Celebrity - In A YouTube

This is a kind of human assassination, a video I just watched that reveals to me, at least, that fame is a cancer not just on our multi-media society but on the human beings who are caught in its cross-fire. This is really what killed Diana, Princess of Whales Wales. It's really what killed Michael Jackson. Yes, these people choose it in a way. But it should be possible to be a princess or a model or a singer and not be treated this way. And yet nothing can stop it.

I don't know the answer; but I do know the response. In the tiniest way, I have experienced a smidgen of this through the medium of television. It's like acid on the soul. Being off the box for three months or so makes part of me want to be off it for ever.

2006-2011 archives for The Daily Dish, featuring Andrew Sullivan

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