Sunday, June 12, 2005

Always Public

I can't imagine what it must feel like to be famous and so everything you do is scrutinized in the press and by mobs of strangers.

For instance, Kylie Minogue's recent bout with cancer. It must be excruiating enough to experience what she did, but then to have it be so public, to have to worry about your privacy and safety in the hospital, to have everyone telling you their 2 cents and just to have go through every thing so publicly.

Same with all these movie star couples' marriages, affairs, divorces. I can't imagine how vulnerable they must feel. Imagine reading something about your lover having an affair and it's the first YOU hear of it and it ends up being fiction, it can't be easy.

How did we get to the point where we believe these people belong to US and not to themselves and they don't deserve some privacy? It's really sick. Surely it's a measure of how dull our lives are.