Adam Lovejoy writes from London: Have you ever wondered why is it that all those celebrities – and I mean here all sorts of actors and actresses and pop acts and comedians and models and people famous for no specific reason – who crave public attention and like to live in the spotlight a lot – are mostly, if not solely, known for their ‘notoriety’ that involves sex, booze and dope? Because about 99 per cent of them are only known for these sorts of recreational activities and nothing else. You only have to look up their biographies or ghost-written autobiographies to find out that the pivotal moments of their life were about getting loaded or stoned or having lots of one-night stands and pointless relationships.
The thing about celebs generally is that they are not very bright. Thick actually. The only dream they have in life is to make as much money as possible, without putting any effort into it. Most of them are inarticulate, badly educated, if at all, prone to having a very high opinion of themselves – the clearest sign of stupidity – and adored and worshipped by people who lead sad pathetic lives and think that following celebs is cool and makes them part of something ‘big’. Even though celebrities as a tribe have nothing to offer to anyone and are mostly plugging themselves or some junk that the retail trade wants moved as quickly as possible.
So the only way celebrities can get themselves noticed is to become hell-raisers and drink till they fall, in public of course, or confess to a drug problem or addiction to sex, appearing with different partners and staging scenes with them. Their agents tend to spread rumours about their clients going on drinking sprees, taking dope and having orgies. It came to a point when so many of these celebrities were coming up with such ridiculous stories about themselves that cops stopped paying any attention, simply because 90 per cent of this s..t, if you pardon the expression, was just made up. In fact, a lot of these mummy’s boys and girls, like Russell Brand and Britney Spears, would not be able to hold their drink and have never seen any real dope. Not to mention that they’ve never been laid properly in their lives and all their stories come from stupid Hollywood steamy movies or pornos that are about as close to the real thing as Charlie Sheen or Halle Barry’s efforts are to proper acting.
Pop acts are notorious for making up wild stories about their hellrasing ways. Having no real talent and putting out s..tty songs and albums, they need to boost their image by tales of wild partying, with dope and rivers of booze thrown in. Mind you, some of these nonentities actually get into the swing of things and end up looking like zombies, like that Brian Wilson of the hugely overrated band Beach Boys or Keith Richards of the similarly overrated Rolling Stones. But most of them last well into their pension age, which prompts the question: how come, guys, you don’t look all that bad, all things considered? How is it that you abused your systems and yet got away with it?
The thing is that most pop acts, just like most other celebs, invent stories about their bad old ways simply because they have got nothing else to offer to make themselves look even remotely interesting. These sad pathetic people had all the money in the world to make something worthwhile out of their lives but as they are bland, thick and boring they have to stick to the old routine of coming across as ‘notorious’. They know perfectly well, by the way, that they are seducing millions of youngsters to follow in their steps for real and experiment with booze, dope and casual sex. And paying the price for that.
That is why I say to all you young people out there: don’t buy all that notoriety that celebs plug. And don’t buy any of the stuff they produce or advertise. Punish the creeps for the damage they’ve done to so many people.