All The News Unfit To Print

 

7795300014_compAlright, I confess. I read way too much celebrity gossip. While reading any amount at all could fall into the category of “too much,” I admit that I read enough to be able to hold my own in any discussion on the latest scandals, hook ups and split ups of well known people I have never met.

I certainly could do worse things than keep up with senseless gossip, like sleep with the nanny while married, fondle young children, get arrested while intoxicated, or simply pour myself into a sheer dress six sizes too small, wear a pound of makeup and strut around town acting like I’m all that and a bag of chips too! Yes, the celebs do interest me, but sometimes I just skim the article and read the comments. Let me be clear on this one; I never, ever comment.

The commenters are a slice of human life that I find mind boggling. They either type on smart phones and don’t read through it before pressing enter, or they are not the most literate bunch you will meet. Probably both. Most comments are riddled with typos, poor grammar, and misuse of words. They almost always mess up the “you’re and your” situation, and fight with one another like they are the Real Housewives of some trailor park community. They go back and forth as if they have all the time in the world to argue over the most inane things. They viciously attack other commenters, and the website they are on for posting such drivel. That is always the most amazing part. They take time out of their “busy” days to not only dish up parenting advice for Kim “Kartrashian” as they call her, or her mother PMK (Pimp Mama Kris), they also spend time telling Perez Hilton how much they hate him, his sexual orientation and his website, or insisting that websites stop printing articles about “these people”.

Radar Online itself is no better. It is likely written by a middle schooler with an attention deficit disorder. The grammar is horrendous, and the facts are often a little mixed up. Jennifer Aniston honeymooned in Bora Bora and Keeping Up With The Kardashians was filming in St. Barts, but they both are exotic beach locales starting with the letter B, so WTF, right? They write big lead ins such as “all the intimate details of blah, blah, blah, and then don’t actually have any details to share.

It is one thing to voyeristically enjoy a dishing the dirt a bit, and another to go online and publically attack strangers by sharing bigoted comments that nobody really wants to know about. I am facinated by what makes these people tick, and what their lives are like that prompts them to be so verbose and opinionated, as well as have the time on their hands to troll these sites all day.

Do you like celebrity gossip? Where do you draw the line?

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