Shame. Poor Robert Pattinson. His heart is broken after Kristen cheated on him. Apparently he’s even asked her move out of the Beverley Hills Mansion that they share and according to those in the know has no-one to talk to about his heartache. (Call me Rob!)
The heart bleeds. What is this thing that celebrities evoke more sympathy than normal people? Why do their personal lives mean so much to us?
There’s a chick on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_Qrt1k8qHo&feature=youtu.be
who has a complete melt-down about this issue, calling to mind the guy who had the tantrum about Britney after she shaved her head. Melodramatic much? Aren’t there bigger issues to publicly scream about?
When Brad left Jennifer (Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last ten years, you should know who I’m talking about!) there was a collective gasp of shock and horror. How could he? How could SHE? Angelina still hasn’t lived down the title of ‘home-wrecker’, never mind that Brad (reportedly) walked out on Jennifer.
He was similarly berated for his terrible behaviour, but come on, marriages break up all the time. What made theirs so special?
Jennifer Aniston has never been able to get over the ‘loss’. In almost every magazine she appears, almost every interview she gives, the topic invariably leads to Brad. Who CARES? She’s not the only woman this has happened to. Thousands, millions of woman every day face the loss of their husband to another woman.
Other women have to hold down full-time jobs, look after children and still have to get over the loss of a marriage. If they’re not special, then why is she?
Similarly, Katie Holmes. There are countless pics of her with her daughter on outings and Katie held up as a paragon of motherhood. Come on. Normal women also take their kids shopping, to the zoo, for ice-cream.
When Charlize adopted a baby, the world oohed and aahed over baby Jackson, until she had the temerity to pronounce herself a ‘single working mother’. Other single working mothers took offence to this statement, probably because they don’t have her bank balance or body. Did I say body? I meant to say string of nannies.
Charlize is single. She works and now she’s a mother. That makes her a single, working, mother. All because she’s not on the breadline or battling an ex for child-support does not change that fact.
We hold up celebrities to be perfect beings and then are let down when they behave like the rest of us. Before the advent of the gossip columnist, actors and actresses were judged on their body of work. Now they’re judged on their personality. Jennifer Aniston: Good. Angelina Jolie: Bad.
Notwithstanding that Angelina is arguably a better actress, ask anyone which they prefer, the answer will be the former and it has less do with her acting ability and more to do her perceived personality.
Gossip mags and columnists are admittedly hugely entertaining but one needs an open mind and a little perspective when reading them as the media certainly has a knack for over-dramatising the mundane.
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