March 13, 2012
Popping bottles, fist pumping and “smooshing”—another great year for mediocrity and ignorance thanks to the ever-depreciating value of talent and information through the media.
Through the outlets of tabloids, Internet and reality television, viewers are constantly feeding into a barrage of useless and dramatized information.
Celebrities are no longer valued for talent; their personal lives have become the news, overshadowing whatever obscure reason why they are considered “famous” in the first place. This mixture of lackluster talent mixed with media exposure creates what I feel is a catastrophic event in society, “Reality Media.”
Stardom isn’t what it used to be. Instead of praising stars for their athletic, musical or acting abilities, spectators instead value celebrities’ ignorant and destructive behaviors. Our society’s entertainment thrives on the information gathered by dramatized reality shows and celebrity gossip.
The draw for spectators is being allowed to watch these “celebrities” ruin their lives and every shaky relationship they have via publications and broadcasts.
Reality shows are no doubt the greatest media outlet portrayal of these behaviors that rein from a variety of genres game shows, renovation, self-improvement and “documentary.”
However, reality shows are also a portrayal of utter stupidity, both for the reality stars and…» Read More