Hollywood and Entertainment Industry, seem to be glamorous and fascinating but have you ever imagined what it might be hidden behind or what dangers might lies ahead?
Let’s take things from the very beginning; the majority of people, believe that celebrities live in a “fictional” world, where everything is “magical” and perfect, without having worry about anything. But, truth is that reality is different; every single day, celebrities must face the fabrications of gossip columnists, the infatuation of stalkers and tolerate paparazzi, who follow them everywhere, in order to capture “the moment”. And that’s not all…
In fact celebrities are in the public eyes and have to deal with mean people who gossip about them and give the wrong impression – even if the rumor is not true- the stigma remains. And honestly, this is not fair for them. Even when they want to speak the truth, sometimes they can’t find the words and the bravery/courage to do it, because it’s them against the world. It is an endless battle.
Rumors: Lies VS Truth
Rumors about celebrities are nothing new. Over the years, we have seen people “selling” a variety of lies about public figures. Sometimes, it is not a big deal, but other times, people can “spread” a fake rumor and say some really nasty things about a celebrity, and thus it can have a negative effect on their (public figures) life, health future and family.
“Common people” love to gossip about celebrities, because they get jealous about their success and want to harm them or make them feel vulnerable. These are the kind of people who don’t know how to care about others feelings and also is kind of the bad “source” hatred.
According to, some recent research, people who gossip the most have very high levels of anxiety, because they are insecure. But, the most hazardous part about gossiping is that it “steals” another person’s reputation which is very fragile and extremely valuable.
Seriously, the truth always comes out eventually, so you have to pay attention when you are going to “spread” a fake rumor.
Privacy of public figures
We are living in a celebrity obsessed world where everything about them is published but honestly, every individual has the right to privacy, especially when it comes to famous people. Indeed, they have no privacy. Every move they make receives a lot of public notice and attention. Whether a person is a so-called ‘common man’ or a celebrity, their privacy must be respected; It seems that we forget that celebrities are also HUMAN BEINGS -they have feelings and emotions too- try to be in their shoes; how do they feel when they are objectified every single time by the media, society and fans? It’s their life and personal choice, and we must respect that. They may have a “bigger” name but they are still humans. That is what people need to realize – that they don’t sign up for no privacy-. Just remember, they are PEOPLE like US
Magazines, tabloids, blogs and other forms of media, continually judge celebrities on their personalities, habits, bodies and so on. Reading, rude, insulting and nasty lies about one’s own self is a part and parcel of a celebrity’s daily routine.
From a layperson’s perspective, it’s like having a zillion people talk behind your back. Imagine how hard-hitting and harmful this would it be if a magazine talked about how fat you are or who you are dating this period.
– Some of the reasons why people criticize public figures on social media:
*People feel insecure and get jealous of the life of Celebs
*They are trying to get Celebs attention
*They are trying to bully or intimidate public figures, so they can feel powerful.
*People have different values and perspectives
*People are covering up hurt feelings with anger
*People who gossip say bad things to make themselves feel better by comparison
Ways to stop criticizing
Criticism is toxic so we should all find ways to stop it:
*Self-progress: You have to work on changing your own behavior and educating yourself. Then you should find effective ways to communicate.
*Think before you speak: If someone did something to get on your nerves, do you really need to point it out? Sometimes, it’s best to let small indiscretions go. Try taking a few deep breaths and leaving the room instead of criticizing.
*Try to understand: For this point, you will need to find a way to practice compassion towards the person you are judging. Try to find some way to excuse his/her behavior.
*Use “I” statements instead of “You” statements: Starting your criticism by using “you” can send the message that you are looking for an argument and put the other person on the defensive. Instead of leading with “you,” try to start yourself first by using “I”.
*The more you criticize, the more unhappy you’ll be: There’s something that it is called “Negativity bias”; it means that we all tend to look on the problems more than on the positive things. So, we should start focusing on the how to become happy and get confidence.
Summing up, we are all different, with our own opinions and identities. We will never going to agree on everything. But, always have in mind these two wise phrases/quotes and you will find the answer to your question: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all” and “Don’t judge anyone unless you’ve walked in their moccasins one moon.” Respect the dignity of all individuals. BE HUMAN. The rest is history…