Remember when good moral character was at least contrived and manufactured by our celebrities via their P.R. people? If you were an alcoholic for example you had the courtesy to unleash your uncontrollable rage at home where it only affected your kids, but your fans were left to believe in your screen image.
That is before celebrities kids got cell-phones with video capabilities in order to film the rampage and sell it to the rags since celebrity kids have been taught all publicity is career enhancement, just spell my name right. That is what our personality/celebrity driven society has decayed into. Drug addiction, believe it or not, didn’t used to be considered an upside to ones career and being sent to rehab wasn’t a great opportunity for a photo op or a reality show.
I miss the times when our celebrities were expected to at least give a nod toward integrity by faking it. Can you believe we actually lived in a time where celebrities who were having affairs hid it from the public so as not to ruin their career?
That’s right, the public expected them to act with morals and if you didn’t, you didn’t get to flaunt it, you were outta work. Now celebrities are running out of options when it comes to manufacturing illicit behavior in order to appear newsworthy.
They even make stuff up to garner press. Who would have conceived there was untapped profit waiting for you just by becoming gay for a few months? It works; ask Anne Heche or Lindsey Lohan!
Even more inconceivable was back in the day the press kept sins hidden so as not to make money off of others indiscretion. Babe Ruth was a womanizing philanderer and nobody said a word. Can you imagine the mileage a newspaper or magazine would get out of breaking the truth behind president John F. Kennedy’s dalliances? The dude went hunting dames and taxpayers subsidized it. No wonder post-modernists still lionize him, virility passes for character in their relativistic world and it’s the closest thing that has passed for testosterone by a liberal leader in decades.
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