Ben Delicious reports from London: You know what you should do if you want to really p..s off all those annoying celebs? You should respect their right for privacy. Yep, that’s what you should. In fact, you should demand that people leave celebs alone, to let them get on with their miserable lives, without being pestered by their fans and the paparazzi and the scribblers. And in no time you’d see the creeps begging for mercy, offering anyone who would be interested their most intimate secrets.
Celebs like to bang on about their privacy and how they cherish it, even though they would do anything for publicity when it suits them. The proof is in all those tabloids and celebrity gossip mags that get alerted every time some brain dead model or actor or pop star or any other ‘famous personality’ leave their homes, to get snappers catching them ‘off guard’, in tonnes of makes up and in the latest designer wear, if they are chicks, or with some bimbo in their arms, if they are guys. Or, if they feel they don’t get the same attention as they used to do, they tend to attack snappers who wait patiently for them, to get into the news on the notoriety ticket. Yes, celebs parade themselves to keep their public profiles alive, because that’s what makes them attractive for advertisers. And celebs, so that you know, exist for the sole purpose of plugging stuff. There’s nothing else to them, nothing at all.
But these very same people, who would gladly sell their parents or children into slavery, if it gets them publicity, get all secretive and emotional when caught stoned or loaded, shagging out of wedlock or doing other stuff that’s not supposed to be in the public domain. And then they start screaming about their precious privacy and even call in the lawyers and threaten everyone with law suits.
Which brings us rather nicely to the current phone hacking trial at the Old Bailey where former editors and hacks of the now defunct News of the World (NOTW) are having a hard time explaining how they tapped into the phones of all sorts of celebrities to get a juicy story about them. To listen to some morons, this is a huge scandal that dwarfs the revelations about the US National Security Agency spying on millions of people across the world. Celebs, who are mentioned at the trial, enjoy the free publicity, while wearing a cloak of victimhood, and the ones whose names have not come up at the trial are livid that they were not considered important enough to be eavesdropped on. (Several big names from the world of entertainments and royalty are even considering suing Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, two former editors of NOTW who are standing trial, for gross disinterest and slander.)
So here’s the deal: let’s all respect celebrities’ right for privacy. Let’s stop reading all that endless trash about them and let them carry on with their lives. No more buying of celebrity gossip mags, no more showing of any interest in what they’re up to. If you bump into any of them on the street, look the other way. Hear a rumour about one of them, refuse to pass it on.
It’s privacy, it has to be respected. Celebs deserve to have more times to themselves.
Let’s see how these parasites like it.