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Is celebrity culture distracting the public from more important issues?

  • Never trust a government that starts wars on lies.

    Being an entertainer is an important job. Most people aren't too fond of politics... So they turn to the media for a distraction.
    People like Kim Kardashian are used to distract the masses from all the evils in the world. They just better not "rock the boat."
    Once entertainers begin to question government or protest, that's when Hollyweird loses interest in them.. Or in some cases... TARGETS THEM.
    -Elvis embraced black musicians and was put on a watch list because he wasn't a part of the "norm." Many people resonated with Elvis's message and government wasn't a fan.
    -In the 60s, Undercover agents dosed musicians, writers and political activists here and abroad.
    -George Harrison’s dentist gave him and John Lennon their first doses of LSD covertly.
    -An attorney and legal reporter’s eight-year study said the CIA murdered Lennon.
    -An FBI asset supplied Mick Jagger’s first hit of LSD, then framed him and Keith Richards.
    -Jimi Hendrix’s manager, once in Britain’s MI6, reportedly admitted murdering him.
    -Janis Joplin died of a hotshot of potent heroin just before her first anti-War concerts.
    -Kurt Cobain wanted anarchist essays inside the thirty million-selling Nirvana album. Courtney Love's own father said she was a prostitute working for the CIA.
    -Police supervisor told officers not to investigate Cobain’s death as murder.
    -Tupac Shakur’s gang-conversion movement cost billions in laundered drug money.
    -Cops working at murdered Tupac’s Death Row label were described as “covert agents.”
    -Britney Murphy supported a government whistle blower and many say she was murdered.
    In the 60s, our CIA used anti war musicians to popularize drug culture.
    Nixon wanted to associate anti war protesters with drugs ( this was all said by Nixon's top adviser John Ehrlichman).
    I feel bad for celebrities. Yeah, they're paid millions... But they're just pawns for the corrupt masses that run the world.
    Celebrity gossip keeps the masses from revolting.

  • Yes, the public's obsession with celebrity culture is a distraction.

    While it is certainly true that people can have multiple interests and work toward multiple goals simultaneously, nobody has unlimited time or energy. By allocating our time to celebrity "news," we are not paying as much attention to the sort of news and information that might impact others and the future. A democratic society depends on an informed electorate. As our news media has replaced actual news with celebrity gossip, we have become less informed.

  • Yes its a distraction

    All americans seem to care about is celebrities, who they dating, what they wearing, because there are tons of magazines, etc worshipping them. Another Agenda to keep Americans brain dead sheeps so they eont be aware of our crooked government and the poison they putting in our foods and the other sick mess going on,, deadly vaccines,, etc. If people will just hop off the dumb downed entertainment then they will decalcify their pineal gland, go into a higher state of conscienceness and see this deadly illusion we living in.

  • Yes, celebrity culture is distracting the public

    Yes, celebrity culture is distracting the public from more important issues. There are countless magazines and tabloid TV shows dedicated to what celebrity culture; what they're doing, where they're going, what they're wearing, who they're dating, what kind of plastic surgery they are getting and the list goes on. This kind of coverage of celebrities obviously distracts the public from the countless important issues both domestically and abroad. World-wide global warming, foreign affairs, the U.S. economy, education in this country, the rampant corruption on our government, fracking, corporate greed...the list goes on. But at least we are all very well informed what Brad Pitt was wearing when he went out for coffee on a random Monday afternoon.

  • Yes, celebrity culture is distracting the problem from more important issues

    People seem to care more about the lives of overpaid celebrities than they do about legitimate issues. There's more news reports about celebrity drama than there is about actual news on news stations now. For some reason people are more interested in the lives of those who have it way better than we do. The only time people seem to pay attention is during election time. Even then it's only to a minimum.

  • It's a good distraction.

    No, celebrity culture is not distracting the public from more important issues, because we still have time to think about the important issues. The celebrity culture is just a little bit of distraction in order to help us relax from the rest of our lives. We haven't forgotten about wars and poverty.

  • This is the Internet. We choose what we want to see.

    There is no distraction to be found there. With the Internet effectively narrowcasting to every individual with an interactive display, you choose what you want to know about. Whining that celebrity culture is "distracting" doesn't make you a hero. It makes you look like an idiot who can't focus on what's important.


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