Personally, I’m getting tired of hearing about the financial, marital and addiction problems of the celebrities. Everyone has problems and I don’t understand the fascination with the downfall of successful people. Yes, every day problems make these pedestal sitting humans, well more human. However, the constant bombardment of the news channels and gossip magazines with their “failures” is tiresome. Isn’t there something more pressing than who is sleeping with who, or who has fallen back on their mortgage payments and certainly more urgent than who slugged a whole bottle of vodka at what event?
I have to admit that I’m guilty of reading some of these stories. But I do feel that some of these news worthy stories can be damaging to others, such as the spouses, children, or other family members. No one likes to see their loved ones dragged through the mud, much less have to answer the questions of inquiring minds.
And yes, the argument that they brought celebrity status upon themselves can be used. But there still should be some modicum of privacy.