To be really honest, for people like us leading regular lives, we feel that celebrities set an example for us; or rather we keep them as examples for ourselves. We get fanatic over them and at times this fanaticism transforms itself into an eccentricity and obsession, there are die-hard fans of these celebrities. We feel that they are really lucky to be the owners of such immense amounts of wealth, we get attracted to their glittery lives, try to imitate their style and the fashion trends set up by them.
So, in short, celebrities serve as outlets for us from our regular drudgery. We become curious to know about their personalities off the screen.
We do not realize that we are almost worshipping them as idols. But have we ever really wondered what their lives actually are like behind the camera? We all think that celebrities love attention and publicity and they are lucky to enjoy them too. We get our lives intricately intertwined with the lives we fantasize them to lead and this fantasy of ours provides food and material for the media to manipulate on to get viewership for their channels and the celebrities are the ones to bear the brunt of it.
The representatives of the media go out on a hunting campaign on the personal life of a celebrity and bring out a fabricated and sensational story about him or her in the newspaper of the very next day. We, the regular people get sensationalized by them. But we forget in the midst of all these that the celebrities are human beings too and despite the immense amount of popularity that they enjoy, they too desire a private life of their own like we all do.
All of us remember the tragic death of Princess Diana due to her car accident and we know that the responsibility of its occurrence lies mainly with the paparazzi photographers who were stalking her to catch the private moment of Princess Diana with her then boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, who was begotten by an Egyptian billionaire. This incident is an example of how the safety of the celebrities is threatened because of our deadly obsession with them and the role of the shameful media. The celebrities have to almost hide and cannot even come out in the open and go out on friendly dates with their near and dear ones because of the fear of the unwanted attention that they may incur. So, the simplest things of life are not possible with these celebrities because of the fear of being stalked by an invisible camera.
The celebrities have to overcome too many problems in their lives and they always have to be cautious about not getting defamed by the media in front of the public because the simplest of their deeds may acquire a hugely negative stature in the hands of the media. So, now we know that there is a huge difference between the reel and the reality of the celebrities. Just as the lives of any human being, their lives are also not smooth because they have to work hard to constantly live up to the expectations of the public and on top of that they have to deal with the paparazzi.
Their off-screen lives are mainly governed by anxiousness because people have this curiosity to know every single detail about them behind the camera and this curiosity serves as a juicy bone for the media.