When I was a kid I loved movie stars. I cut their photos out of movie magazines (that's what we had back in my day) and taped them to my closet doors. (Only place mom allowed me to do it.)
Our family went to the movies every Friday night. Sometimes I went to matinees with my friends.
My father worked for Paramount and loved to tell us how awful different stars we liked really were--how they acted on and off the set, how they treated anyone they thought a bit lower in status than they were, lack of morals and so on. At that time, I didn't really care--and probably thought my dad was exaggerating.
In case you misunderstand, I do believe everyone has a right to their own opinion. But what galls me is to hear a big name movie star speak out on TV like he is an expert about--you name it, politics, global warming, religion, family, the economy, how to fix whatever our problems are or he or she thinks they may be.
Thanks to all the magazines we have now, we know that my dad was right, most of these people don't behave on or off the set, and have an alarming lack of morals. Frankly, I wonder about some of their intelligence. Just because someone has a beautiful face, body, talent that doesn't necessarily equal brains. (If you want to know the truth, I feel the same way about most of the politicians.)
For instance, what right does someone who lives in a big house (and probably owns more than one) with who knows how many big screen TVs and other appliances that use up all kinds of electricity and drive and own multiple cars, and maybe fly his or her own airplane wherever they want to go, to tell me or you that we need to conserve, start walking instead of driving, well you get the idea.
None of these folks live in the real world--the world we all live in. They have no understanding of the problems the rest of us face in our day-to-day lives.
I've gotten it off my chest and I feel much better.
Might as well let me know what really bugs you.