Lately I have found myself really irritated with the way celebrities are elevated in our society and how centered our culture is around them. Magazines and blogs now count the dimples in a celeb’s butt, speculate on pregnancies that are never there, and report on trivialities such as what they drink at Starbucks. Now I fully admit that have been sucked into the celeb magazines and even the blogs before, but decided a few months ago to try to get back to reality and stop seeing them so much. Turns out, it is not so easy.
Has anyone noticed how many female celebrities now represent brand name products? It seems like they have exploded into advertisements in the last year and I am really getting sick of seeing them in so many places.
For instance, in this month’s Glamour and InStyle magazines, companies that mainly used to just feature random models now feature the following celebs (some two to three-page spreads!): Jessica Biel for Revlon; Naomi Watts for Ann Taylor; Halle Berry for Revlon; Kate Hudson for Almay; Eva Longoria for Loreal; Kate Winslet for Lancome Paris; Julianne Moore for Bulgari; Beyonce for Loreal Paris; Amanda Seyfried for Movado; Drew Barrymore for Cover Girl; and the list goes on.
Is it too much to ask that we aren’t met with these celebs with every page we turn? What happened to the regular old models who used to be picked for each brand, and they were different looking and unique and – you know – people. How about some originality?
Is anyone else feeling Celeb-Overload??