Celebrities play an ever-increasing role in influencing the general public’s thinking, behavior and decisions. This is because they often have a huge fan following and this very characteristic enables them to have authority over what they say or do.
Therefore, celebrities expect us to conform. In this case, it is easy to forget that even the opinions of the most well-liked superstars are simply perspectives and not realities. We may make the mistake of accepting any half truths or genuine lies that celebrities would like us to believe. By choosing to follow their viewpoints, we mock our reasoning capabilities and intelligence.
Why so? Celebrities are more than just entertainers these days. Advertisers pay them big money to endorse their brands, products and services. In this way, they become opinion leaders and any claims they make lead to massive publicity and large profits. We think that celebrities can never be wrong about anything and therefore, we buy what they sell.
However, celebrities’ opinions may count in certain cases. Charities with celebrity supporters rely on their good word to increase awareness and elicit generous donations. Additionally, celebrities donate their time and money to organizations that work for the betterment of society. In such cases, anything celebrities say or do can genuinely be meant to improve living standards.
Conclusively, I believe that name recognition and price tags are the elements that create a bridge between the opinions of celebrities and ‘ordinary’ individuals. After all, we can make educated statements that are just as ‘right’ as celebrities’ opinions.