10 Reasons Why Being Famous Isn't All That Great
Is Fame All It's Set out to Be?
Everyone thinks that being famous is awesome, but when I think about it, I just don’t get it.
Sure, you might get rich and might not have to worry about paying your bills anymore, but like P Diddy used to say in the Puff Daddy days, “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems.” No amount of money in the world would make me want to give up my privacy.
Of course there are many other perks to being a celebrity, but are any of them really worth it? Here's why I think it sucks being a celebrity…
You can’t get a break, ever. I can’t imagine wanting to go shopping or grab a coffee and having to worry about people running after me to take pictures.
I have a friend who works in Manhattan at a high-end fashion retail store where famous people go all the time. Rihanna went recently, and she was wearing a skirt and a short shirt. She told the sales associates she felt suddenly uncomfortable in what she was wearing because there was a guy outside trying to snap pictures of her, so they gave her a sweater to put on. She thanked them, and she was very nice, but doesn’t that suck? She could buy whatever she wants, but I’d rather have my privacy.
What about all these magazines we see with photos of famous women getting out of a car and their crotches are showing? I WOULD DIE if someone put a picture like that of me so everyone could see. This type of situation could easily happen to anyone, if you're wearing a skirt and the wind blows or whatever.
2. No Private Life
Your life is not only yours anymore. It’s everybody’s, apparently.
Look at happened with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Funny because I’m not one to read up on celebs, but I see it everywhere. It’s actually annoying, and frankly, I could give a rat’s ass if they stayed together or got divorced, but it seems like everyone in the world is infatuated with this news. And their poor daughter, who is young and doesn’t understand why the whole world is talking about her mommy and daddy separating.That’s sad to me. I wouldn’t want to bring a child into this world for everyone to see.
3. Celebrity Can Make You or Break You
Some famous people do very well with the attention, and even use it for good by helping out the disadvantaged or drawing attention to causes and charities or adopting a child from a 3rd world country.
Others, though, fall into drugs, make stupid decisions with their money, pull self-destructive antics, and do all kinds of dumb stuff that only prove that they don't deserve any attention.
People love to start rumors about celebrities. Sometimes it is not a big deal, but sometimes people can say some really nasty things about you and it can have a negative affect on your life, your future, and your family.
5. Public Fights with Other Famous People
Look at Drake and Chris Brown supposedly fighting over Rihanna. I’m not sure what happened and frankly I don’t care, but it seemed to be over a woman. Imagine being famous and having to be around people you don’t want to be around, but you have to be there. That sucks. I wouldn’t want to deal with that.
6. Traveling All the Time
Celebrities tend to have to be away from friends and family for long periods of time. I would think it’s a lonely world for a celebrity.
Most of us know about Whitney Houston’s stalkers— one of them was harassing her, calling her offices, sending her flowers, claiming to be her brother—who ended up getting arrested for possession of weapons. Imagine what could have happened if her team hadn’t noticed he was suspicious. Also Selena, one of the best-selling Latin stars of the 90s, was murdered at the young age of 23 by the president of her fan club who was also her so-called “friend.”
Being famous means you have to watch your back.
8. You're Always Playing a Part
I don’t think I have to name names here, but I will: Kim Kardashian = retarded, Kanye West = moron, Tara Reid = trashy, Lyndsay Lohan = screw up. You get my drift.
9. Trust Issues: People Use You
You don’t know who your real friends are. You don’t know who to trust, or who’s going to be the next one to reach out to the gossip magazines and spill your beans. You don’t even know who your real lover is.
10. You Can't Mess Up
Fame is fickle. If you mess up, your fans may lose respect for you in a heartbeat, you may not get the roles you want anymore, and others can replace you. Don't make the mistake of believing your fame is the result of some unique quality only you possess: You are always replaceable.
So that's about it. I'm not ranking on famous people, just telling it like it is. I'm not famous myself, so I really don't know what it's like, but I'd rather not find out. I don't like people in my business already, hell, I don't even like the way I look in pictures most of the time. Imagine what it would be like if I was famous?!