When You’re A Celebrity, Everyone Knows Who You Are

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…Except When They Don’t.

Being famous has its perks. You generally get paid lots of money, get seated at the front of most restaurants and all things being equal, more people want to have sex with you than they would a less-well-known version of yourself.

It also has a few drawbacks, like how you can’t rob banks anymore and how many random people introduce themselves to you on the street. It’s the latter where things can go strangely wrong, because a lot of the time, celebrities might not be “famous” famous…but more “recognizable” famous.

This puts celebrities themselves in an awkward position, where most want to be polite and cool as possible with the fans of their work…but having to endure a whole lot of small-talk with people who don’t like them for who they are at all but just want to be close to fame in the hopes that it might rub off on them.

That said, don’t feel too badly for stars of film and TV (or the Internet for that matter). First, putting up with the ignorant masses is a small price to pay the paychecks they command. Second, Oscar Wilde said it best:

“There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”

Though in the 21st century, it can probably be paraphrased “The only thing worse than people taking selfies with you is people not.”

Tristan Pinnock, Blast Celebrity Correspondent

Tristan's just this guy, ya know?