I’m not even going to say their names but just know, that I want them off my t.v. and the cover of all the magazines at the grocery store. My husband expressed a similar sentiment the other day and used some very ‘choice’ words while doing so. Yes, their show was cute at first and it was fascinating to watch people with 8 kids, 6 born at the same time but now? With all the craziness in their lives (and honestly, I DON’T really care who’s at fault at this point), it’s SO over as far as I’m concerned. I’m tired of her weirdo haircut and his smug mug smoking cigarettes and looking like a louse of a father. Enough already. Buh-bye.
I watched most of the VMAs the other night only because my friends on twitter made me do it. So yes, I saw Kanye’s ridiculousness along with Lady Gaga’s and her crazy, weird outfits. Is this what we’ve come to now? People have to be just OUTRAGEOUS to get attention and even pretend to hang themselves on stage at an AWARDS show? I know, sure she’s an artist, blah, blah, blah. I can appreciate that as a past performer myself. But isn’t she just a skosh over the top? Like I tweeted, I’d take Madonna and her pointy cone bra over all that junk any day. Ah the good ole days…
The show did redeem itself a little by having Taylor Swift perform her song with CLASS. At least there was that.
And on another pop culture note, there are people who are “celebrities” (using the term VERY lightly) these days that I don’t even understand WHY OH WHY they are famous or sought after or even where the hell they came from. Like the Kardashian people. I mean really, WHO are you?????? And why do you have a show in which you are texting on your blackberry while your sister is in jail for DWI? And why in the world do I care??? (p.s. I just saw a preview for that, did NOT actually watch it…)
Sometimes I sit back and see all this stuff and think about it and wonder, “Why is ANYONE watcthing this stuff?” when we have HUGE problems in this world that need to be addressed and these people are clogging up the air waves with their full-on silliness and self-absorbed lives. That’s why I truly respect people like Brad and Angelina who are actually out there, helping others and don’t get caught up in all this other junk. Oh and not to mention, they actually have talent.
I’m kinda blaming a lot of this on the phenomenon that is the reality show. It really is crazy, isn’t it? How we can sit mesmerized by OTHER people’s (edited) lives. Sure, it can be a desired escape from our own lives at times but personally, except for American Idol (hey, we all have our vices), I’m pretty much done with that genre of t.v. Ok fine, I’ll be watching Dancing with the Stars too but only for the dancing. I do love the dancing.
But these shows like “The REAL Housewives of New York” make me want to puke. There is absolutely NOTHING real about their “house wife”ness at. all. PLEASE!!! Come on over to my house and film me with my makeup-less face, swollen feet and hand covered in toddler snot. Yeah, I dare you. Not glamorous at all, is it? That’s because it’s ACTUAL REAL REALITY. But that’s not nearly as enticing, now is it?
And I blame the”No-you-are-not-really-talented-in-any-way-but-your-daddy-has-alot-of-money-and-so-you-mingle-with-ACTUAL-celebrities-and-get-noticed” phenomenon on Paris Hilton and for that I despise her. She may not have been the pioneer but she’s the best example I can think of at this time.
I really wish some of these people would just go away. Is that so wrong?
Okay, I’m done ranting. For now.
*This post has been brought to you by a tired, cranky pregnant woman who is just really ready to have her body back and to meet her baby girl. Thank you for reading, if you did.