The Cult of Celebrity

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I idolized people. I idolized celebrities. I was unaware that I was doing that. So, in that part, I was to blame. However, if celebrities take advantage of their fans by manipulating them with any type of agenda such as political or ideological, I believe that is wrong.

When someone is famous they usually say I have a platform to share some information or promote a cause. That is my responsibility to use my platform to do some good.

What I have been awoken to is the fact that you have to all agree with the celebrity or Hollywood. You cannot have your own opinion. You cannot think for yourself. If you do you are shunned.

Why must all celebrities think alike and belong to one particular political party. Why can there not be dissent?

Hollywood celebrity is one that does not tolerate dissent. If you do you are kicked out of the group, much like when you were in high school.

This is why I deem Hollywood and the celebrity (I’m not saying all celebrities)… A Cult.

I understand that everyone is free to disagree with me because if I say that you’re not free to disagree with me then I’m like a cult leader.

Perhaps I take high control groups and cults too seriously and maybe I see them everywhere. Maybe that’s the results of being somewhat abused and in one of these groups. It could also be my own codependency. My own lack of being able to stand up for myself and what I believe.  Being too afraid to be myself…that I acquiesce to the wishes of the group.

The reason that people came to America and founded it was that they wanted the freedom to believe and think what they wanted. But what is America becoming? Are you really allowed to think for yourself?

I really feel strongly that we should be able to express our opinions in a respectful way and not tear each other down just because we don’t agree.

I love America. But my first allegiance will always have to be to my Creator, God. I know I digress.

But what I really want people to know and think about is to think about why you do things. I really want you to think about how you ARE being influenced by what is coming into your eyes and ears.

I just want people to be critical thinkers. Because I was so naïve and oblivious for so long. I’m not saying that all powerful people are evil and are oppressors. But what I am saying is to look at the people that are in charge, any people, no matter who they may be and consider what they are saying, think about it critically.

It is important to speak up. But what I’ve learned is that it’s best heard when it said in a respectful manner.

I used to think so highly of people. I used to think so highly of celebrities. I thought they were so special and I wanted to be one so badly. But somehow the veil has been torn for my eyes and I can see now. Celebrities are people just like me. They are not gods or even demigods. They are definitely not the Almighty God! (If you believe in God.)

Celebrities have just been given some incredible abilities to do certain things and they have been given those abilities by God though they may not acknowledge that. This is just my opinion. Feel free to disagree with me. There is no guru. I am no guru nor do I wish to be. I just have a lot of pent-up feelings to express! 😊

In closing, I just want to encourage you to pay attention to what is going on inside of you, if you find yourself being overly impressed with some high-profile person.  Don’t give yourself over to them.  Still listen to the quiet voice inside of you. That is all.

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Other types of Cults…

Here are some thoughts for today.  What other types of groups could be considered cultish?

  • Political parties
  • The Government
  • MLM (Multi-level-Marketing Groups)
  • Hollywood (as a whole or individual celebrities can by drawing large crowds manipulate/ influence people who idolize them)

Groups are created because like-minded people get together with a common goal.  I am no cult expert, but when members within the group are forced to think and act creepily alike to me that feels like a cult.  When dissenting options are not allowed…that feels like a cult.

My husband always gives me a funny look when I mention cults. I don’t know. He just does.  But I have the right to my own opinions!  And he has his and no, we don’t always agree. 🙂

What do you think?