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  • Far too much

    I'm sick of this argument of "they work hard", well what about the middle class families all over the world who live paycheck to pay check, exhausting themselves? It's absurd that someone living down the street from me, can work their ass off at say 12 an hour and struggle to keep their head above water while these celebrities are doing half the work and getting paid millions. Somehow I doubt they work 9 to 5 days a week like the rest of us. I know several people who take 2 jobs and sometimes even three, just to pay the bills. THAT is working hard. Why can't these actors, etc. Be paid a normal living wage like the rest of us? Is it because they wouldn't have enough work to live comfortably? Well too bad! Most of the word lives that way. Why can't they keep real jobs like the rest of us? Why can't they act on the side? Most actors do just that. Why should it be any different for celebrities?

  • Too much money!

    Celebrities are paid TOO MUCH. Period. Entertainment is not a necessity like a heart transplant or escaping from a burning building or having a criminal arrested. Without celebrities our world might be boring, (for some people, I have never watched their movies or listened to their songs) but we would survive. But lets say you needed to be taken to a hospital immediately. Without the paramedics, God knows what will happen. Okay, so some people say they are stressed due to standing in bright lights in front of a camera with makeup rivaling the size of the Atlantic Ocean . Well, guess what. Not only are they paid millions per song or something to buy off a mansion, eight brand new custom made, custom color sports cars, and fancy things for their stuff before saying their poor, but their little stress is NOTHING compared to knowing that an innocent person's life is in your hands and YOU are the only one that can help. Imagine saving lives and helping other people's lives every day and barely being paid enough to support your self. Then you know that singers, most athletes (professional lacrosse players barely get paid anything), and actors are paid like spoiled children and less than half of them use for a good cause, knowing the homeless, starving people out there. And they act badly too! They are a bad influence to the nations children! I lost count of celebrities dying from overdosing on their drugs or something. Anyone else wonder why the economy is so bad?

    Posted by: Sunn
  • They are overpaid and overrated!

    Celebrities are paid millions of dollars for singing one audio tuned song or acting in one scene of a movie. I think about 2% of all celebrities earn what they do. They are paid for actual talent not for their bad attitude or their audio tuned songs! For example if a celeb writes a new song that is not even that good but people still buy it just because its new, they get paid FAR TOO MUCH MONEY. Even worse they spend it one things like cars and mansions which could go to better use like stopping global warming and poverty.
    Completely overpaid!!!!!!!!

  • Non producing egotists

    They are in their own bubble which will burst eventually, they are non producers who only provide entertainment value. If there was a world war they would disappear without a trace. Get them working on the railways and the roads doing some real hard labour. I earn 19k per year for caring for the elderly, it infuriates me that Premier Footballers can earn 15k per week. Where is the fairness in that ?

  • Yes they are.

    I agree that most celebrities work hard to reach where they are,
    but so do many others. For instance, policemen or firemen, and even regular employees;
    and quite frankly, these hard-working people are much more useful to society than actors or singers (etc.)
    Therefore, in my opinion, celebs are overpaid.

  • Yes they are

    Celebrities get paid more than what they are worth. Nearly all celebrities are very much overpaid and their talent a huge overestimation. They don't contribute much to society unlike doctors or firefighters. They take a lot of time and effort to get to where they are but they still get paid to much.

  • Definitely

    Yes I think they're overpaid for what they're worth. A lot of celebrities today don't really have talent but it's their 'looks' that makes them famous. They don't contribute much to society unlike doctors or firefighters. Do you ever why money is vanishing? They're spent on the celebrities' own pleasures!

    Posted by: HK
  • Overpaid egotists who think they are above god!

    Nearly all celebrities are very much overpaid and their talent a HUGE underestimation. They are getting paid for more than what they are worth! Some of them even try to evade tax and other contributions that WE ALL PAY! They are nothing but vacuous souls wasting our resources and time. Walking. Talking. Puppets. That is all.

  • Yes they are

    Yes I think celebrities are way overpaid. Of course it takes hard work and talent to be at where they are but compared to average people, celebrities are overpaid. There are a lot of people with the same amount of talent and dedication making less than a fraction of what celebrities make because they got unlucky or did not know the right people in the business

  • YES of course

    Of course they are. Give the money to starving children in Africa rather than paying out enough money to solve all world hunger and poverty to these undereducated and arrogant egotists. How can people still exist in poverty when the average celebrity makes 80 million or more a year? Humanity is scary...

