What’s the deal with all the celebrity meltdowns these days? Jimmy Marks notes:
In this new age of connectivity, free-flowing information and self-journalism, celebrities are subject to the same screw-ups and missteps that the rest of us take.
Which never would have happened, as the old folks say, Back in the Day:
Lucille Ball didn’t leave the set of I Love Lucy and start tweeting “RICKY IS SUCH A BAD ACTOR W/ BAD BREAF LOL #stupid #yolo”. And if she could have? She probably wouldn’t have. Fifty years ago, everyone in the world knew better than to threaten the take-home pay with their opinions and their vaunted “personality”.
This must be why I’m still working: I have no personality to vaunt.