...But I'd like to know what people think, even if it isn't art related.
Why do people hate celebrities?
Here's my opinion: Hate is possibly the strongest emotion you can feel towards someone. I actually don't hate anyone. I dislike a lot of people, but no one has ever done anything to warrant my hatred. And I'm talking about people I KNOW. People that I've PHYSICALLY MET AND INTERACTED WITH.
How can you hate someone you've never met, and probably never will meet?
Sure, some celebrities can do things that are a bit dickish - but does that make them a bad person? Doesn't it warrant the hatred of thousands and thousands of people? Nearly all of what the media writes about them is misquoted rubbish, anyway.
The most I can say about a celebrity is 'I think if I met them in person, I probably wouldn't like them'. Though I can honestly say I dislike a celebrity if they're caught on camera saying something discriminating and/or inarguably offensive. Like, Beth Ditto (lead singer from the band 'Gossip') said 'it's all right to shop lift' and she 'does it all the time' during a television interview. I thought that was a real dickish thing to say because she has so many younger fans who would be influenced by that. I disliked her from then on, but I don't hate her.
And just because someone you've never met and only see on tv 'annoys' you, does that mean it's okay to spam hatred about them all over website?
I'm not just talking about Justin Beiber and Gaga, though they're the primary focus of mass hatred. I was talking to someone the other day about Cheryl Cole and they said 'God I hate her, I wish she'd just go and die'. Ouch. Harsh much?
Obviously, I'm not gonna go crazy at you if you're one of the masses who feels that way about celebrities. I'd just like to know the reasons why! Feel free to discuss
Share your thoughts!