  • YES of course

    Of course they are. Give the money to starving children in Africa rather than paying out enough money to solve all world hunger and poverty to these undereducated and arrogant egotists. How can people still exist in poverty when the average celebrity makes 80 million or more a year? Humanity is scary...

  • Celebrities" are remarkably OVERPAID

    They have never done a days work in there life
    The majority have no talent
    The majority are as tight as a Ducks ar*e
    The majority are doted on by screaming pre-pubescent girls
    The majority would not pi** on you if you was on fire
    They all live in there own little bubble, where the rest of us are uninvited
    The majority give to good causes not for a good cause, but for good PR that leads to more revenue for them

    I have admiration for the small minority who actually have a talent, the small minority who give to a charitable cause because they feel they want to, the majority do nothing but take take take, and give nothing in return, what a barmy world we live in.

  • Celebrities cannot get that much money!

    TO COPY PASTE INTO YOUR REPORT (IF YOU ARE DOING ONE, ABOUT THE DEBATE)
    Celebrities are definitely overpaid because of the fact that they actually only do one thing, and they get paid millions. Other middle class people such s policemen or firemen are absoulutly necessary in humanity and get paid much less, while famous people are not necessary, they are just an extra entertainment.
    -ENTER OWN OPINION FOR EFFECT-

  • Just look at them

    They spend it on perfecting themselves Botox, whitening their teethes, boob job, nose job. Especially, Kim Kardashian >:( she does not deserve that much money at all. Celebrities will get paid lots because of thousands of people watch and pay for it but like 75% money goes to waste! Plus they think they are ugly like WTF they do all of this and millions of mostly girls are really insecure because of f***ing celebrities! Most Asian, South American, African countries are well poor because of f***ing celebrities!

  • Yes, very much so.

    It's ridiculous that in our society, entertainers make millions of dollars every year but nurses, teachers, honest police officers, and social workers. Some people say that celebrities deserve their pay because they work so hard but many middle and lower class people work much harder. Some say that they deserve their fortune because they are so talented but it's crazy that some talents, like singing, are valued while others aren't.

  • Celebrities are paid too much

    There are people who are living in the streets right now and there are celebrities that are making millions and thousands of dollars while others are struggling. All I have to say is that celebrities should get paid less and non- celebrity people should have and get more money for real better purposes.

  • They are not worth their salary!

    Celebrities may work quite a bit, I guess. Standing in the spotlight, makeup, shooting scenes, etc.... But the money they earn is nothing short of excessive. Lets say an action movies comes out. The actor may have worked long hours to produce it, but the money payoff, plus he probably looked like a badass in the movie. I hate it when they are considered good when they do a tiny deed. Giving money to charity, well they have SOO much paper that they cant spend it all, and what is given away quickly comes back, at no personal expense. The middle class works a lot to remain neutral, and the poor even moreso to rise along the social chain. I hate how Robert Downey Jr.,even though I love him, has a gold card which guarantees him free Burger King food for life, knowing that he has soo much cash, he should at leaat pay and send the cash downwards. Then ther are the poor who live on trash each day, save up for months just to afford a burger. No wonder the economy is such crap, the strong are becoming more manipulative and powerful, while the rest of us stare in stupified awe, giving those worthless jerks our own money. Goodbye USA, you have really outdone yourself.

  • They are not worth their salary!

    Celebrities may work quite a bit, I guess. Standing in the spotlight, makeup, shooting scenes, etc.... But the money they earn is nothing short of excessive. Lets say an action movies comes out. The actor may have worked long hours to produce it, but the money payoff, plus he probably looked like a badass in the movie. I hate it when they are considered good when they do a tiny deed. Giving money to charity, well they have SOO much paper that they cant spend it all, and what is given away quickly comes back, at no personal expense. The middle class works a lot to remain neutral, and the poor even moreso to rise along the social chain. I hate how Robert Downey Jr.,even though I love him, has a gold card which guarantees him free Burger King food for life, knowing that he has soo much cash, he should at leaat pay and send the cash downwards. Then ther are the poor who live on trash each day, save up for months just to afford a burger. No wonder the economy is such crap, the strong are becoming more manipulative and powerful, while the rest of us stare in stupified awe, giving those worthless jerks our own money. Goodbye USA, you have really outdone yourself.

  • Yes i totally agree that celebrities are being way overpaid, They don't derserve it!

