Rhea of Sunshine: celebrities


Morgan Kong

In this weekly column, Wingspan staff reporter Rhea Advani provides her take on a variety of topics.

Rhea Advani, Staff Reporter

Sometimes it feels like we care about what the Kardashians are up to rather than our own families. Something people don’t understand is that celebrities are normal people. Everyone looks up to them as if they’re saints or something similar. But this isn’t the case.

Why do we idolize these celebrities so much? Each and every person in this world has a talent of their own. For some people, their talent is posing and looking good, or acting well in movies. But there is nothing special about celebrities. Some people make it their lifelong mission to meet their favorite celebrities before they die. But why? 

Famous people are just people. They breathe the same oxygen and release the same carbon dioxide. They hydrate their bodies with the same water we drink, and fuel their bodies with the same food we eat. Just as we have feelings, anxieties, and overthink our problems, they do as well. But we don’t compare our lives with everyone we meet, so we should stop doing this with celebrities. 

They have different talents and took a different path in life however, this doesn’t mean we should praise them and treat them like gods. Obviously, watching a TV show for entertainment is normal, but being obsessed with a human who has similar characteristics as us, doesn’t make sense.