Celebrity Culture

This video is a metaphor for consumer society. A gang of vicious photographers surround a woman and her children. Their cameras violently strobe her face, stealing her image. She pleads, protests, and runs. They persist. It is all to feed the voracious appetites of a populace hungry for celebrity gossip. The frenzy here so apparent is the same that sustains the mad drive of consumer culture.

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look at the who...

i do feel bad for her but if you play with fire don't be surprised if you get burned !
you except me to feel sorry for KATE moss , i feel bad for her kids but not for her she is a part of that industry, she make an crazy amount of money because she is a celebrity
karma is a bitch !!!!!!!
sorry if that sound cruel

look at the who...

i do feel bad for her but if you play with fire don't be surprised if you get burned !
you except me to feel sorry for KATE moss , i feel bad for her kids but not for her she is a part of that industry, she make an crazy amount of money because she is a celebrity
karma is a bitch !!!!!!!
sorry if that sound cruel

Agreed

I completely agree with the idea of this as a metaphor for consumer society and I would go even farther and suggest that not only is it a metaphor, it is also evidence. The whole industry is built up on celebrities whose public lives we consume through their work (movies, music) and then, still unsatisfied, we cannibalize their private lives too. What the photographers are doing is invasive, degrading, and enraging. It ought to be a crime. But the fact that there is a market for this stuff, a public appetite, is just as bad.

People are not products for mass consumption.

Agreed

I completely agree with the idea of this as a metaphor for consumer society and I would go even farther and suggest that not only is it a metaphor, it is also evidence. The whole industry is built up on celebrities whose public lives we consume through their work (movies, music) and then, still unsatisfied, we cannibalize their private lives too. What the photographers are doing is invasive, degrading, and enraging. It ought to be a crime. But the fact that there is a market for this stuff, a public appetite, is just as bad.

People are not products for mass consumption.

Brie'ann

"The cameras violently strobe her face, stealing her image."
Couldn't agree more.
Humanity is living in a dark time for people to crave this.
It's because the average person has been taught not to love themselves, and that they are not good enough to deserve love. That is why they are attracted to their beloved celebrity. They send all of their love to her.

Rob Brezsny put it best in his fabulous book 'Pronoia: The Antidote to Paranoia:'

"Are you aware of the demons known as celebrities that are trying to possess your soul?"

Brie'ann

"The cameras violently strobe her face, stealing her image."
Couldn't agree more.
Humanity is living in a dark time for people to crave this.
It's because the average person has been taught not to love themselves, and that they are not good enough to deserve love. That is why they are attracted to their beloved celebrity. They send all of their love to her.

Rob Brezsny put it best in his fabulous book 'Pronoia: The Antidote to Paranoia:'

"Are you aware of the demons known as celebrities that are trying to possess your soul?"

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