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Taking The High Road

August 1, 2016

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Lately, it seems like people are going out of their way to use their notoriety to hurt others. Celebrity feuds on social media are so prevalent right now, with everyone publicly airing one another’s dirty laundry. It only takes 140 characters to assasinate one’s character these days.

We are also in an election cycle, so the nasty-grams seem to be magnified tenfold right now.

Politically speaking, I am not interested in hearing why I shouldn’t vote for your opponent. Don’t fill my newsfeed with reasons why they aren’t the right choice. Instead, tell me why you are the better option. Tell me about your skills, your passion and compassion, and your brilliant ideas to make the world a better place. We are bombarded with slanderous comments, onerous fact checking, and then dispute over those facts if they don’t suit our personal viewpoint.

All this comes on the heels of Kim Kardashian posting an authorized recording of Taylor Swift telling Kanye West that the lyrics he wrote about her in his then yet released song “Famous” are fine to use, after she publicly took offense to them when the song was released. Since, the Twitter-verse has explosively taken sides, even starting a hashtag inviting readers to the #taylorswiftisoverparty. Why would we, or anyone else for that matter, want to celebrate someone else’s demise?

Even a week later, the war rages on, with other celebs joining the fray and continuing to perpetuate the onslaught. Perhaps Ms. Swift did give her ok for Kanye to proclaim “ I made that bitch famous,” or perhaps she didn’t. It still doesn’t make it acceptable to drag her through the mud and make her walk on hot coals for the rest of her life. The joy people are taking in seeing someone with a flawless track record fall from grace is appalling. We no longer think about her talent, her music or her quiet philanthropy. Yet we dwell on her failed relationships and on a conversation recorded without consent (illegal in the state of California BTW,) that we have no right to be hearing at all.

When did we become a society whose personal value is based on the inferiority of others? When did someone else’s pain become a key source of our pleasure? Have we come to a place where we can’t accept culpability for our actions, and need to take down others to boost ourselves up?
I am quickly losing respect for politicians, celebrities and anyone else who needs to publicly bash others in a childish plea for attention.

As someone for whom I hold great respect recently said, “ When they go low, we go high.

Let’s take that advice to heart, and try to take the high road in our interactions for awhile and see how that goes. Who’s with me?

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All The News Unfit To Print

September 2, 2015

 

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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