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Celebrities can be cringe too

What happens when the cult of celebrity is no longer deeply rooted?

Celebrities can be cringe too What happens when the cult of celebrity is no longer deeply rooted?

The cult of celebrities as charming and inspiring personalities that enter our daily lives as friendly guests was born in a contemporary sense on August 1, 1981, with the launch of MTV. It quickly became the go-to entertainment channel, initially focused on the music world, but later transformed into a full-fledged brand of pop-culture, allowing numerous viewers to experience a taste of fame. The channel's objective was to transmit as many music videos as possible – which became public online only in the 2000s – delighting people, who gradually began to imprint the faces of their favorite singers in their minds. Twenty years later, the channel introduced various reality shows targeted at a teenage or young adult audience, contributing to the aura surrounding the world of celebrities.

Is the cycle of celebrity culture coming to an end?

Since the '80s, additional years, trends, and new personalities have undoubtedly satisfied our thirst for gossip, but the celebrity cult cycle has reached a point where we are aware of their mistakes and forgettable moments, just as we are aware of our own and those of the people closest to us. Certainly, the situation is very different from the '70s, from phenomena like Woodstock when everything revolved around gathering with the celebrities of that time.

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Ultimately, the celebrities of our era are increasingly perceived as ordinary people, as they candidly share their problems on social media or in intimate interviews, often relating to the personal biographies of their audience. It's easy to see how this "deification" is fading; the characters that captured people's attention continue to influence their habits and customs, but they are not the sole influencers. Thanks to social media, especially TikTok, setting trends is not just an activity reserved for stars. Think about the fashion sector, and how the style choices of numerous singers heavily influenced the early 2000s fashion, which is no longer exclusive to celebrities.

The most cringe moments of celebrities

How does this gradual expression of anti-perfectionism come about in the celebrities we follow most assiduously? First of all, it's not hard to see that there are edits on the internet that show the most human moments of the personalities in question, or at least a kind of moral elevation that makes us perceive the person we see on the other side of the screen as a human being in the flesh.

Emily Ratajkowski and Harry Styles kissing

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This is the case of the mysterious video that shook the minds and fans of Emily Ratajkowski a few months ago: she and Harry Styles were spotted passionately kissing against the doors of a car in the streets of Tokyo, which is not surprising as most agreed that the video is too embarrassing to watch.

The comments about the embarrassment of the scene are not long in coming, starting with the dismantling of the technology of what has been the sex symbol of exception in recent years. Unfortunately, as in any group of girlfriends, news circulates... if it were not that in this case it is a global exposure not indifferent and have the reputation of "bad kissers" is not the best of stories. The fact remains that, as many have commented, they could be any couple at the exit of a nightclub, so what's the big deal?

Selena Gomez and her digs

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It's been Selena Gomez's turn again for a few days now, but this time she's not the victim of drama, but of her own voice. His fans have unearthed a compilation of videos in which Gomez repeatedly stresses that she's single, creating various video gags that, according to some, seem a bit like the equivalent of someone throwing shots at their ex in Instagram stories for repetitiveness.

Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian's kissing

But what's more unpleasant than a couple who can not stand to make out in front of you without it for a second? Perhaps nothing. In fact, Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian have never been out of the crosshairs, they seem to be on their eternal honeymoon and have just announced their pregnancy. The couple have gained something of a reputation for their excessive - and shameless - make-out sessions everywhere, and even overdo it in front of the cameras of the reality show TV, of which they are co-stars. They do not let the comments of those who are ashamed of them stop them, but it is a situation we have all witnessed in our lives.

Celebrity reuse also goes through the tears of Bella Hadid

Another example, but one that fits this article, is Bella Hadid. The supermodel has been going through tough times in recent months as the disease she suffers from, Lyme disease, gives her no peace. The demonstration of the humanisation of celebrities also takes place through posts in which Bella is vulnerable and in trouble. Photos with make-up on, in tears, with drops and in pyjamas show that even a world we adore and envy can have negative effects that are typical of the real world. In her candid interview with Vogue, she spoke about the difficulty of living this dehumanisation: "There were people online who said: you have a wonderful life. And I was like, how can I complain? I always felt like I had no right to complain, which meant I had no right to get help, which was my first problem".


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So these are the first hints of the rapprochement between people and celebrities that the world of social media gives away, showing aspects that we might not otherwise see. Unfortunately, some of them would be better kept secret.