Why is it that we call certain movies or T.V. shows guilty pleasures? These guilty pleasures are never quite as hidden as we’d like them to be, but we are still ashamed to admit how much pleasure they induce. The downfall of certain celebrities are almost always on the five o’clock news and make the same headlines as world conflicts. Now I am sure that I’m not the only one that’s noticed how much people adore the gossip of celebrities. They supply us with the guilty curiosity of human nature in a shameful way. Some people watch because they want to be just like them, some people watch out of desperation for a new topic in conversation, and all of us watch because its hard to turn your head away from a car accident waiting to happen.
Celebrities have always been on a pedestal of society; they are the ambrosia of the people. As much as we’d love to meet them, we devour every story and scandal about them. The more the paparazzi flash photos of them, the higher grade of meat they become. It’s no accident we list our beloved celebrities by grade. Grade A gossip is much juicer than a D-list celebrity scandal. The more we see these juicy subjects, the more tender they become in our hearts. Most of the people have realized that they may never come to reach this status or meet someone of this wealth either. It’s out of jealousy that we savour each juicy detail of a famous celebrity. Through consuming their pain, we become that much closer to the gods. Through tasting their rehab recovery, we become their friends. Some people even go so far as to write to them as if they’ve known each other since childhood. It’s not so far-fetched. If we grow up with a star, we WILL acquire their taste if they age well. It is only the lucky ones who have been sheltered from this popcorn culture, and don’t hunger for the beautiful cuts of juicy and tender A-grade celebrity meat.