    It infuriates me that celebrities are getting paid way too much money for not working hard enough to earn the large amounts of money they are recieving. They don't derserve it at all. People in this world are working so hard in order to keep their family happy, struggle to pay bills ,and getting paid a normal average wage to live on. When celebrities are doing half the work and are getting paid millions! Most of celebrities are just living the luxury life in a big house , treated at top class, 4 expensive sports cars which they don't need, top designer clothes and shoes, and alot more when they don't do anything to help society and they just get it handed to them. Why don't they pay money to charity? There are thousands of people suffering in the world and lots of charities which are raising funds to support people, why can't they be helpful and give something to someone rather than spending it all on themselves. It makes me so angry to know that there are people out there homeless and starving suffering with no food ,shelter and family , when the celebrities are not doing anything to help when they are lucky to have all that want and more!

  • Celebrities are paid for their talent instead of their hard work!!!!

    Celebrities are paid millions of dollars for singing one audio tuned song or acting in one scene of a movie. I think about 2% of all celebrities earn what they do. They are paid for actual talent not for their bad attitude or their audio tuned songs! There are a lot of people with the same amount of talent and dedication making less than a fraction of what celebrities make because they got unlucky or did not know the right people in the business. Celebrities are paid TOO MUCH.

  • Without a doubt

    Celebrities get paid ridiculous amounts of money, for example Johnny Depp makes around $20 million per movie or Michael Jordan, he makes $80 million a year and he hasn't played professionally in over a decade. I understand that what they do is for our entertainment but they don't need that much money especially when hardworking people are struggling to barely make ends meet

  • Without A Doubt

    Put it this way, if you needed emergency cardiac surgery and had the option to pay a million dollars to a board licensed cardiologist or a million dollars to Cuba Goodin Jr. Who's only credentials are based off the fact that he once had a leading role as a cardiologist, who would you choose? 😂...Exactly.

  • Hell, yes! The famous ones are ridiculously overpaid!

    Why does - for instance - Leonardo DiCaprio keep on working when he's earned enough money to probably purchase a damn country by now?! All for what? Learning some lines, hitting your marks on cue, sometimes the odd bit of physical action, looking suitably 'film starish' and (key point) pretending to be somebody else for a couple of hours? And THAT pretending is worth millions & millions of pounds more than the many Doctors & Nurses and Teachers get paid? I'm sorry but it's indicative of the increasingly sick culture we live in. I'm not saying acting isn't hard - far from it - but come on! It's entertainment. How many films do you need to continue making when you're paid such a stupid amount of money for what you actually do, which - at the end of the day - is pretend to be somebody else for a few hours each day? It has to be greed! Even worse, why do people look up to celebs? Why do certain saddos need to buy magazines which spy on celebs? It really is pathetic the more one thinks about it, and incredibly shallow the way they're put on pedestals by the money they earn, and the positions of awe bestowed upon them by much of the public.

  • Celebrities get paid WAY too much money!

    Okay, yes they have talent, yes they have looks. But don't we all? These celebrities shouldn't need to be paid excessive amounts of money to do what they love, because if they really did love doing it, it wouldn't matter to them how much they get paid for doing it. Also, the money usually gets wasted on stupid and harmful things such as alcohol or drugs- I've lost count of the number of celebrities that I have seen on the news that have died of drug overdose. They rarely give the money to charity, and never stop to consider what other people who aren't as fortunate as them might be doing. They're too busy spending their money on sports cars and mansions and private jets. Some people work 12 hours a day to support their family and pay their bills, and celebrities earn millions each year. It is unfair and simply wrong.

  • Yes. Simply yes.

    They do nothing apart from flaunt themselves as eye candy. They are all too happy to advertise a charity campaign which they get paid for, yet we are the ones that pay the money to the charities, not them. They don't do anything for the world. They don't save people's lives. They don't take down crime, or help the poor. The pretend that they do in movies, but that is just a way for them to reassure themselves that they do good work. Honestly, i'm sick of celebrities being paid millions to turn the younger, impressionable generations like me into clones of actors, divas, and other useless people.

  • Yes, celebrities are overpaid.

    Celebrities are definitely overpaid. It's difficult to be objective since we don't live in their world, but one way to realize this is true is that sometimes actors and actresses end up being paid a large portion of the actual profits (they're paid upfront, even on movies that don't do well). Forbes looked into this and had an article on the top ten overpaid actors (December 9, 2013). Few people make so much money in their jobs, and it's sad to think about how much actors are paid, compared to people in jobs like teaching.

  • They are worth millions.

    Why should someone who tells jokes or acts be worth millions. Entertainment has become greedy expecting every day people with small salaries to pay a ridiculous amount for tour tickets. Actors and producers turn out film after film when only a small percentage are worth watching and paying for but still they get paid huge salaries.

