Monday, February 20, 2012

#25 - The end of celebrity

This is one of my favourites. Some famous person gets out of a limo and walks up a red carpet, and the crowd doesn't care. They are utterly unfazed by his fame. The guy with the cigarette even refuses to shake his hand. And life goes on.

I don't know if this is a reference to an event in Poland or not. I read it broadly, as a general dismissal of the cult of celebrity. I hope it comes true. I hope that widespread piracy, spontaneous street revolts and an increase in the popularity of amateur culture combine to destroy the Hollywood/record industry star system once and for all.

The attitude of the people in the cartoon is especially needed in the United States, where there tends to be a slavish attitude towards anyone who's ever been on television.

Pull down thy vanity, I say pull down.

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