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Twitter is the devil. 140 characters certainly makes one think so. The age of social media has exposed celebrities as being undeserving of the pedestals they’ve built their images upon. You can learn a lot about a person in just one tweet and these days, even that’s just too much information.
There used to be a time when stars held a certain aura about them. It was a mystique that added to their presence and was fascinating because fans always wanted to know more. That time has come and gone. In its place is an era where Ke$ha tweets a picture of herself peeing in the streets. Chris Brown posted a picture of himself taking a dump. Rihanna recently uploaded a pics of herself making it rain at a strip club. Don’t even get me started on all the ugly tirades these people go on their Twitter beefs about the most obscure things. Very little has been left to the imagination.
Celebrities have become stunt queens chronicling every last minute of their lives. Their every indulgence has become public consumption. Even their good intentions are an exercise in vanity. The Digital Death Campaign a few years ago had celebrities lying in coffins and declaring themselves dead on social media until enough money was raised for “Keep A Child Alive.” The “dead” quickly rose from their virtual graves and were updating their statuses before the monetary goal was reached. The efforts were undercut by the sheer narcissism. The world wide web still remembers just as it holds onto the memory of Rihanna and Ciara battling it out on Twitter over who could book a stage. And who could forget Chris Brown, Frank Ocean and Tyler the Creator going at it, calling each other b**** a** n****s and apes? There was also the time when even Jennifer Hudson threatened to go Chi-town crazy on a fan. From a purely entertainment standpoint, one could sit in front of their computer screens with a bag of popcorn and just refresh for the next few hours. However, when your antics are what starts to get you page views instead of an actual craft, there’s an issue.
It’s easy to insist that celebrities are upending conventional wisdom by putting their business on front street. They assume control by not pushing a phony perfect image. They’re being real but Dave Chappelle wasn’t lying when he said keeping it real can go wrong. It’s not always the best look; inviting the world into your most personal business and drama just gets the side eye more than a standing ovation. When that does happen, a lot of these stars tend to push back by telling the media to mind its own…even though they made their exploits public.
Beyoncé is called boring because she doesn’t tweet her every bowel movement. She’s only begun utilizing Twitter for professional purposes and is employing Tumblr to share family snapshots. Every star doesn’t need to follow her model and play it safe PG-13 style. At the very least, there should be a happy medium. It seems the more we know, the more some look at celebrities as people they actually know. But for others, the more we know, the less we can take their antics.
In the back of everyone’s minds, we like to think that these stars are just like us. We just don’t always want to see how much.
Stephanie Guerilus is a journalist and author. Follow her @qsteph
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Emily B of “Love and Hip Hop” may have needed to be included on the list of Folks Who Need a Twitter Take Down because even though she doesn’t tweet much, whenever she does it’s usually about Fab, and it’s usually a hot mess.
This weekend, Em hosted a party with Morris Chestnut in Detroit, but despite being in the presence of one of the finest actors around, Emily couldn’t keep her mind off of her man—if we can call him that—Fabulous. After tweeting a few pics with Morris, she uploaded the pic above, saying: “Yall ladies can have Morris I have my Fantasy man..hehe”
I really don’t care what u think.. Everyone deserves a second chance….The picture was meant to be funny.. Y’all are miserable.. lol…
Maybe I shouldn’t do a 3rd season cuz y’all don’t appreciate my honesty.. I didn’t have to tell y’all my story period….Anyway y’all not about to make me lose my religion on a Sunday..lol. #Imout
And thank u to the rest of u.. The ones who always support me.. I love u more than u know
Second chance? Maybe. Nine years of chances? #Ionknow
Emily went on to tweet a line from one of Fab’s songs, “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing,” before she was totally out, saying:
But her loyalty keep her from them other boys Let em holla, she just gonna exist above the noise ..
It’s too bad her loyalty doesn’t keep him from them other girls; and sorry, but he doesn’t even look interested in this pic.
I’m sure Emily wasn’t serious about not returning for a third season of “Love and Hip Hop,” but if she did leave her departure would be one of several from the looks of the reunion show. They might have to pull together an entirely new cast.
What do you think? Are you still interested in hearing about Emily and Fab’s love story or are you over it?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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