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celebrities who are messed up would have been messed up as normal people too
12 33%
being famous and in the spotlight all the time messed them up
24 67%
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#1
Is it just me or does becoming famous really mess up anyone who doesn't have the will power of a Zen buddhist monk?

And no, I'm not only talking about nut cases like Lindsay Lohan and Britney, but reading through gossip papers and watching interviews really makes me think.

Is being famous really all it's cracked up to be? Are musicians who try to stay out of the spotlight really the wisest ones of all? (Tool comes to mind, who, before there latest album, rarely did interviews and hardly anyone even knew what they looked like)
#2
are messed up normal people messed up because they aren't celebrities? Or would they be messed up even if they were celebrities?
#3
^^thats just messed up.
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#4
its not the celebrities its the press, when they see a celebrity doing something outrageous they make it a huge deal. there are millions of people who do outrageous stuff no one really gives a shit about them. they might get in the newspaper but no one will talk about them after a week. celebrities are normal people its just they are rich and get alot of attention.
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#5
it depends on the person, some people would have been crazy normal people, some people where driven crazy by fame.
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#6
does anyone think this is messed up or is this thread just messed because I was messed up last night after I found my room messed up by my messy roommate?
#7
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does anyone think this is messed up or is this thread just messed because I was messed up last night after I found my room messed up by my messy roommate?

Dude! that is totally MESSED UP!
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#8
Its actually more of an ever increasing feedback cycle. Celebrities are told they are special, so they think they are, then they do ridiculous things because they think they are above the norm. Then people pay more attention (all publicity is good publicity) so they think, wow I AM above the law so they act out even more. Some celebrities are real, and decent people, but thats because they had healthy outlooks BEFORE getting famous. Many of the acting out celebrities become Narcissists (in the DSM IV kind of way) in a combination of ****ed up parenting (either too little parenting or too much"you're better than everyone" syndrome) and then positive feedback(as in ANY feedback) caused by their fame.
#10
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Dude! that is totally MESSED UP!



I just realised I myself am abit messy. These skidmarks are messed up and let me say one thing about that messed up habit called "Commando". I won't be doing it again.
#11
When your in the spot light they pick out all of your flaws and make them huge.

Pete Doherty for example, the tabloids act like hes the only musician who's done heroin, lots of other musicians did and do heroin and he gets so much shit for it.

I mean Hendrix and Clapton did heroin and they weren't referred to as junkies all the time.
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When your in the spot light they pick out all of your flaws and make them huge.

Pete Doherty for example, the tabloids act like hes the only musician who's done heroin, lots of other musicians did and do heroin and he gets so much shit for it.


Yeah this is true, but there are some genuinely batshit insane celbs. Like Michael Jackson and Tom Cruise.
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#13
I think fame makes you crazy after a while. Having so much money that you don't know what to do with it just makes you lose touch with reality. Or it creates a different reality to what the rest of us have. More often than not, that's a bad thing.

Sure, they may have been messed up even if they hadn't gotten rich and famous, but having that money gives you more opportunities and resources to do things that get you into trouble, eg. being able to afford drugs more easily.
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#15
they are attention seeking bitches. there are plenty of VERY FAMOUS people who stay out of the spotlight. you don't see Denzel Washington, Edward Norton, or Jamie Fox on the front page or any page for that matter, of celebrity gossip magazines. okay maybe once or twice but that's about it.
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#16
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Michael Jackson's dad ****ed him up. End of story.
The guy never even had a chance.


yeah from what I've heard/read/seen that's pretty much true, but I don't think being famous helped much.
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#17
everybody is ****in insane! Ask Freud. The entertainment press just displays, over analyzes, and drives people's insanity.
#18
Nah, the reason they got so big is the reason they're famous

I don't even know him yet I'm showing him more respect than some people I've known my entire life, simply because of the fact that hes older than me by a few decades. This man could be the biggest Douche in the entire city, yet I wouldn't know because I would see him once, possibly twice for the rest of my life, even the next time I saw him, I probably wouldn't notice that I'd seen him before in my life, unless he had something unusual that marked him out from the rest of the faceless people wandering the face of the earth, not wanting to achieve anything except stand out in society, yet they would want to be normal, and be part of society, defeating the entire purpose of striving to be unique. Me and this man could be exactly alike in so many ways, yet I will still know more about what happened in the latest celebrity news, than this man, who could be my lifelong friend until he died in which I would mourn him, for the simple fact that I knew him, for yet the next man on this bus could be exactly like this man, and we could also have millions of attributes in common, yet I would not mourn him when he died, for I would not know him, which is in itself selfish, yet if one were to mourn everyone that died on the planet, they would be permanently wracked with grief and such a life would be so painful, one may almost prefer death. When one is permanently wracked with grief they would not be able to live their life either, which may be exactly the point of having a life. But I believe there is no meaning to life, rather that life was merely a set of coincidences, which eventually turned into humans starting to destroy the only known life in the entire universe, which may also not be the case, there may be super advanced life forms, there may be life forms just on the verge of their evolutionary dawn, for if there were super advanced life forms, why would they establish contact with humans, who's natural first instinct would be to bomb the living hell out of any Extra Terrestrial contact. No-one would ever even know about any of these thoughts I'm having, which is the saddest part, in 100 years no-one will be any the wiser as to who I am, hell this guy behind me probably doesn't give a toss about me, I might as well just think normal thoughts – Whoa, did that Cat have a Mole on it?

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