Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Celebrity distractions and the real world

I've been trying to decide whether Kim Kardashian and Kanye West dating/screwing/having dinner in the same restaurant is actually news, (well I'm never getting those 30 seconds back am I?) Nope, it isn't and I don't give a stuff.

Is anyone else mightily sick of the shallowness of the world at the moment, I know I am. Let's be honest here, we aren't exactly swimming in rainbows and pissing glitter at the moment, Everywhere you look there is blood being spilled, people losing their homes and hunger across the world. (Christ I'm depressing myself here)

And yet we are being drip-fed bloody Kardashians, pictures of sproglets of the pairing of Z-list celebs and Twitter spats of the rich and famous.

I've seen puddles with more depth than some of the articles I have read lately.

Do I really need to ponder on how big the arse (and head) will be on the sprogladite of a Kardashian/West merger? I think not? (although you know they will both be huge right)

Do I want to know which member of Made In Chelsea is the next big brand ambassador? Probably not

Do I even CARE about One Direction breaking America? Why no, No I don't.


So what is it with all the shallowness lately when the world is going to hell in a handbasket?

We can't care about the world that little can we?


Or is it deeper than that? Are we using trash TV, magazines and Z-list celebrities to distract us from the world and all its problems?

Sticking our head in the veritable sandpit of cheap Zelebrities to avoid dealing with what is happening here.

It's much easier to deal with the celebrities losing their shit during twitter spats than people losing their homes and lives.

Looking at people wearing pretty dresses is easier than looking down at your own clothes that you can't afford to replace.

and reading about famous people and their weight loss certainly distracts from the possibility of the loss of the NHS doesn't it.

It isn't right, but part of me does understand it. If the little things can help ease peoples worries, if only for a minute, why should anyone, (including me) sneer?


But in between these trashy articles, lets take the time to think about what's going on in our world and how we can change it. (even if it is only by ignoring One Direction until they finally get the message-Prepares for more death threats)

How do YOU make a difference?


Let me know


Big Fashionista x x
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6 comments

  1. Jesus. That's a *big* question. How do I make a difference? I'll have to give it some thought and get back to you.

    I can't stand the shallow detritus surrounding us right now. Not the magazines, not the tv programmes, not the manufactured pop music.

    Maybe that's why we are all turning to blogging, for more interesting and engaging conversations. As an alternative to the dumbed down mass media.

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  2. I try and make a difference by writing about complicated things in a simple digestable way for the general public to 'get' I use my blog as place for people to hopefully go and read about things that they didn't understand can be understood. I help people do things they though they couldnt do. I remind them that the accepted thinking of society is not always correct. The status quo does not have to be so. Thats what I do. I also try and make people laugh and be funnier than Jimmy Carr at least once a day.

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  3. I couldn't give a flying wotsit about 99.99% of "celeb" news. I'm more interested in actually knowing what is going on in the world.
    I view todays news media as a modern day version of the old Roman Circus, give the populace something to jeer, sneer, cheer and laugh at and they will ignore the actual problems around them. Pretty sickening to be perfectly honest.

    As to how do I make a difference, that I'm not too sure about apart from my (mostly) failed attempts to educate people that think the Sun is the bible of all news (yes I did work with a woman like that).
    I explain to my son and daughter what the world news means and how it impacts them as well as everyone else, so they at least have a clue as to what's going on, then they tell their friends and so on. So I think a I might help a tiny bit. I can but hope so anyway.

    xo

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  4. My boyfriend had this rant yesterday about the prostitute that slept with Wayne Rooney selling her story about Mario Balotelli, he was like "HOW IS THIS NEWS? WHY DO PEOPLE WANT TO READ THIS GARBAGE?" Bless!

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  5. Preach!

    I try to make a difference by tweeting, getting my views and unheard voices of many across. I'm very passionate about current affairs and being a Somali, my own country is one of those places where blood is spilling (for more than 20 years now) therefore I feel that I have a duty to tell the world. I tweet, write and campaign for these people who don't have food to eat, have to choose which of their children will get a meal and how they're going to survive the next bomb. So many people think I'm just a lunatic but I'm not.

    So sad to know that people would tolerate me more if I talked about Kim Kardashian and her 'hot' shoe than the current situation in Syria or the affects of the earthquake in Haiti. Sad.

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  6. As someone who watches BBC news channel pretty much all the time I'm not sure I'm qualified to answer this. I don't read celeb stuff as it just bores me at best or infuriates me at worst. Like when Dennis Waterman said that his then wife Rula Lenska was asking to be hit. I tend to use my twitter to post awareness of issues I think are important: mainly about Women's issues and general equality and political concerns like the destruction of the NHS. So I use it to raise awareness and highlight voluntary sector organisations and initiatives like Give And Make Up and take part in donation drives etc.

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