Originally Posted by Rome
I don’t want to get on your case because it seems like you're trying to be genuine but the guy who tries to be the “voice of reason” with the thinly veiled bullshit “I’m soo above that” attitude is also a perennial clichÃ©. Let’s get some things straight, Paris’ video was not mistakenly released and 50 cent has always been a substanceless rapper, any one whose listened to his mixtapes will tell you that.
We live in a celebrity obsessed culture, so stop pretending like you only read the economist when there is clearly a copy of entertainment weekly in your bathroom.
No, I'm saying that I don't pay much attention to it. Like I said, when I get really bored, I'll definately go read PerezHilton to hopefully get some nice nip slips or whatever. The point is, I've never seen Paris Hilton as being that bad. Same thing with Britney Spears. Ya she lip syncs, has no talent whatsoever, but she's probably a simple, very sweet girl.
A celebrity of that type that I HATE and could write pages about is someone like Pink. There's this whole new pop counterculture of making fun of other celebrities, and the whole "I'm actually very intelligent". Pink makes fun of people for getting plastic surgery and being pop princesses. Firstly, she was born good looking, secondly, the work she did to "get in the door" is as saccahrine, vapid and pop tart as any of them.
I'll definately read about a celebrity if there's something interesting. I'm quite interested in the opinions of certain actors like Johnny Depp, Edward Norton, Dustin Hoffman etc... the celebrity obsession is quite strongly linked with conspicuous consumption and generally very superficial issues. That simply doesn't interest me, and really, I think people are picking on the wrong celebs if you actually listen to what some of these people say/think.
PS. I don't know what mixtapes you've been listening to but How to Rob and his debut were considered some fairly gritty releases and he had both commercial and underground support. I have looked into the issue of 50 cent quite a bit, and even written a small writing assignment in a pop music history course. He's also another person who I think people are unfair to, but that's another topic.