What Can We Glean About the Degree to Which Celebrities Are “Like Us” and Not Like Us Given Nytimes, Vulture, Buzzfeed, Vogue, Mirror Posts and How Does Gender Factor Into It?
They went to the scenes and helped out by passing out food and water. This I think sets a good positive outlook for today's youth. It shows that not everything is about glamour and that these superstars are affected by this as well and everyone needs to lend a hand.
Using a case study approach, each chapter draws on intersectional feminist theory to examine a celebrity event from 2014-2016 that incited controversy across a variety of media platforms around issues of gender, sexuality, race, and class. I track each event across online and legacy media outlets and engage in multiplatform critical technocultural discourse analysis to analyze how discussions amongst issue publics that coalesce around each event both reflect and further define contemporary feminist discourses in ways that are often distinctly shaped by the digital platforms on which they emerge.
Although signs of an open society are displayed by them, the unique lifestyle that is displayed by them is full of hedonism and wealth that a majority of us cannot attain. Despite this, we live our lives believing that we can be in their positions and strive to accomplish this, and somehow we tend to relate to them. It is because celebrity culture that parasocial relationships have formed in our society, where average individuals like us feel an intense sense of connectedness with these celebrities in a one-way relationship.
Angelina’s values and use of her role as a media personality have inspired others. Oprah’s career accomplishments and charity work teach others how to be professionals and how to use their wealth selflessly. These celebrities still have some flaws; nonetheless, their imperfections do not discredit all the positive work they have done. Celebrities’ lives are easily identifiable to the public and can thus make them good role models.
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