Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Celebrity Deaths = Death of Celebrity




My theory surrounding all these celeb deaths in 2016 is that we are reaching a time in human development when celebrities have no power anymore. There is no magic in being a star these days compared to in the past. So they are ending up like woolly mammoths and becoming extinct. Their magic cycle has ended.

Look at the sheer numbers, and intensity of the celebs who came out to support Hillary Clinton - she had virtually the entire global entertainment industry behind her - and she still lost to Trump in a crushing, humiliating defeat. The stars who were crying when she lost, were, in actuality, mourning their own extinction.

The writing has been on the wall for a long time. Firstly, it was with shows like Big Brother, and then social media making everyone less obscure. The power of the classic Hollywood-style celeb stars is over. They have served their function. New archetypes are required for a new age.

This is why they are all dying regardless of age, gender and health in seemingly high numbers in recent times. The 27 Club has widened its range. There will more and more celebrity slaughters in the coming years. Many will be shocking and surprising. Many suicides. Murders too. Evolution of the psyche is unavoidable.

Get used to a world were being a "luminary" means being in a box in the ground more than being on the stage or screen.

Eventually, every man and woman becomes a star.

11 comments:

  1. Well Thomas sometimes I very much ponder over what you say, but not this time. You have a unique and clear way of looking at things and this is a great article. Happy Gregorian New Year ��

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  2. All the very best Thomas, much resonance of late :)
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  3. It is the amount of influential people, like Muhammad Ali and Bowie that surprised me. I had a theory that it was some kind of payoff for a mass awakening, humanity had to pay a most to the grand reaper for the magic. That costs was the mass of artists who died. Yes, the celebrities are losing power.

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  4. Personally I've never understood why people go crazy for celebrities. They are just people and a good chunk are not good people.

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  5. Also, with reality tv shows, anyone can become a 'celebrity'. The more 'celebrities' are created the more 'celebrity' deaths there will be.

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  6. It would appear that the glam of celebrity has been lifted for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. The result of natural forces of convergence and dissolution that manifest themselves towards the end of an age or aeon, perhaps. Or, something else entirely unexpected.

    non omne quod nitet aurum est

    Cheers.

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  7. As goes mainstream media, so goes mainstream celebrity...

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  8. Imagine celebs trying to drive war bonds these days? No flowers, just stones.

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  9. Imagine celebs driving war bonds these days? No flowers, just stones.

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  10. Celebrities and the phenomenon of the "celebrity" lost power in an exact inversely proportional relationship to the extent that celebrities abandoned "reticence". Most people do not even know what that means these days. It means, more or less, keeping most of one's thoughts, action and life private. It was a desire or a willingness to withhold information. It is modesty in a sense, but much more than modesty. It was considered a virtue that everyone should exercise. Those days are over now. Tabloids and media show every inch of a celebrity's body-with the celebrity's blessing or feigned unwillingness. Celebrities spill endless amount of drivel about themselves, what their fears are , what their desires are, how difficult their childhood was, their emotional scars etc. They are in desperate need to seek attention and fake closeness with others, by spilling everything they can think of or invent about themselves. What they forgot is what one gives away so freely, soon has no value. They are no longer real people but fakes that follow a script of accepted thoughts, traumas, hurts, desires etc. as long as those things are approved of, as long as they are politically correct. IT has become so bad that fat women now show as much disgusting skin as possible, in order to get a natural reaction of revulsion from others, so that they can claim victimhood-which today is the ultimate form of celebrity.

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  11. Celebrities and the phenomenon of the "celebrity" lost power in an exact inversely proportional relationship to the extent that celebrities abandoned "reticence". Most people do not even know what that means these days. It means, more or less, keeping most of one's thoughts, action and life private. It was a desire or a willingness to withhold information. It is modesty in a sense, but much more than modesty. It was considered a virtue that everyone should exercise. Those days are over now. Tabloids and media show every inch of a celebrity's body-with the celebrity's blessing or feigned unwillingness. Celebrities spill endless amount of drivel about themselves, what their fears are , what their desires are, how difficult their childhood was, their emotional scars etc. They are in desperate need to seek attention and fake closeness with others, by spilling everything they can think of or invent about themselves. What they forgot is what one gives away so freely, soon has no value. They are no longer real people but fakes that follow a script of accepted thoughts, traumas, hurts, desires etc. as long as those things are approved of, as long as they are politically correct. IT has become so bad that fat women now show as much disgusting skin as possible, in order to get a natural reaction of revulsion from others, so that they can claim victimhood-which today is the ultimate form of celebrity.

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