them.

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