The glitz, glamour, and fame are something that so many people dream of. Commoners would probably say that the only way to live a splendid life in a snap is either they win a lottery or enter the world of showbiz. Sure, there is the money, limited-edition cars, mansion houses, and the adulation of fans that fame could offer.
Then again, is it all worth it?
Considering the deaths of famous icons like Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Anthony Bourdain, and other celebrities that we tragically lost to mental illness, we start to ask ourselves whether or not these stars were able to live a life they truly wanted.
The truth is that there are as many downsides as the obvious perks of fame. Whilst we see them enjoying the lavish life and being able to do their passion, at the end of the day, celebrities are only human beings like the rest of us who get hurt, lonely, and frustrated. As reality goes, let us look into the advantages and disadvantages of being a celebrity.
Perks of Being Famous
Lots and lots of Money
Let’s start off with the most obvious benefit that famous celebrities can avail: fame brings an overflowing fortune. There’s no hiding that famous stars are generally rich. They live in mansion houses maintained by numerous servants, they spend their vacations at their own villas, they have the newest limited edition cars, they can afford to buy designer bags and clothes, and most of all, they don’t need to worry about paying bills that are a thousand miles beyond an average Joe’s expenses.
Being recognized by millions of people gives celebrities an atypical power that puts them in great advantage. Celebrity management companies are making sure their stars receive special treatments everywhere they go, take the front row seats at award nights and even walk into private clubs and get table reservations for free.
Fans, followers, worshippers — whatever you call them — only stars can have millions of supporters around the world who love and adore them for their beauty, talent and fame. A strong fandom that shares a celebrity’s success and sorrow is what keeps them shining. Without these ever-supportive fans, none of these stars would stay accomplished in their field.
Downsides of Being Famous
With paparazzis and stalkers everywhere, having zero privacy is a no-brainer downside of fame. Celebrities cannot spend a random walk in the park nor buy a coffee without expecting a group of people to block their way for the sake of photos and autographs. Even dating becomes a real challenge because it’s not like supporters are all meant to be happy for you.
There is no way celebrities can hide anything from the people. Everyone (including Google) knows every single detail of their lives. Once they have entered the limelight, celebrities have to accept the fact that it’s not just their life anymore but it’s everyones.
Quick Judgments and Rumours
With rumors blowing up, it’s so easy for everyone to throw judgments and say foul words without even knowing the real story behind the issues. Because people generally love to talk about celebs, most of the stories and internet hoaxes can ofttimes have a negative impact on the lives of famous personalities.
Image to Protect at All times
Some celebrities would love to party all night, do a lot of crazy stuff and enjoy the company of their showbiz and non-showbiz friends but they choose not to. Why? Celebrities have a reputation to protect that they CANNOT mess up even for once. One mistake and they could lose everything they have worked on.