False Idols, American And Otherwise

Ok, I soooo do not get celebrity worship. There are certain celebrities whose faces I'm so sick of seeing plastered everywhere that I think I might go postal over the overexposure. If I have to see one more picture of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, I will cry. I'm so sick of those two. They're everywhere! It's like they're stalking me I see them so frequently. Just go on and ...live. I'm also sick of seeing Jennifer Aniston everywhere accompanied by spittle-flecked tirades about her love life or perceived lack thereof. For awhile Jennifer Lopez was everywhere and I thought if I had to see one more picture of her or one more news headline about her I would just crack. Fortunately she's lowered her exposure. What gets me even more is the worship of faux celebrities like Paris Hilton, people who've never really done anything to get famous except behave badly. Don't even get me started on the cast of Jersey Shore. I've never even seen the show and I can identify the cast members. Seriously, there's like no escaping these people. I don't read tabloids. I don't watch ET or any of the entertainment news shows. Yet I can't escape these people Well, now that I'm ranting I'd like to give a very special shout-out to some of my least favorite celebs out there who I could go the rest of my life without ever seeing or hearing from them again:

1. Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods has annoyed the crap out of me since he first appeared on the scene in the mid 90s. Yes, I concede that he's a great golfer, but he was just so smug and so stiff. He's robotic, a man-like object instead of a real person. Now he's the biggest headline going because of his affairs and all the breathless speculation about whether he's a sex addict or not. No, he's probably not a sex addict. He's just an entitled douchebag who puts his needs above everyone else's. As a special F-U to me, Tiger became famous at a very young age, guaranteeing that I'll be itching to slap his smug face for a very, very long time. Please, God. Please let me wake up in a world where there is no Tiger Woods.

2. Tom Cruise. Tom Cruise is another celebrity I've never liked and, like Tiger, he just won't go away. He plays the exact same unlikable character in every one of his movies - a cocky, arrogant smartass. That's his whole range of abilities, yet everyone carries on like he has talent and he's some kind of rare, national treasure we should display in a museum and whisper reverently about. Give me a break. He's a short, selfish, obnoxious weirdo. He needs to go.

3. Angelina Jolie. I touched on her briefly above, but I believe her obnoxiousness necessitates further examination here. She's treated as Mother Theresa for adopting all these kids and her advocacy on behalf of children. What she's doing is great, but I don't need to hear and hear and hear about along with all her other opinions on world issues. She's an actress possessing no particular expertise in anything, yet every word that comes out of her mouth is treated like some kind of holy nugget. She broke up someone's marriage. Can we please quit treating her like a saint, now? And let's not ignore the fact that she made out with her brother at the Oscar's and carried around a vial of her ex-husband's blood.

I think that's enough venting for right now, but I reserve the right to come back and add to this list as other overexposed celebrities annoy me. Thanks for letting me get this off my chest.

Slackajawea Slackajawea
36-40, F
4 Responses Mar 2, 2010

Yeah I was cool and AJ until she made this weird statement that made my stomach churn. I remember reading about her wanting to adopt a child, but trying to research to see what would be the right race. Right race? huh? they are children for God's sake. lol Celebrities say the darnest things!

I do so wish I could rate this about 10 points up but I can only raise it one. Our society is sick. I will not listen to any news feed, program or read anything to do with these celebs...you said it all Slackajawea.

I forgot about the Gosselins and they're 8 kids, although I'm not sure how I could since there divorce news is everywhere I turn. Ugh. They deserved each other as far as I was concerned. Mel Gibson kind of disappeared for a few years after his racist tirade during his DUI arrest, but now that he's getting married again he's back. Can't say that I missed him!

I know what you mean and I get tired of hearing Joy Behra, Nacy Grace and Jane Velez-Mictcelle on the show Issues. They rant and rave every night and my boy friend like listening to them, I did at first but I get so tired of it and they go on and on about Brad and Angelina and Tiger, Oh my gosh!!! And Kate with the 8 kids and the Octo Mom. Britney Spears, Charlie Sheen. Mel Gibson. I don't like Mel because he said his wife was going to Hell because she didn't go to the same church he did. They will chase after them and talk badly about them and then when they kill them selves they talk about them like they're a saint. It's terrible how they do and then what about the people that stalk the celebrities and even kill them like the one did John Lennon.