  • Inventors, journalists, researchers, should be paid more than idiots trying to look pretty on tv

    One person doesn't need to live in a house that can fit 7000 people. It is seriously ridiculous how good for nothings in this world gets paid more than hard working people, same goes for youtube trash bags, people who make non-beneficial videos and just getting money off of it because the immmature crowd likes random cussing and bad social ettique videos. Stupid people following celebs and undeserving losers.

  • They are just people playing dress up.

    How is it fair that a person pretending to be a doctor is getting paid more than an actual doctor? How is a female pretending to be a teacher gets paid more than a actual teach that is way under paid? How about someone who plays a role as a solder gets rewarded like a hero but an actual solder has to fight for his right when he gets home from war what he has earn from the government?

  • Yes - way overpaid!

    Of course they do. It's not like they provide an important service to society. Sure they entertain us but is that enough justification for how much they get paid - especially compared to Doctors, lawyers, teachers and other jobs that we actually need people to do in society? And it's not even about talent. Some entertainers do have talent but some are just getting by with their looks and popularity and actually have none. I'm sure celebrities do hard work but it's not as harder work as what everybody else does - plus they have personal assistants at their beck and call. And personally the worst part about it is the fact that they always complain about the paparazzi and fans who come up to them and ask for their autographs that they abuse - when really those fans are the reason they're so famous. How can they complain so much when they live like Royalty? So yes, celebrities are overpaid, whingy babies.

  • They get paid way too much

    They are paid so much money and they really dont deserve that much money, so they should not be getting that much money and it should be going to a better thing to go to like people and children in africa but they decide to spend it all on massages and vactaions to far away places

  • Way too much

    Yes, some celebrities may work hard, but it isn't like anyone in other professions don't work hard. Yes, the market does control their pay, but people need to get their priorities straight if these people can earn millions for just entertainment over someone who saves lives. They are not gods.

  • They work extremely hard.

    Celebrities work hard to please society, us, directors, film makers and they are always watched by the whole world, one wrong move and everyone knows about it. Being a celebrity is an extremely hard job and there is 1 in a million chance of becoming a celebrity. I know because I have been in a movie before and it is hard waiting around for hours. It is also fun but if you really think they are overpaid maybe try putting your feet in their shoes and see if they don't work hard. They also do it for our benefit too, the hard work and hours is so that we can watch a fun movie and everyone's buying the movies anyway.

  • How are they overpaid

    They have tough jobs they need to full fill. They need to memorize lines and have to work their butts off to please the director and the audience. You people that say they are over paid is your way of saying you do not get paid enough. They work just as hard as pro athletes and just as hard as a musician. This is why they deserve the amount they get

    Posted by: Rtd2
  • No they are not.

    Supply and demand Athletics isn't a need, but it is entertainment industry that's very popular. People pay for memorabilia, tickets to the games, and watch their games religiously. People pay a lot of money for advertisements knowing that they will get a lot of views.

    In order for teams to stay competitive, they pay their athletes a significant amount of money. They don't want the players that are interesting to watch to go away.

    It is also for that reason that the NFL ALREADY PUTS A CAP on their income, so that no one team with more money than other teams can buy all the good players, killing the league.

    It's supply and demand, the same thing that determines how much we all get paid.

  • Okay, you try.

    To be a good actor or musician, you must have a talent. You also must have some training and experience in your art. You also mut compete with and against other people.

    Even "overproduced" music is not talentless, since the autotune effect is usually very subtle, or used for artistic "wavery" effect instead of to correct the voice.

  • No NO NO!!!!!!

    Celebreties are not overpaid because they work extremly hard to give us intertainment and work till the movie or song is perfect a movie could take more than year to film just so that we can enjoy it. David Beckham gave alot of his money by playing football away to give to charity

  • No they are not getting paid too much

    Celebrities are getting paid a lot but all they do is for us to enjoy. They get a lot of money because they work theyr ass off for us to enjoy ourselves. For example, they make movies for us to whatch at the cinema or at home and they make great songs for us to listen to.In the end i think it is important for them to get paid a lot.

  • No they aren't

    Celebrities are paid what the market demands. They aren't taking the money at gunpoint. If there wasn't a desire for their services, they wouldn't be getting the money. There is no doubt that most celebrities also work hard for their money. One could argue that others deserve to paid high compensation, too, but that doesn't make celebrities overpaid.

  • Celebs Are Not Overpaid

    I do not think that celebrities are overpaid. Not in the least. Just like everyone else, they earn the money they make and deserve it. Who am I or anyone to say someone get's paid too much. Most celebs worked hard to get in their position and deserve every dime they have.


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