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ever since I got angry about alex kapranos I’ve been wondering why I’ve had such a strong reaction to what are ultimately relatively minor things

and I think I realize now that it’s because I no longer think being a celebrity is about merely being an occasionally public figure

especially since we here on tumblr are exposed to an enormous amount of  contemporary celebrity culture, I think we see firsthand that many celebrities are deeply uncomfortable with celebrity culture, idolization/infatuation, and the obligations of fame. and this is a weird pickle because on one hand you have incredible incursions on your privacy but at the same time you have what would, in a pre-global world, be a totally unheard amount of engagement and interest in your work and that opens up so many more resources and makes much more ambitious work possible

but many celebrities have a really interesting response to it - they choose not to feel victimized by it, and instead remind themselves that what they actually have is an enormous platform. A platform that can be used to mobilize thousands and millions for efforts towards positive change

this is what I’d call negotiating and subverting celebrity culture for good - take the fact that people will listen to what you have to say just because of who you are and milk it. See the potential in a fanbase’s voraciousness and channel that into something genuinely productive

frankly, being handed an audience of thousands or millions and not trying to do this is something I don’t really understand. I guess the bottom line is that I’m no longer really interested in celebrities who aren’t willing to see their perverse position in society as a mantle for a certain amount of social responsibility

has everyone seen this graph
according to this graph the money making game should go paul=>nick=>bob=>kaprand and also blackpool-illuminati should be fucking loaded

has everyone seen this graph

according to this graph the money making game should go paul=>nick=>bob=>kaprand and also blackpool-illuminati should be fucking loaded

Mr Orgasm and Krautboy have since become Mr Existential Crisis and Erdbeerman how the times change