Would it not be amazing to be a part of the 1%? How about the 0.0086%? According to an article published by Rebecca J. Rosen, she explains approximately 600,000 out of a population of 7,100,000,000 people in the world is actually considered famous. Should a group that consists of less than 1% of the population influence the majority?
While reading Rosen’s article, it reminded me of Shia LaBeouf and the Pitfalls of Celebrity Activism written by Ginia Bellafante. Her article criticizes President Trump for interpreted narcissistic actions as a celebrity. The article explains how many fellow celebrities condemn Trump’s actions and display their opinions in elaborate schemes. Celebrities such as Shia LaBeouf and Ashley Judd try to relate to the problems that the common citizen faces with Trump as president. However, these famous celebrities are too detached from the general public as portrayed by Judds recent comment at the Women’s March in Washington:
“Let the Bastille be stormed for the right of everyone to make $20 million a picture.”
– Ashley Judd
These celebrities are hypocrites who are crying that Trump is using his position as President to abuse his power, when they are using their status to deliver their opinions. It is amusing that the celebrities are mirroring the very tactics used by Trump that they are criticizing and that it goes to waste because of their disconnect from society.