e_moon60 (e_moon60) wrote,
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Writer's Block: The Right to Privacy

Should some parts of celebrities' lives be off-limits to the public, or is giving up privacy a fair price for being famous?
Everybody needs some privacy.   Celebrities have a right to be human--and humans don't need to be squashed every second of every day.  Trespassing and obstructing should be illegal anywhere they're not, and the hordes of pushy, noisy "news media" should be run out of town.    And the rest of us need to mind our own business and not give a flip if some celebrity goes out without makeup,  gains 5, 10, whatever pounds,  has dinner with a friend, etc. So what?    Get a life.  Ignore them except on those occasions where they ARE showing off (the red carpet, if you care about that kind of thing.)  

If you have a prurient interest in someone else's private life--anyone's--ask yourself why your life is so boring that you have to know what someone else is wearing/doing/saying every minute of the day.   Then fix it, so you don't care any more if some screen star does or does not eat a doughnut.   Don't buy the magazines.  Don't watch the gossip shows.   Go to the celebrities' movies (if you want), or listen to their music (if you want), or go to the concerts (if you want) but have the grace to let them be off duty at least some of the time.  And off duty means off duty.  No pictures, no screaming fans, no requests for autographs...just let them be.  What they "owe" anyone else is their talent, used during their business hours.  Period.  

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