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Old 01-10-2020, 05:56 PM   #41
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Are people really that petty?

Is that a trick question?
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Old 01-10-2020, 06:21 PM   #42
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[QUOTE=CaptTom;2352737]I don't really "get" celebrity worship. Sports figures, actors, politicians, CEO's, whatever. They're all people. Some of them happen to do their jobs very well, and I admire that. But I also admire a teacher or police officer or carpenter who do their jobs well.
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I don't really "get" celebrity worship. Sports figures, actors, politicians, CEO's, whatever. They're all people. Some of them happen to do their jobs very well, and I admire that. But I also admire a teacher or police officer or carpenter who do their jobs well.
Yes, celebrity worship is a point of friction with me also. If I never hear, see another story or image about the Kardashians, it would leave a little band width for science, philosophy or something more meaningful.

There are some exceptions worthy of our collective admiration of course, like John Bogle CEO Vanguard, George Washington, or Jesse Owen's German Olympics, etc. That have gone above and beyond to serve the greater good. But what Kim and Kanye our wearing on the red carpet is the last thing on earth I care about.
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Honestly, I think celebrity worship is mostly a product of nightly news as well as very busy publicity orgs. People would quickly forget them if they weren’t covered all the time.
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When we are born we are all allowed to be private and anonymous. Unless you are born into The Royal Family. Sure, there is wealth, etc but not the right to be a private person. Meghan Markle CHOSE to give up her privacy when she became an actress. Harry never had a choice in the matter. The circumstances of his birth decided things for him.

I read an interview with him once where he talked about how horrible it was when his mother died. He was told he had to walk the funeral route behind the casket with his father, uncle and brother. He was so shattered and had to be brave and out in the public with millions of people watching.

Some people have the personality and temperament to fulfill a role in the royal family. Hopefully William is like that. Maybe Harry isn't and needs privacy and choices in his life.

When William's son, George was born it was big news and he's an adorable kid. But I thought, what a horrible thing to do to a real family. Your child is born and his path in life is already preplanned and all out in the public.
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How could we survive our pathetic, boring little lives if we could not live vicariously through the lives of the celebrities And now that the celebrities are telling us the right way to think when it comes to scientific, social and political issues, we have even more to be thankful for!!!
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When we are born we are all allowed to be private and anonymous. Unless you are born into The Royal Family. Sure, there is wealth, etc but not the right to be a private person. Meghan Markle CHOSE to give up her privacy when she became an actress. Harry never had a choice in the matter. The circumstances of his birth decided things for him.
Right. There are tons of people born to extreme privilege who we've never heard of, and never will. They get to enjoy the benefits of wealth without having the media hiding in the bushes everywhere they go.

But as far as Markle, what did she think was going to happen?
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I'm kind of surprised at the number of people who have posted to comment (brag?) that they have no interest in this subject.

There are plenty of threads on this forum I have zero interest in but I respect that others do & just ignore them.
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Right. There are tons of people born to extreme privilege who we've never heard of, and never will. They get to enjoy the benefits of wealth without having the media hiding in the bushes everywhere they go.

But as far as Markle, what did she think was going to happen?
I've said many times that I wouldn't mind being rich. I just don't want to be famous.
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I don't know how being interested in this story is equal to celebrity worship, but now that I am an expert on British royalty thanks to The Crown (and very interested in whether Queen Elizabeth thinks Claire Foy or Olivia Colman was better at portraying her), I do wonder whether this decision might weaken public support for maintaining the monarchy, and imagine that is on the royals' minds.
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I’m disappointed by the whole decision. Now who’s going to lead the invasion of France?
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You so silly.
William the Conquerer, of course. As soon as his mum croaks.
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Right. There are tons of people born to extreme privilege who we've never heard of, and never will. They get to enjoy the benefits of wealth without having the media hiding in the bushes everywhere they go.

But as far as Markle, what did she think was going to happen?
I don't think she was prepared for the vicious attacks on her race and her child's race .The British press is vicious .
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Frexit.
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I don't think she was prepared for the vicious attacks on her race and her child's race .The British press is vicious .
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Frexit.

Got it. Brexit will lead to Frexit, therefore Megxit is a non-event.
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I've said many times that I wouldn't mind being rich. I just don't want to be famous.
+1 You couldn't pay me to be famous.
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Race aside, how the press treated her deceased mother in law should've been a tipoff.
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