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Who really cares about Lohan, Beiber?Posted Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at 2:14 PM
I was scanning through The Associated Press' top news, and read through stories about the attacks in Homs in Syria, 9/11 families suing New York City and Pakistan boosting trades with India.
The headlines that struck me as out of place were "Lindsay Lohan returns to court, may return to jail" and later that day a story about Justin Beiber's alleged "baby mama drama."
It didn't intrigue me by any means. In fact, I made a point not to click the links because honestly, who cares?
News-oriented publications should leave the drama up to the collections of magazines that make a mockery of journalism.
Sure these people are celebrities and live the high life (sometimes more literally than others, in Lohan's case), but why do we try to immerse ourselves in their personal lives?
I know a lot of guys that father babies and won't take responsibility -- as well as of ladies that are sure they know who their baby's daddy is and are wrong -- but they don't make headlines.
These celebrities are already in the spotlight by starring in movies, producing hit music, and making the covers of magazines.
I don't care who is breaking up, and who cheated on whom. In fact, most of the time I have problems keeping up with my own friends and family.
I just want to know what celebrities are going to do to entertain me next.
That is the job of actors and actresses, right?
There is so much going on in the world, but so many people are more concerned with how a celebrity had a mental breakdown because his or her life is just so difficult.
Go ahead and shave your head, Britney, then start up a miraculous come back. All I am concerned about is if the song playing on my radio is head-bobbing worthy.
It may seem cruel to not care about these people's problems, but they are no different than the rest of us.
They have friends and families to confide their issues to.
If I were to drown in drug issues and be sent to prison for cocaine people would just call me a failure.
If I blamed a hard life on delving into drugs or alcohol people would tell me there are other options, and to get help.
Instead, we feed these celebrities' need for attention by focusing on the wrong-doings in their lives.
While most people read about Lindsay and her dad going to jail, I am actually going to learn something about world culture.
Sabrina is a staff writer for the Greene County Daily World. She can be reached by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 847-4487.
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