Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Famous & Stupid: Reality Irresponsibly
Gone are the days when people achieve actual success and CELEBRITY follows as a result, now anyone can get famous and success is an after thought. Accomplishments was what used to get one famous, however this modern YOUTUBE & Celebreality Matrix has young people growing up wanting to curse and fight their way into fame and may be as a result they can buy a Bentley. Yes, it's a great thing that anyone can showcase their vocal abilities and other rare talents to an instant international audience, and there are a lot of talented people on YOUTUBE who deserve the fame, but much of what gets glory these days is the Antoine Dodson's and Nene Leakes of the world. I'm not even going to touch the race issue. The fact that much of the bafoonery comes from the African American stereotype's of classless uneducated trash, niggers fighting to the death, pulling weaves off, "hiding kids and wives" and banging pans together to become a legend in the Bad Girls Club. As Oprah Winfrey exits stage right, the television becomes almost completely absent of Black women of class. Wendy Williams gossips about celebrities while resembling a drag queen blow up doll, a funny lady with a degree or two, but silicon and weave don't exactly help the image. Star Jones would be a great person for young girls to emulate had it not been for the SLAVE MASTERS MOUTHPIECE Nene Leakes who tears down the intelligence and accomplishments of a professional Black woman any chance she can get. It's almost like she was strategically placed there in a show of stereotype and belittlement of the Michelle Obama's of the world & those striving to become it. Yes, Nene Leakes, an ex stripper with limited education arrives on the silver screen to curse out other black women in The Real Housewives of Atlanta, only to do further damage by lightening her skin with make up and getting a nose job to look more European. She behaves this way on a national stage in front of the eyes of her adolescent son who no doubt has to go to school every day to taunts and judgments. Often unprovoked, racially ashamed glorified hoodrat, stereotype extraordinaire, Nene acted on cue in the reality show's shes starred in, making the invisible puppet masters proud. "At some point, Nene attacked all the black women on the show and scared the other women to death with her aggressive approach," stated Star Jones to Hip Hollywood about her experience with Leakes on Celebrity Apprentice. In a nutshell what Jones said is like most Black women on TV these days, Leakes hated on the other Black women and their accomplishments while making the Whites fearful of her. Effectively, this ongoing placement of loud mouth sista's, sets an environment in the real world for Whites to be fearful of the angry Black woman and to negatively view the culture as self hating, not unified and lower class and even if you find a Black woman of esteem and education, there will be a hoodrat a few feet behind her. A few hoodrats on TV is fine, yes they do exist in real life, but for them to be the diva's while the Dr.'s play backup singer, is unacceptable. What we need is more substance, sophistication, diversity and hard work reflected on television. Children need to understand that it's ok to dream of being famous, but it's not ok to think it should be easy to get there. Hard work, education and dedication are what should illustrate your obituary. No matter the race, the world is dumbing itself down, pop culture shouldn't be popcorn eating entertainment alone, it should be engaging, progressive and clever. The accomplished lawyer, Phaedra Parks
has an outstanding resume, though it was ruined by her participation on a show that dumbs her down and associates her with the gold digging sisterhood of haters such as Nene Leakes and Sherre Whitfield. Yes we have Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, white stupid and famous for being famous, and the overarching concern I have is that there is an unrealistic and irresponsibly damaging focus on the superficial, random, controversial and entertaining celebrity. What the rose colored glasses don't let you see is that, What fame comes quick fades into obscurity even faster. I am guilty for watching shows like Bad Girls Club, Real Housewives, Celebrity Apprentice (though "CA" is about charity after all) and I admit I love the bafoonery of YOUTUBE, but as a humanity that is here to evolve and diversify itself increasingly over time, it seems that we are devolving, at least in our portrayal of ourselves. The questions I have is, If anyone can get famous, what is special about fame anymore? Does every loud mouth sass box deserve success? And is it ok to broadcast stereotypes because your filming a "REALITY"?