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Celebrities and our Societal Sickness

What’s good yall? Hope all my peers heading back to school this week and next have a good semester. Mine is cool. Might have to sell a kidney for these books, but you know… God provides.

Anywho this week we’re going to talk about our treatment of celebrities. In light of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s daughter that has just arrived. Congratulations to them. And all ‘at.

BUT

Why’re we so obsessed with celebrities? It’s becoming a societal sickness. Just because these people entertain us, why do we have a right to obsess about their personal lives… as if they’re any different from ours? An actress, a singer… It’s a job and you’ll be in the spotlight, (ideally for your talent but I believe it should stop there). I mean, nobody’s job should be an excuse to stalk them. Do you know about your local grocery cashier’s personal life?  Are our lives that dissatisfying? That we have to glue ourselves to TMZ, E!, Twitter, Fbook and whatever other medium to find out that both Common and Drake (ALLEGEDLY) f-cked Serena Williams?

Granted WE aren’t the only ones to blame. (Some) Celebrities do put themselves out there.. too much in my personal opinion. I enjoy Jimmy and Tip’s reality shows (well.. not really, i just watch cause everyone else does.. ) but do we really need to be THAT far in your business… I mean, to the point that you’re having a conversation with your mom and you’re crying? Or when Tip and Tiny was about to get it on… (*throws up*) Why do cameras need to be there for EVERYTHING? !

Especially when we don’t concern ourselves with things that’re REALLY important. There are presidential candidates who disagree with Civil Rights legislation (and i’m talking de-segregation legislation, not gay marriage). One believes that black people had a better family structure during enslavement…  Little girls in the Congo are being sold. Women in Saudi Arabia are fighting for the right to drive! And thousands of us are on twitter talking about Beyonce and Jay-Z’s little girl.

What’s the big f-cking deal?

Jay-Z and Beyonce got married had sex and a baby popped out of her vagina 9 months later. What’s special about that? It happens every day; Literally, every day. Yea, they’re famous. They’re rich, I love all of the music each of them put out. But am I not sick for being excited about a baby from a couple I’ve never met? New life is great. But B and Jay’s child isn’t any more special than middle class folk’s baby… but our society treats this baby like Jesus just came out.

I really think WE need to evaluate the pedestal that we put celebrities on and take a few notches out of them. At the end of the day, They’re people and we should give them the same privacy that we’d want for our lives. Especially celebrities who are intentionally private like the Carters. When you invite people in your personal life, you invite the hoes into your bed.. Think about it!

What do you think?

-CK

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“Every nigga that gets locked up ain’t Mandela.. ”

Whats up yall? Hope this Hump day finds you Happy and Humped.

Today I’m going to talk about how we get real tolerant of certain crimes when they’re singers, actors or athletes.

The latest figure that I guess inspired this week’s topic is the crew at Penn State. While Paterno wasn’t involved in any of the abuse, he did know and therefore got fired. I wasn’t surprised that “JoePa” knew about abuse or that he didn’t tell anyone, I’m surprised that hundreds of students got mad enough to go riot. I love sports.  I go to UofL so I know how important college sports are… but if Charlie Strong was caught doing something like Sandusky was, I’m not rioting for his job just because he wins football games. He abused a child…

Are sports more important than the mental and physical well being of children in that community? At what point do we say ‘ok, enough is enough.. i’m a fan, but that sh-t was fucked up’… Sandusky was a grown ass man butt naked in the shower with a CHILD. JoePa new about it and tried to cover it up. We know the reasons for him covering up were selfish but what if he had gone and told? His legacy would look ALOT better right now, #imho

Example #2.

Chris Brown. He fucked Rhianna UP. Her face was horrible when he got done with her. That nigga twit pic’d his domestic violence class certificate and bitches was all proud of him. #noand! Chris has plenty of female fans Rhianna’s age and younger and all of the sudden people learn what forgiveness is when he beats her like she’s a man? I’m a Christian so I do believe in forgiveness and second chances, but we also believe in consequences to actions.

Rihanna's face after Chris

I enjoy Chris Brown’s music. My vagina called his name when he did that performance with Ciara on the BET awards. But what he did was wrong and forgiveness should’ve been WAYYY delayed. Too many excuses were made for Chris and Rhianna took wayy too much of the blame. The fans should’ve been able to identify with Rhianna more than with Chris… and THEN when he threw a temper tantrum on Good Morning America? What a big baby! THATS when I knew we had let Chris off the hook too soon.

Who’s a good third example…

We could talk about all these rappers that we trying to ‘free’. It was Boosie’s birthday yesterday. #FreeBoosie popped up on my newsfeed and time lines once again yesterday. There are a few problems with these rappers who get locked up… You have money and influence, why’re you still doing broke nigga shit? That’s the thing. You hafta take the hood out of a nigga, while taking that nigga out of the hood. I’m digressing…

Futhermore, these niggas break the law. Wayne, T.I. and Boosie all broke the law. What about those of us who know people in jail that have been wrongly convicted, or those of us who have had friends murdered and their murderers didn’t see any consequences?  As a part of both of these groups, I think its offensive to scream Free Boosie when he was involved in someone’s murder, and when I have a close relative in jail right now simply because he could’t afford a good attorney.

We have to think about what we support when we continue to support people who have murdered, abused children and men who’ve beat women. What is that saying about what we’ll tolerate? Murder’s cool long as it isn’t one of my friends. Fuck all the little boys you want as long as you have a successful football program. Beat ya girl all you want as long as you can dance…

Wrong is wrong is WRONG!

Yall have any other examples for me? What about females that we elevate and tolerate just because they’re attractive? Kim K, Amber Rose? Flood my comments!

-CK

 

 

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